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What word are you?

Recently we attended my daughter’s high school band’s annual banquet. It is a time for celebrating the accomplishments of the year and honoring the band students. The band instructor has created a tradition of assigning “adjectives” to each child as they come up to receive their pin, letter, or whatever other award they have earned …

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Least Stressful Jobs

In preparation for my Organizational Behavior class I’m teaching at Washington University in St. Louis tonight, I’m doing some research on organizational change and job stress.  Our Robbins Organizational Behavior text pointed me to an article about low stress jobs.  Imagine my surprise when it listed Education/Training Consultant as the number one least stressful jobs!  …

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ASTDSTL DiSC Workshop 12/7/2010

12/7/10 Sharon will be facilitating at the ASTD St. Louis event: Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport Hotel “Energizing Your Learning Solutions with 21st Century DiSC”.  Go to www.astdstl.org for more information and to register.

Value of Networking + Informational Interviewing Tips

I recently facilitated the ASTD Training Certificate Program sponsored by the ASTD Ft. Worth, TX chapter.  One of my participants was a gal named Eileen from California.  Eileen is transitioning from Sales Management in the Pharmaceutical industry in to training and development.  Eileen will be fabulous – she has excellent business acumen, in-depth industry experience, …

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MBTI and DiSC

On a recent LinkedIn discussion, Greg Carpenter asked about a comparison between MBTI and DiSC.  Here is my response, including the Inscape Validation Report I mention.  Let me know your thoughts on this! Inscape Publishing researched this several years ago.  I just uploaded the report for you on my blog for easy access.  Here’s the …

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Think Big at ASTD ICE 2010

Working on my ASTD ICE presentation about how small training and development companies (or departments) can get BIG results by applying thinking and best practices from larger organizations. See the LinkedIn Answers section to participate in my presentation by submitting your thoughts (click this link to get there fast:  http://www.linkedin.com/answers/startups-small-businesses/small-business/STR_SMB/661270-2098578)

Implementing Social Media Strategies

Barb Giamonco from Talent Builders Plus shared some great tips for using social media in business this past weekend at Inscape Publishing’s MindLab 48 Distributor Conference. I’m implementing several today and getting a feel for how this all works together.

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