Active Listening: How to Do It & Why You Should Practice It

We all want to be heard. And when coworkers say they want to be heard, it means they want their teams, their company, and their leaders to listen to them. An important part of leadership development, then, is improving one’s listening skills. Skills like active listening.

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5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI

For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike.

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Getting Training to Stick with Bite-Sized Learning

Let’s be honest: most training does not transfer well into the “real world.” You can sit someone down and expose them to a rigorous 48-hour training session, and even if they ace the material, precious little might come of it.
The problem is exactly that traditional format where information is blasted at the learner in a marathon learning session. There’s a pile of psychological evidence that shows that learning works better in bite-sized pieces.

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