Developing Leaders From a Distance

Leadership Workshops Evolve From the Classroom It’s interesting how change is sometimes thrust upon us. Innovation flourishes when disruption forces us to abandon the status quo and approach leader development without the quintessential leadership workshop. It had been widely accepted that leader skills require full-contact engagement. After all, leaders interact with people constantly. So, it […]

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Unsolved Mysteries: Problem-Solving with Lateral Thinking

Four Lateral Thinking Techniques to Help You Get “Outside the Box” Have you ever encountered an unsolvable problem? One where, no matter how much you pound on it, the solution never presents itself? This reminds me of an old TV show, Unsolved Mysteries (recently rebooted by Netflix). Over some dramatic theme music, we would see […]

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Systems Training Is Not One-Size Fits All

Best Practices For Developing Systems-Based Training Innovative Learning Group has developed custom training for many systems, from talent management and customer relationship management to banking and financial systems. After managing many of these projects, I’ve learned that systems training is definitely not one-size fits all. However, along the way I’ve discovered three best practices that […]

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Are We In This Virtually Forever?

Five Actions to Take to Advance Your Learning Future Now that we are many months into this pandemic, I think we’ve come to realize that many of our normal routines have changed forever — at home and at work. For learning professionals, those whose work weeks were largely filled with maintaining and delivering live instructor-led […]

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The Powerful Tool Called Color

Color Has A Big Impact On Learners Color is an extremely powerful tool. It can affect your mood, well-being, thoughts, and motivation. Research suggests that different colors play a role in cognitive functions. For example, researchers at the University of Linz in Austria demonstrated that the color red significantly decreases cognitive functioning in men. And […]

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