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Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

We need more super heroes. Not the kind you’re thinking of — that can leap over a tall building in a single bound, defy gravity, move mountains, or see through walls. No, we need more real life training superheroes. Maybe we already have them and we just have to take time to notice. They... Read More
Just-Right Recognition – a dozen ways to say “good job!”

Just-Right Recognition – a dozen ways to say “good job!”

Recognition is said to increase performance by as much as 24%. Still, finding the perfect way to say “good job” or “I appreciate you” should start with a quick assessment of your goals. What do you hope to achieve by recognizing someone’s effort? REWARD – focus on Grandiose Achie... Read More
Criticism, Feedback and the Power of Praise

Criticism, Feedback and the Power of Praise

A good leader knows how to give feedback and praise. Just ask Kim Scott, whose TED Talk on Radical Candor, transformed our understanding of what it means to be a good boss. Certainly, criticism may be hard to take, but withholding feedback doesn’t do anyone any favors.  Scott’s “r... Read More
Seals of Approval

Seals of Approval

As 2016 was drawing to a close, I got the happy news that two of our new fidget toys, Loopeez and Gyrobi, were selected among Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Toys of 2016. While I’m thrilled that our tools were recognized and am eager to add that seal of approval to our packaging, it got me thinking... Read More
Workplace Engagement – how do you get people engaged?

Workplace Engagement – how do you get people engaged?

I’ve been following a wonderful discussion on LinkedIN about workplace engagement. The focus of the conversation has been about how to get employees engaged. Following is my synopsis and organization of that very rich dialogue. I may not have captured every contributor’s direct words, bu... Read More
How to reward students to get results

How to reward students to get results

I’ve been doing some research lately on how to make work more fun and rewarding. I realize that teachers and trainers think a great deal about incentives. But these are also great lessons for any work environment! The Marshall Memo synthesized this Education Week article by Sarah Sparks who re... Read More
The Value and ROI in Employee Recognition

The Value and ROI in Employee Recognition

I came across this joint report by the Human Capital Institute, FORUM for People Performance Management and Measurement, and IRF Incentive Research Foundation, which examines the correlation between employee recognition and improved job performance. Among the facts highlighted, this one stood out to... Read More
The Journey to Recognition

The Journey to Recognition

“Employees tell us one of the problems they have with rewards is they only receive them when the goal if finally accomplished.  Their complaint is generally that no one ever says anything along the way to getting the results. What a lost opportunity for acknowledging people for the many actio... Read More
Recognition increases performance 24%

Recognition increases performance 24%

As I’ve been working on copy for an upcoming catalog, I wanted to find out just how much recognition and reward affect workers’ performance.  Although the citations do not focus specifically on training and learning environments, a wealth of research strongly supports the effectiveness ... Read More
Colleague-to-Colleague Certificates

Colleague-to-Colleague Certificates

Peer-to-peer recognition is a great way to build morale and encourage participants to take notice of one another’s efforts. I found Julie Biddle’s tip online and wanted to share it. “For a long, several-day course, have the learners prepare certificates for each other. At the begin... Read More