Why the Oil & Gas Industry Needs New Models of Training – Fast

The phrase “failure is not an option” is often used to convey the importance of the task at hand. However, when you take the time to think about it, failure is not an option that someone would consciously choose, but rather the potential result when the person or team is not fully prepared to execute...

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Training: The Key to Keeping Competitive Dealerships at Bay

One of the more interesting aspects of going through the car buying process is how the sales people always want to tell you about the dealership’s great service department. Terms such as award winning, 5-star rating and state-of-the-art facilities are often thrown around to describe the level of service that you can expect when you...

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Standardized Variation – The Key to Multilingual Training

While “Standardized Variation” may sound like an oxymoron, it may also hold the key to effective multilingual training. The topic has emerged as an important consideration for trainers when  developing a standardized course master that ensures consistency across the entire training population, while also accommodating the appropriate cultural variations of local audiences. Too much standardization...

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Five Olympic-Sized Training Lessons for Corporations

As an avid watcher of both the summer and winter Olympic Games, I often find myself inspired by the stories of these athletes and the sacrifices they make in order to realize their dreams of someday becoming Olympic champions. For training experts, the games also represent an opportunity to explore the traits that make people...

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In High-Stress Environments, Group Emotional Intelligence is Often the Difference Between Success and Failure

Whether you are referring to athletics or business, you often hear that winning begins with building a cohesive team, not just collecting the best talent. The goal of every successful coach or manager is to build a team of individuals that can anticipate one another’s moves and operate as a seamless unit. This is one...

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