Whatever the field in which you're training or being trained, there’s one thing that can improve the experience – a better memory. Whether the subject is chess, computer coding or cookery, better recall will help students reach mastery sooner and with fewer headaches. So are you simply cursed (or blessed) with whatever memory capacity your brain was born with?
So many employees fall behind from the first moment of their workday. How? They're often caught in workplaces that have cultures that do the same things over and over, regardless of how their environments change — workplaces that don’t commit to regularly challenging employees to constantly learn, rethink their jobs and value, or try new things. Employees are stuck reliving yesterday’s workday over and over.
Do your employees say, “I have to get to work”? Or do they say, “I can’t wait to get to work”?
Harsh truth: More often than not, people leave their bosses, not their company.
When the advertising industry gathered in March for the 4As (American Association of Advertising Agencies) conference, participants probably expected a bit of networking and some chat about the state of the industry. Less expected were survey results delivered by Andrew Benett, global CEO of Havas' Arnold Worldwide.
As the economy regains some momentum, and hiring appears to be making a comeback, managers should keep a close eye on their most talented people -- who might be looking to leave. According to a recent Corporate Leadership Council survey, 25 percent of "high potential" employees in 2010 reported they planned to leave their jobs within a year -- compared to just 10 percent of the same group in 2006. It also revealed that 21 percent of these highly-valued individuals consider themselves “highly disengaged” in their work.