NH Learning Solutions Blog
Calling All Leaders: Start a Book Club
Three years ago, I attended our annual International Conference. One of the breakout sessions had a speaker whose name unfortunately I cannot remember. He discussed, however, how he utilized a “book club” to help develop his company’s culture, which stayed with me. He explained the details of how to implement a book club, citing examples of books to read and including basic guidelines for everyone to follow.
5 Tips for Building a Cyber Resilience Strategy
You’ve spent endless time, money, and resources to secure your infrastructure. You have all the right malware detection, encryption, and firewalls in place. But when a cyber-attack inevitably hits, will your business be able to function in the aftermath?
Effective Management and Positive Assertiveness
One of the most effective ways for a manager to pull people together for a common purpose is using the technique known as Positive Assertiveness. This approach is all about demanding quality work from your team, while maintaining an amicable atmosphere. By cultivating a powerful leadership style, you can accomplish more every day, while guiding your team toward better long-term results.
How to Develop an Effective Employee Training Program
Successful employee training and development programs go beyond the standard new hire orientation. They aren’t sporadic courses that employees occasionally take as needed. It’s taking a strategic, organized, systematic approach to training that aligns individual growth with business goals.
7 Skill Areas Required for a Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation (DX) is the application of digital technologies to improve the performance or reach of a business, and it will continue to be an important topic for companies across the globe. Executives in all industries are using digital advances, such as data analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices (IoT) to change customer relationships, internal processes, and value propositions.
7 Skills Every Great Leader Should Have
Simply because someone has worked for several years in a particular role or industry doesn’t mean they’ve automatically gained the qualities and skills needed to successfully lead a team. Also, being promoted to a management level position doesn’t automatically transition someone into a great leader.
Mismanaged Meetings or Conference Calls Disrupt Productivity
Sometimes conference calls are vital and often truly productive; however, poorly managed or unnecessary meetings can absolutely disrupt the natural rhythm of a workday and could lead to hours of productivity loss.
How Professional Development Can Create Great Leaders
Training your leaders is an important component of running a successful business. However, many managers are only gaining skills through on-the-job experience and not through formal professional development. Is on-the-job experience the best and only way to learn? Are soft skills just as important or even more important as hard skills?
6 Soft Skills that Drive Technical Success
Guest Author: Eric P. Bloom
I have analyzed various technical certifications, methodologies, and frameworks. As expected, it was very obvious that the technical information and skills learned by studying them were of great value to both the individuals who gained this knowledge and the organizations they served.