Call Us: 800-299-3770 Fax: 508-651-2674

Category: EDITORIAL

Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips

I’ve been following a rich discussion on Time Management on the T&D Training and Development LinkedIN group. One of the group members recently asked if there was a good way to capture all of the great tips located within the discussion.  So, in the interest of Time Management, I took it u... Read More
Anybody? Anybody?

Anybody? Anybody?

I just came upon this anonymous quote and thought it had many great applications — first and foremost I think I could share it with my boys, when it comes to clearing the table, hanging up coats, or taking out the trash. It could also apply to class participation, team projects, taking chances... Read More
Gamification for Training

Gamification for Training

I recently came across the term and book Gamification, by Gabe Zichermann and Christopher Cunningham, which seems to have taken the marketing world by storm.  The word refers to “the use of game play elements for non-game applications.” Companies are using it to make their websites, social medi... Read More
Teach your students how to succeed at failing

Teach your students how to succeed at failing

As a teenager, I frequently went skiing with my dad. I was pretty good at the sport but didn’t like it much when I fell, let alone wiped out and had a complete “yard sale.”  For the non-skiers out there, that’s when all of your equipment falls off and is scattered around the... Read More
Valuing our Teachers

Valuing our Teachers

As summer winds down and “back to school” is fresh in our mind, let us consider the true impact of our trainers and teachers, who are too often under-valued and under-appreciated. I found this thoughtful article quoted online. What Do Teachers Make? by Mona Kapoor Choudhury The dinner gu... Read More
Are catalog companies "green"?

Are catalog companies "green"?

I’m a fiend about recycling.  Just ask my kids — I don’t let them get Happy Meals because we end up throwing away every little toy; I refuse to buy those little juice boxes and individually wrapped snacks; and even I reuse ziploc bags. So how is it that I’ve come to terms wi... Read More
Everything I learned about Communication I learned from my Dogs

Everything I learned about Communication I learned from my Dogs

Posted by guest blogger, Betty Lochner, Cornerstone Coaching & Training: Today I was puttering around in my garden talking to my dogs, as I often do, and got to thinking.  These guys are good listeners! In fact, they are some of the better communicators I know.  Here are just a few things I... Read More
Trainers are not presenters

Trainers are not presenters

Trainers rarely consider themselves to be “presenters.” I’ve often contemplated why this is and what the difference is between presenting and training.  This morning, I saw this quote by Sir Winston Churchill, which crystallized my thinking. Courage is what it takes to stand up an... Read More
The old lady at the tollbooth – part 2

The old lady at the tollbooth – part 2

Last month I shared my friend’s story about the old lady at the tollbooth.  You may recall that Craig Ruben, a former Ringling-trained clown, had challenged himself to make the sour tollbooth lady crack a smile. After weeks of persistence, he finally broke through and became a smile in her da... Read More
The old lady at the tollbooth – part 1

The old lady at the tollbooth – part 1

Perhaps you’ve heard that early in my career, I performed as a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus clown.  I stay in touch with the old crew for perspective and laughs.  I hope you’ll get both when you read this story shared by clown, Craig Ruben: The first time I saw the old... Read More