Why Your Recognition Training Is Likely Failing

Have you tried to train your people on how to give better recognition and it didn’t work? Were you able to measure the transfer of learning back to the job? What was the business impact of the recognition education delivered? Have employees reported improved recognition?

There are many reasons why educating and training managers and employees on recognition giving can fail. Authors and education experts, Tim Mooney and Robert O. Brinkerhoff, suggest bold actions for achieving business results in their book, Courageous Training. They provide a useful list of eleven possible causes for training failure.

I will unpack each one of these causes and then discuss how it relates specifically to employee recognition training. I want you to overcome the typical problems associated with training people effective recognition skills. (more…)

Do You Want to Build a Leader?

Discovering what it really takes to make a leader in today’s workplace

Funny snowmen against Swiss Alps

With humble apologies in advance for drawing on that memorable song title from the movie soundtrack, Frozen, but “do you want to build a leader?” At the same time it begs an answer to the question on how do you really build leaders in today’s global workplace? (more…)