Training

Posts with the ‘Training’ tag

The #1 Priority For Leadership Development

A man came to my house the other day asking for work.  I handed him a hammer and some nails and told him to build a tree house for my kids. In fact, I gave him every tool he needed to complete the job.  He should be able to build the tree house if I […]

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Who Is Going To Step Up And Lead?

They just stood there! When the captains left the court, none of the other players stepped forward to lead. It was funny. It was sad. It was telling. Communication broke down and chaos ensued. I was watching a high school girls sporting event.  Unfortunately, I have seen this in the business world too.  When the leader […]

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IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson 30 min interview #2 with best selling leadership author Gordon Curphy

Dave Anderson discusses HOW to develop leaders within your team, with Gordon Curphy best selling author of Leadership-Enhancing the Lessons of Experience. All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 3 Million downloads to date!) Please rate us on iTunes as well. Other resources -free PDF downloads of character-based interview questions are available […]

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Leadership: There’s No App For That

I love my iPhone.  I resisted it for a time.  But now I know I can find just about anything I want at anytime of day, right on my phone.  The iPhone and other smart phones feed right into my need for instant gratification. Our world allows us to find just about everything with just […]

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One Thing Great Coaches Like Coach K Do

It was 1979 and I was sitting on a slab of concrete in the 90 degree heat at a summer basketball camp.  I was about to be in 8th grade and loved basketball. I wanted to show the coach of the local college that I was willing to do anything to get better.  The coach […]

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Management Training or Leadership Development

When Human Resources took over leadership training, I didn’t immediately notice a change.  In fact, I felt the leadership development department initially did a good job making the classes more specific to my job than the consultants they had hired in the past. But over time, a shift occurred.  Leadership development became more about how […]

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What Happened To The Person I Hired?

It had been 12 months since I hired Tracy.  During the interview process she wowed me with her passion and drive to succeed.  I wasn’t just moderately hopeful for her.  I thought she would be doing my job some day! But 12 months later, that person was nowhere to be found.  Tracy turned out to […]

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New Hires- 5 Keys To A Good Start

Now what?  After reviewing a stack of resumes, phone screenings, multiple interviews and reference checks, I have hired the best person out there for the job.   What’s next? I could do nothing, roll the dice and hope my new hire reaches the potential I see in them.  Or I could eliminate chance and put the […]

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The Often Ignored Key To Getting Promoted

“I want to do your job someday Dave. Will you show me how to get there?”   I loved the ambition and drive Dorothy showed with that statement. But like others before her, she had no clue what the most critical thing she needed to accomplish was before she became promotable. I had just offered her […]

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Dysfunction Is The Issue Not Incompetence

Two companies competing in the same market can have wildly different results.  One company will thrive and the other will flounder.  Why?  Does one company have smarter people?  Or better information? That is unlikely.  There is not a shortage of smart people in business today.  The people available for businesses to hire have never had […]

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