Category: Professional Development

Leadership Development

Conferences During the Pandemic – Better or Worse?

Have you attended a virtual conference recently? How was your experience? The ‘new normal’ of life and business is in full effect. Maybe you have experienced attending a virtual conference for the first time this year? While I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few virtual events in recent months, my latest experience as a

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Career Development

5 Steps to Career Growth in Challenging Times

What if you really want to grow in your career, despite the pandemic? Career growth may not be top of mind for you right now due to the upheaval from the current global pandemic. But what if you really want to grow in your career? You are just bursting for a new challenge. Should you

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Career Development

Continuous Learning – Essential for Success

3 keys to maximize the effectiveness of professional development The big question for professional development used to be “how do you stay up to date in your field?” Today, a better question to ask may be: “how do you stay flexible in order to adapt to the changing workplace?” This is true for people in

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Goal-Setting

How to Manage Your Own Professional Development

Continuous learning is essential for effective leadership Are you one of those managers who is always looking out for your team, helping them develop, encouraging them to build their skills, while putting your own development needs on the back burner? Or do you seek out professional development opportunities for yourself as a break, a perk,

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Career Development

Is Staff Development Draining Your Time?

These 5 red flags will tell you when it’s time to shift your focus As a manager, your time is at a premium. One of your most important responsibilities is to develop your team members – but when you’re juggling  so many priorities, how do you find enough time to do this properly? If you

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What ROI can I expect from Executive Coaching?

Executive Coaching brings many benefits, both tangible and intangible The best way to justify the return on investment for executive coaching is by identifying specific challenges that your organization wishes to address with coaching. Then we can set specific goals and ways to measure progress throughout the coaching process. That way, measurement and results are

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Employee Engagement

Motivate and Inspire Your Team with these 11 Tips

Your “Motivate and Inspire Action Plan” As a manager, there’s an art to engaging your staff, motivating them to do their best work and inspiring a genuine commitment to the team and to the workplace. The truth is there’s no “one size fits all” solution because there are so many variables – from the different

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Leadership Development

Professional Development – Why it Matters

How to be among the top 30% of leaders Do you remember the first time you participated in a leadership development program? I do. When I was in my first leadership role at work, in my early 20’s, I attended an incredible event called the Saturday Development Seminar for Women. As an inexperienced manager, wanting

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Employee Motivation

Do You Lead By Example?

5 Reasons Why You Need to Adjust Your Leadership Style Do you lead by example? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Many senior leaders – with an abundance of passion, and a drive to succeed – set the pace in their organizations, demonstrating their commitment to the mission, their strong work ethic, their high

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Leadership Development

A Behind The Scenes Look at Curriculum Design

You’ve no doubt attended many workshops, seminars and classes – both formally and informally, in-person and online. Have you ever given thought to how these learning experiences are designed and created? If so, this post is for you – I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at my curriculum development process.

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