Vital Insight Into Management Training Success

Expert Tips For Building A Strong Leadership Development Strategy

Where Is Your Management Training Program Falling Short?

Managers are on the front line of your business. They deal with the day-to-day operations of your company and directly impact the productivity of your employees. You want a team of effective leaders running your organization, and providing them with proper management training is the key to achieving that.

What’s your current management development program? A set of old VHS tapes? Maybe you have a new system, but you’re not seeing results. If your managers aren’t excelling, look to your management training program to diagnose the problem.

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Strategies for Communicating with an Evaluative Listener

Bingo! You have an exciting new idea that you want to share with your colleague. But as you begin communicating and start to present the idea to them, they interrupt you with the following statement:

"We shouldn't go through with it. We've tried it before and it didn't work."

Your colleague is not purposefully being difficult; rather they are an evaluative listener. They tend to jump to conclusions before hearing the full idea and without giving it much thought.

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Suggested Strategies When Dealing With Selective Hearing

As a team leader, you may have experienced the following scenario...

Your team member asks if he/she could have Friday and Monday off to go on a ski weekend. (With the many feet of snow that has blanketed the country this year, who wouldn't want to have a long ski weekend!) You, as the team leader, refuse to authorize this leave because of pressing work deadlines. Your team member takes those two days off to go skiing anyway.

 

When your team member returns to work on Tuesday, he/she says something like the following... "I distinctly heard you say that even though we had a pressing deadline, I could take the weekend off if I worked next weekend."

This is a case of "selective hearing" -- what a person hears can be influenced by what that individual wants to see or hear.

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The Rise and Fall of MOOCs (and What It Means for Workplace Training)

The Massive Open Online Course (or "MOOC") has arguably been the hottest subject in education over the past two years. The New York Times proclaimed 2012 as "the year of the MOOC." Some particularly massive MOOCs enrolled over 100,000 students across the globe to listen to a single lecture. A slew of "ed-tech" start-ups arose, amassing tens of millions of dollars in venture funding to build MOOC platforms. There were more than a few passionate proclamations that MOOCs would soon change education forever.

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Vital Learning Gets a Brand New Look

Today we are officially releasing our brand new look and website and are bursting with excitement. Our new website is more than just an updated look – it represents the tremendous improvements that will result from the changes in systems and processes that all of us have been relentlessly pursuing over the past year. These changes will enhance the interactions, relationships and impact that we can have with our customers, partners, and colleagues.

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Emerging Neuroscience Discoveries and Vital Learning’s “Behavior Modeling”

The recently emerging field of neuroscience in education (or “neuroeducation”) is beginning to uncover fascinating insights into how to optimize workplace training and development. Until about ten years ago, scientists did not have the necessary technology to truly understand the complex brain interactions that occur when we learn new information. Today, our understanding of the brain and the learning process has grown significantly – and many of these findings have application in workplace training and development.

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Five Tips to Boost the “Stickiness” of Employee Training

What is “stickiness?” In the context of workplace training, stickiness tracks the level of learner engagement and knowledge retention. A “sticky” training course means that lessons taught in the course are well engrained in the learners’ memory and are likely to actually be applied on the job. So the outstanding million-dollar question: how do we make training stickier? There are many ways to make training more engaging and more memorable and Vital Learning’s courses offer plenty of guidance, but here are a few tips to get started:

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