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The NASAGA Training Activity Book

Download your free excerpts from this new release training activity book here.Free Activity: Building Blocks for Effective CommunicationThe NASAGA Training Activity Book - ContentsOrder your copy of The Nasaga Training Activity Book now.

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The Future of Training: An Interview with Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw

By Sarah PallettDr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is a Director of Speaking Edge and Innovation Edge, and is a global professional keynote speaker, talented trainer, corporate and leadership development consultant, and innovation strategist.I recently attended one of her workshops at the ILP: Future of Learning Conference called “Innovating for the future: A new vision for 21st Century [...]

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5 Questions for Sustaining Success

It's September ... And hopefully September brings you some sense of satisfaction, achievement and learning from the year to date.Often, the pressure of what's in front of us right now obscures the progress made, the lessons learned, the successes earned, and the opportunities ahead. The immediate and urgent too easily pushes these things aside unless [...]

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50 Digital Team-Building Games: Fast, Fun Meeting Openers, Group Activities and Adventures using Social Media, Smart Phones, GPS, Tablets, and More

Get your free excerpts of this great new book here.Free samples - 5 free digital icebreakers including twitter-hypernetworking50-digital-team-building-games-contents50-digital-team-building-games-indexOrder your copy here.

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What's to like about leading?

Most of us enjoy a compliment. And we usually enjoy the response of others when they receive a compliment from us. We might even have learned how to enjoy giving a compliment.So it might not be a big surprise to discover that compliments can be powerful tools of influence. People like to be told good [...]

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Book Review: Rapid Instructional Development

Rapid Instructional Development: Developing Training Courses Fast and Right Book Author: George M. Piskurich Pfeiffer 2009, 176 pages [caption id="attachment_1251" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="*Available In Store*"][/caption] The title says it all! Rapid Instructional Development is a book that provides many helpful, effective and efficient methods for the development of training programs.  It isn't like other instructional design books as its focus [...]

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Laughter. Leadership. Life.

In the final minutes of the 2011 movie Source Code, the hero turns and smiles as he looks at a train carriage full of happy, laughing Chicago commuters."Look at that," he says to his newly discovered love. "What?" she asks, seeing nothing apparently extraordinary."All that life,” he replies.All that life. Expressed in all the laughter [...]

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Leading opportunity

"Developing other people's talent is the whole company at the end of the day."These are the words of Aglient's Electronic Measurement Group President Ron Nersesian, one of the talent leaders featured in Bill Conaty and Ram Charan's new book, The Talent Masters: Why smart leaders put people before numbers . His experience - and commitment to [...]

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Removing Roadblocks

This article was inspired by a discussion at a recent Situational Leadership® workshop and some interesting workplace research in a just-released book.During a discussion about effective leader behaviours, our group talked about the responsibility of those in leadership roles - at whatever level - to "remove roadblocks" so that team members can more effectively get done what needs [...]

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The Pros & Cons of Training Activities & Games

...Games & activities have been a part of training for decades. From icebreakers to outdoor adventures, we have probably all experienced them at one time or another.Like most tools, when used well they can be incredibly beneficial and have a direct impact on ROI. They can also be used poorly with negative [...]

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