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Women and Office Politics – 10 Ways to Increase Your Power

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 9/12/16 8:00 AM

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About 7 years ago, I wrote a blog entitled, “The Game of Office Politics – Do you know how to play?" In it, I referenced a book by Dr. Lois Frankel called, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers.” In her book, Dr. Frankel suggests that women work too hard but don’t get promoted, purely because of that hard work. What else are we guilty of? We make our offices too girly and we don’t capitalize on work relationships. After all this time, I wondered, “Has anything changed?” Do women hold more leadership positions than before? Are we really breaking that glass ceiling and getting the corner office? 

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Topics: trials & tribulations, job performance, influencing

Why People Resist Change

Posted by Jeff Welch on 4/29/13 4:00 AM

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Topics: trials & tribulations

How to Adapt in Training

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 7/30/12 4:38 AM

Every now and then, life will throw us a curve ball and Murphy’s Law will show up in our world of training. It could show up in the form of non-functioning equipment, a challenging location, difficult participants, or a stressful travel experience. The opportunities for Murphy’s Law to show up are endless; that’s why an important trait for trainers is the ability to be flexible and adapt to any situation.

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Topics: trials & tribulations, instructional techniques, travel

How to Conduct a Terrible Course

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 5/21/12 4:27 AM

Hola. Yo me llamas Marsha y soy de Canada. Yes, I’m back in the classroom and this time, as a student! My friend convinced me to sign up for a “Survivor Spanish” course. It’s a two-hour class and runs twice a week, for four weeks. Now, I’ll admit, I haven’t been a student, in years, so before the class started I wondered, “What will it be like? I’m so used to being the instructor, how will I fare as the student?”

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Topics: adult learning principles, trials & tribulations, instructional techniques

Wanna Laugh More?

Posted by Langevin Team on 5/31/10 2:12 AM

Everyone wants to know the secrets to youth, health, and vibrancy – especially the baby boomers who are hitting those milestone ages of 50 and 60. Thousands and thousands of people are reaching these milestones daily. Anti-wrinkle creams are now a billion dollar industry. New antioxidant foods and liquids are popping up everywhere. By the way, who ever heard of Botox fifteen years ago? I have read a lot of literature on the topic of staying young (I am a baby boomer after all!) and I have discovered there is a common theme when it comes to maintaining youthfulness and vitality – live a stress-free life and laugh more.

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Topics: needs analysis, trials & tribulations

The Show Must Go On!

Posted by Langevin Team on 8/31/09 2:02 AM

"The show must go on" is a well-known phrase in show business, meaning that regardless of what happens, the show must still be put on for the waiting patrons.

The phrase was first made famous in the 1950's by British playwright and actor, Sir Noel Coward. I strongly feel that it's still applicable today. And not only is it appropriate in show business, as trainers we must often adhere to the very same phase while in the classroom.

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Topics: trials & tribulations, instructor-led training

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