Category: Reference

Dec 13

Engagement and productivity

There are staggering statistics about employee engagement in the corporate world. There are actually three classifications; engaged, not engaged and actively disengaged.  Disengaged-employees cost the American economy up to $350 billion per annum due to lost productivity. Here are a few statistical quotes from Jim Harter Ph.D., a chief scientist at Gallup: “Engaged employees are …

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Apr 13

Self-Directed and Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing”. Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product. In its broadest meaning, self-directed learning describes a process in which individuals take the initiative, with or …

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Mar 05

Personal Engagement

Personal engagement at work and life: you love your work and it aligns with your innate talents and skills. You have a great work-life balance. You are productive, efficient, effective and your customers love you! What could be better than that? Through advocacy, guidance and coaching, we bring the human experience to the forefront of …

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Mar 05

Culture in the Workplace

Workplace culture thrives in the attitudes of employees, in the setting of goals and in the communication of values to associates and customers. “Your brand is only a promise – the culture either fulfills or breaks that promise.” There are many fantastic resources and books to help structure and focus our inquiry into clarifying and …

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Mar 05

Engagement in the Workplace

Engaged organizations have strong and authentic values, with clear evidence of trust and fairness based on mutual respect, where two way promises and commitments – between employers and staff – are understood, and are fulfilled. We augment the human element (interviewing, engaged perception, provocative conversations, trust) and we also use assessement tools, when approriate, to …

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Dec 28

Self-Directed and Engaged Learning Goals

Engaged, motivated and self-directed training is primarily leveraging off the efforts within the educational system. I am taking this approach and applying it to adults within the business community. This may not be for everyone within your organization; however, most likely there is a subset of employees who are creative and highly experiential learners. Bringing …

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May 08

Culture and Community

Culture and Community Here are a few ideas to ponder and help create a base for a ‘conversation for possibilities’ for your organization and culture. I: Strong Vs Weak Cultures Strong culture is said to exist where staff respond to stimulus because of their alignment to organizational values. In such environments, strong cultures help firms …

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Dec 23

Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Personal and Organizational Health and Wellness: Our work is designed with a long-term vision, consistency and affordability in mind. If you are experiencing times in your life to be challenging and impacting you on multiple levels of awareness; career, emotional, spiritual, health, relationships, communication, financial and finding peace in the chaos – I look forward …

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Jan 13

Innovative brainstorming

As a project-oriented and people-centered facilitator, I effectively apply my expertise in support of personal development, professional excellence and operational integrity. There are a number of commonly held practices that routinely interfere with innovation in the workplace. Having an objective and creative thinker to engage in conversations and workflow, can stimulate and catalyze new ideas. …

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Jan 13

Motivational Learning

Seminar, Webinar, Coaching or Project Consulting: By definition, Andragogy consists of training styles and strategies focused on people (adults and young-adult students) who are attracted to a process of ‘engaged learning’ within a structure of learning though experiences. Focuses on the continuum between trainer-directed and student-directed learning and includes: reflection, critique and historical analysis. Two …

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