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Better Training at Your Company: Don’t Go Easy

How successful are the learning and training programs used at your company? It’s an important question to ask on a regular basis, but all too easy to lose sight of it when you’re caught up in the daily grind of company operations. If you take a serious, hard look at learning in your company and realize your programs are not as effective as the business needs them to be, here’s a radical idea: Give employees better training by making your programs harder– you might just be surprised (in a good way) at the results you get.

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How to Survive Working for the Too-Many-New-Ideas Boss

Learning and training departments in businesses around the country often have one or more team members who are very creative, but when it’s the boss who is one of the creative types, it can make for a challenging work environment. After all, it can be hard to keep up with the too-many-new-ideas boss, which some refer to as “shiny object syndrome” or “high idea productivity.” You can come out of a meeting with several new initiatives and then by the time you get back to your desk there’s an email from the boss with yet another idea. This kind of rapid shifting and reshuffling of priorities can make your head spin. Rather than driving yourself crazy trying to stay on top of a constantly changing to-do list, it’s time to engage in some specific managing-up techniques to reign in your boss and preserve your own sanity. Continue reading