Lessons with Lauren: Business Acumen for Project Managers

Lessons with Lauren: Business Acumen for Project Managers

The Training and Development Manager at a mid-size transportation company reache...

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Would You Like Training With That?

Would You Like Training With That?

Whenever I ask people what their very first job was, I sometimes get a variety o...

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“Change stinks.” – Ghandi

“Change stinks.” – Ghandi

When you read the title of my blog, what did you think? Hopefully, “Well that ca...

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L&D Priorities in a Rapidly Growing Organization

L&D Priorities in a Rapidly Growing Organization

Sally*, a client of ours in previous roles, is now Director of L&D in the Oil &...

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2017. The Year Your L&D Strikes Gold.

2017. The Year Your L&D Strikes Gold.

The year 2017 is quickly approaching, and as it draws closer, learning & develop...

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Business Acumen: The Driving Factor for an Engaged Workforce

Business Acumen: The Driving Factor for an Engaged Workforce

Take a moment, and think of what you would define as a “bad job.” Is it getting...

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To Capstone, or Not to Capstone

To Capstone, or Not to Capstone

It is an age-old leadership development program (LDP) dilemma. After sharing som...

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By the Time you Train them, It Could be Too Late

By the Time you Train them, It Could be Too Late

A senior manager recently contacted us about business acumen training. Professio...

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Onboarding that goes the Distance: The 'Will' to Break through 'The Wall'

Onboarding that goes the Distance: The 'Will' to Break through 'The Wall'

Like the sport of long-distance running, the onboarding process is much more tha...

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Strategy Execution Sets the Tempo: Gearing up for Organizational Change

Strategy Execution Sets the Tempo: Gearing up for Organizational Change

In professional cycling, it's well known that the leader wears a yellow jersey....

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'Rules' to Live By

'Rules' to Live By

You know when you go to a theme park or gym and there’s that long list of rules?...

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Why Customer Service Reps Need Business Acumen

Why Customer Service Reps Need Business Acumen

Does the term "customer satisfaction" ring a bell? It should. In a practical se...

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What We Learned at #ATD16

What We Learned at #ATD16

It has been quite a week in Denver at ATD16. We spent it on the expo floor among...

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The Benefits of Talking ‘Company Culture’ to New Hires

The Benefits of Talking ‘Company Culture’ to New Hires

"Is everybody getting this?" Just a simple rhetorical statement, but it has the...

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Drilling for Better Business Acumen

Drilling for Better Business Acumen

I recently wrote a blog about the darker side of growth. Now I’m shifting gears...

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Tired of Going ‘Round and Round’ with New Hires? Make ‘Company Culture’ Part of your Onboarding Strategy from Day 1

Tired of Going ‘Round and Round’ with New Hires? Make ‘Company Culture’ Part of your Onboarding Strategy from Day 1

Culture shock. It's one of those terms that has grown so common many business l...

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Leadership Spotlight: Mentors Make a Difference

Leadership Spotlight: Mentors Make a Difference

What do millennials value most? According to a recent white paper from Grovo, it...

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5 Leadership Behaviors for a Winning Team

5 Leadership Behaviors for a Winning Team

For months now, I've contemplated writing about leadership, but I've continuousl...

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