Training Needs Analysis, Why Bother?


A colleague told me his company had conducted a leadership skills training workshop earlier in the year for all of their supervisors, but management was not satisfied with the results. According to him the trainer they used came highly recommended, and was a top notch facilitator. Most, if not all of the participants were raving…

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Maximizing Your Workforce Development Strategy


Often times when the new HR or Training Manager arrive at their new assignment, they find that they are the most concerned and focused on the development of the workforce. This may seem like an appropriate circumstance, given that all of the other line mangers are busy trying to meet the objectives related to their…

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Delegate for Development


Several years ago, I had the opportunity to work with Sarah, a leader of a small facilities management team. Sarah hadn’t taken a real vacation in over three years, because she was fearful of leaving her staff without her daily guidance. Even though she had managed this team for several years, and they were very…

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