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Missing Leadership Skill: Conflict Management

photo credit: Jean Wimmerlin / Unsplash One of the things we DON'T teach our future leaders: ✔ Conflict Management Conflict management is a skill that all up-and-coming leaders should learn. Some research suggests that 25% of a manager’s day is spent managing conflict. Most people...

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Is it Worthwhile to Learn a Useless Skill?

A few months ago I was facilitating a conversation with a group of CLOs (Chief Learning Officers) and two got in to an almost-heated discussion about the "worthiness" of learning to drive a stick-shift vehicle. The conversation started around the premise of the demise of...

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FREE Developmental Assessments

Self Management is Key to Leadership Development [caption id="attachment_19138" align="alignright" width="259"] assessment[/caption] One of the hallmarks of a good leader is the ability to "manage" oneself. In other words - stay grounded, communicate well, use emotion in a positive way, etc.  Unfortunately most folks learn self management skills through...

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Case Study – Uber – 2017 Whiplash

Periodically, The Training Doctor releases case studies used in our Teaching Thinking Curriculum. Since we want everyone to improve their thinking skills - not just those who are enabled to do so through their employer-sponsored training - we offer these case studies for use in your...

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The Disconnect Between Training and Thinking

In the last few decades (since the 1990's) the timbre of training has taken a distinct turn away from thinking skills (such as Why? and What if?) and toward how-to skills. This has been precipitated by the rampant growth of eLearning, which is essentially self...

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Interview with Author: Kassy LaBorie

Kassy Laborie, Director, Virtual Training Services, Dale Carnegie What motivated you to write this book?  I have over 15 years of experience converting activities into the live online environment. I get new ideas all the time, every time I deliver an event. I didn't want to lose...

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$2500 in Scholarship Money available!

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, The Training Doctor is offering a $2500.00 scholarship to a working professional who is getting an advanced degree in workplace Training or OD. Please see our Philanthropy page for the application and qualification requirements. Deadline: July 1, 2016 Scholarship awarded: July 16,...

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Workplace Loner? You’re not alone!

More than half of Americans (52%) prefer working individually. Despite the trend toward more collaborative work teams, only a third (33%) of those surveyed voluntarily want to work that way. One-tenth (9%) prefer to work one-on-one with a supervisor or boss. Younger Americans believe that they will spend...

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