Why Training Fails

Written by Steve Kaye


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There are two parts to every learning experience. The first part involves mastering new skills. The second (and critical) part involves choosing to use them.

Key Point: You can be an effective leader even when others arenít.

3) Some people play make-believe. Many years ago I received an evening phone call from a colleague who wanted to know if I could recommend a good book on how to hold effective meetings. It seems this person was scrambling to find material for a workshop that was scheduled to startrepparttar next morning.

You will learn more from an expert, rather than from someone who is delivering a book report. In this case, I recommended either ofrepparttar 136693 two books that I had written on how to hold effective meetings.

Many companies hire trainers who build training programs based on books that they read. And some entrepreneurs agree to speak on topics that are purely academic for them. The best trainers ARErepparttar 136694 message, which means that they live and breathe and use what they teach. They can answer any questions, meet any needs, help with any situations thatrepparttar 136695 participants may bring up. They truly know their topic.

Key Point: Hire a trainer who wroterepparttar 136696 book instead of one who (you hope) read a book.

Any training program can succeed, if delivered to people who want to improve by an expert who can show them how.

IAF Certified Professional Facilitator and author Steve Kaye works with leaders who want to hold effective meeting. His innovative workshops have informed and inspired people nationwide. His facilitation produces results that people will support. Call 714-528-1300 or visit his web site for over 100 pages of valuable ideas. Sign up for his free newsletter at http://www.stevekaye.com


Another Use for Meetings

Written by Steve Kaye


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Is it helpful? Evaluaterepparttar comments and behavior during a meeting. Arerepparttar 136692 participants working to support each other? Are people contributing torepparttar 136693 safe environment that is essential for open creative thinking? Are people adding high-value contributions (instead of stories or jokes that distract everyone)? Note that chronic unproductive behavior betrays either fear, a lack of effective work skills, or misunderstood expectations. People who perform poorly in meetings may need constructive coaching.

Is it controlled? Leadership involves more than watching people talk. Thus, observerepparttar 136694 dynamics ofrepparttar 136695 meeting process. Isrepparttar 136696 chairperson leading everybody through methodical steps that take them to a result? Isrepparttar 136697 meeting being conducted in such a way thatrepparttar 136698 participants feel that it is a fair process? Isrepparttar 136699 chairperson helping others perform at their best so thatrepparttar 136700 group can produce an outstanding result?

Someone who excels inrepparttar 136701 above areas should be considered for leadership positions. This explains why most executives consider a personís ability to lead meetings when selecting future leaders.

IAF Certified Professional Facilitator and author Steve Kaye works with leaders who want to hold effective meeting. His innovative workshops have informed and inspired people nationwide. His facilitation produces results that people will support. Call 714-528-1300 or visit his web site for over 100 pages of valuable ideas. Sign up for his free newsletter at http://www.stevekaye.com


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