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Executive Exchange: 5 Reasons You Are Not Getting Training Right

I just returned from an extensive learning exchange where the “who’s who” of Chief Learning Officer’s gathered at a state-of-the-art training facility in Toronto. The PhD’s in my life would be very happy to hear that I approached it like a study from the human capital training space, observing the learning challenges faced by organizations across the border. With a great cross section of companies represented, it provided me a perfect back drop to conduct what has apparently become my life’s work: Endless people research that has taken over even my social life. Yes, including observing behaviors (mine, none to honorable) at miniature golf. Ugg, what can I say, it’s all for the purpose of a greater good.

Exercising Your Networking Muscles

Author: Kayla E. Klos, Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery

There are many guides, tips and tricks available on how to network successfully at various types of events. Networking . . . just mentioning it can illicit many different negative responses including fear, anxiety or stress. I know that it is “good” for me and that it is the “right” thing to do for both my personal and professional development. Of course, that makes it sound more like exercise than anything else. And like exercise, you can’t just do it occasionally and expect meaningful results. It takes practice, learning and even failure at times to figure out what works for you. It also includes finding common ground with others to successfully network in the first place.

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Why Young Managers Must Have The Proper Skill Set

Per research by Harvard Business Review, the typical person steps into a manager role around the age of 30. Also, per this study, the typical manager receives her first formal leadership training around age 42. It can be concluded that the majority of today’s managers operate in leadership positions for over a decade without formal training and the necessary skills to succeed.