Employee Development Courses & Management Training Courses

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This headline for an article in the Houston Chronicle on June 9, 2010, caught my attention http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7043877.html.  How can this be when the Gallup Underemployment rate reported on June 3, 2010, is still a whopping 19.1%?  Some are leaving for new jobs, but most have no firm offers. Many stayed in jobs during the recession… Read more »

Human Capital Management and Stock Prices

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I received an email from McBassi & Company and I downloaded the whitepaper entitled “Human Capital Management Predicts Stock Prices” http://mcbassi.com/blog/2010/06/09/human-capital-management-predicts-stock-prices/ The bottomline is, the stock prices of those  companies that provide training and development and career development, human capital management, outperform the competition.  Why then in an economic downturn, one of the first areas… Read more »

The Leadership Skills Reading List

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  It goes without saying that strong leadership skills are essential for any successful manager. Defining what makes a good leader is a more difficult task. Our Leading With Credibility  course helps managers find their true leadership potential by becoming more honest, forward-looking, competent and inspiring. Since leadership is a continuous journey, keep advancing your… Read more »

Tips for Team Building

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  “Team building” is often tossed around casually in workplace conversations, but it is more than just a clever business phrase. Creating a cohesive, collaborative team is important in any organization, and it takes leadership and dedication to achieve. In a successful team, individuals are able to set aside their personal motivations to put the… Read more »

Effect Change With the Dealing with Difficult People Course

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Ideally, collaborating with a team of people is an inspiring and productive process. Each person brings his or her own ideas and strengths to the group, and everyone cooperates seamlessly to reach shared goals. Of course, working with a group can also be challenging when you bring together many individuals, often of different generations and… Read more »

Improve Your Office Etiquette & Professional Presence

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  We all have our own pet peeves about the behavior of colleagues, employees and managers at work, from the woman who talks on her cell phone in the bathroom stall to the man who constantly forwards cute kitten YouTube videos to the whole staff.   Office etiquette can be delicate to navigate, so it… Read more »

10 Steps to a More Professional Presence

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Even with four generations in the workforce, there are generally accepted business norms that define professionalism beyond table manners and dress. 1.   Business language should use clearly defined business terms in the correct context with meaningful objectives. As millennials countinue to enter the workforce, organizations need to understand styles and their business perspectives.  However, “dude”,… Read more »

5 Tips to Go Green in Your Office with Employee Development

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  Reducing your office’s carbon footprint through small, manageable actions can be a smart move in many ways. If you make a commitment to “go green” at work, you protect the environment, create a healthier workplace for employees and save your organization money over time. As part of your employee development foster a culture of… Read more »