Category: Business

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Make It Pop!

Communicating with Your Graphic Designer Doesn’t Have to Feel like Speaking Greek My favorite part of being a graphic designer is all of the people I get to connect with. From varying business backgrounds, to cultural backgrounds, to a wide range of skillsets and life experiences, I love discovering how my clients’ brains work and […]

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The Proof is in the Pie: Customized Training Programs Boost Employee Efficiency

Training is about moving the needle…engaging learners. At its core, it’s about designing and developing solutions that increase performance. But does it matter in all roles and all types of businesses? For the roles and responsibilities that tend to be repetitive, is training even necessary? Consider this before you answer. With a fresh driver’s license […]

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How do YOU innovate?

Someone recently asked me, “How do you innovate at Innovative Learning Group?” It’s a simple question but real food for thought. Admittedly, I did not have an immediate answer. That’s not good when you work at ILG, right? However, as a process thinker who likes to reflect, I took the question to heart and started […]

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What’s Your Theme?

Recently, I read a great Detroit Free Press column by Josh Linkner, a tech entrepreneur and author. He wrote about having a theme for the year rather than resolutions. Josh’s theme for 2019 is learning… how perfect for those of us in this field? Josh breaks down his theme into three learning areas, and each area […]

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L&D Roads Bad? It’s Time to Repair Our Infrastructure!

I’m frustrated! As a Michigander, I hear a lot about the state’s infrastructure and the extensive work needed to improve it. There are crumbling roads, deficient bridges, and congestion plaguing our streets and highways. But what’s really frustrating me are the problems I see with the state of the learning and development (L&D) infrastructure. How […]

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Step Up Your Game: Five Ideas for Developing Millennials

One of the biggest challenges companies face today is finding effective ways to train and retain millennials. Millennials are sometimes described as “lazy” or “entitled.” On the contrary, millennials are driven, possess essential skills, and hold a lot of potential. I can write this confidently because I’m a millennial. And as a millennial who works […]

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