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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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The Biggest Takeaway from Training 2016 was … ONBOARDING!

The Biggest Takeaway from Training 2016 was … ONBOARDING!

After more than 500 conversations on the expo floor, our Paradigm Learning team...

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Front-Line Managers Need Business Acumen

Front-Line Managers Need Business Acumen

On Wall Street, the word "growth" is synonymous with success. Growth in sales, p...

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Engaged Employees Drive Culture

Engaged Employees Drive Culture

Like any good salesperson—or any good millennial—I  stay involved in social medi...

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How Business Acumen Fits In

How Business Acumen Fits In

Business strategy alignment... ring a bell? Sure it does. In TrainingIndustry.c...

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3 Lessons of Culture Learned at HubSpot

3 Lessons of Culture Learned at HubSpot

"Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when th...

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Industry Reflection: Subject Matter Experts as Facilitators

Industry Reflection: Subject Matter Experts as Facilitators

An established client and a recent prospect shared a similar problem with me. Th...

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