Social media consultants can be an expensive addition to your business. But in this day and age, no company can operate without a sound social plan. Despite the swanky pitches you may receive from pros, your best social media team might actually be your current workforce. But how can you find your company's natural social media rockstars and get your entire team on board with your goals?
If I told you your car was wasting two-thirds of the fuel you put in it, you'd be pretty annoyed (especially considering gas prices right now). And if I told you your brain was only working at two-thirds capacity, you'd feel pretty dumb. So why, then, do so many trainers reap only two-thirds of the benefits of training, executive and blogger Jay Cross asked recently.
Donna Wells, the CEO of Mindflash, will be teaming up with several female CEOs and founders of tech companies next week at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive for a panel titled “Becoming a CEO: Lessons from Four Techette Leaders.”
On Wednesday The Daily Mindflash invited David Kelly to host a Twitter chat to discuss his recent post, "Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It." Over the course of the 30-minute chat, which drew over 200 responses, questions were posed that further explored the theme of the article. In addition to Kelly's responses, participants were able to add their thoughts and resources to the conversation.
I’ll admit it: When it comes to teaching, classroom programs are my favorite. Classroom education is more personal and more responsive — it allows the instructor’s personality and knowledge to interact with students’ specific needs. By gauging an assessing the impact of a lesson, the instructor is able to connect with students and guide them toward meaningful and successful results.
Daily Mindflash contributor David Kelly, the director of training for Carver Federal Savings Bank and author of the blog Misadventures in Learning, will be fielding questions from readers about his most recent article, "Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It," via Twitter this Wednesday, March 7, beginning at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST).
"It's not that people don't like what you do; it's just that nobody likes training. Nobody. You do an excellent job, but still... people hate training."
When Shakespeare famously penned, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” it’s clear that he didn’t live in the age of Google searches and brand positioning. Today, he might still have found success as a writer, but his florist business would probably go nowhere.
Training magazine recently released its annual list of the top 125 companies that embrace employee training, and by glancing over some statistics about those organizations, a few trends start to emerge.