Category Archives: 2017

Evidence-based Coaching Tools

If you conduct a google search, you will find that there is no shortage of coaching tools, but there is a lack of clarity on how and when to use specific tools and little research to shed light on this process. A growing body of coaching research considers the specific tools or interventions that coaches use as they work with

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You, Inc.: Part 2 in the Training Entrepreneurs Series

Starting a training related business is appealing because it is much less complicated than other business ventures. Startup costs are relatively low; there is no building to buy, inventory to stock or staff to hire, at least not initially. Because you provide the knowledge and talent, its success is dependent solely on you and what you bring to the table.

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Are you ready to freelance? Part I in the Training Entrepreneurs Series

We are fortunate in the field of training and development to have the option of working either within an organization or for ourselves as either internal or external consultants. Many enter the field with the notion of one day transitioning to an independent practice, while others prefer the security of working for someone else. How do you know if you

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Bridging the E-Learning Skill Gap

A new research report by ATD titled: Next Generation E-Learning: Skills and Strategies, reveals a significant gap in the expansion of E-Learning and the cause of the gap is surprising. Although a whopping 9 out of 10 of the 526 organizations surveyed said they offer some E-Learning to their workers, with organizations categorized as “high-performance” delivering the largest portion of

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Careers in Training and Development Part 1: A bright outlook

There has never been a better time to consider a career in training and development. As the complexity of our world increases, so does the need for those who can design, deliver, and direct the process of knowledge acquisition and management. According to O-Net, a repository of occupational information developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, the job outlook for

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Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups

Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups Vincent L. Cyboran, Ed.D. Finally finishing your master’s degree brings with it several emotions, including much-deserved pride and a sense of relief. You can finally enjoy your weekends again. You can devote more time to long-neglected hobbies and interests, or just do nothing; at least for a while. Your resume is updated to reflect

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If ‘All the world’s a stage,” Don’t Leave Home Without Your Script.

If “All the world’s a stage,” Don’t Leave Home Without Your Script Vince Cyboran, Ed.D. Imagine that you are meeting a friend for lunch at a restaurant that you have not eaten at before. You arrive first, five minutes before the agreed-upon time. You stand near the entrance, next to a sign reading:  “Please wait to be seated.” Soon, a

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Your Words Matter

Your Words Matter Dr. Rayford Barner & Dr. Reginald Jackson If the recently published book Fire and Fury by author Michael Wolfe isn’t enough to convince you that your words matter, then we are not certain what will. As you listen to the conflicting accounts of what is written in Wolfe’s book between President Trump’s administration and the author, there

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Healthy Confrontation Helps Everyone Grow

By: Tom Ford We have all been there: sitting in a meeting silently disagreeing with the organizer.  You know from your experience that the proposal on the table will not work, but you choose not to speak up because you are a professional.  However, the meeting ends and your boss tasks you with doing something that will fail.  Worst yet

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