Posts from February 2011

MULTI-SENSORY FUNDAMENTALS

February 23, 2011

You may wish it didn’t have to be this way! You may decry your local public education system for not doing its job! Worse, you may even assume that what you know, everyone knows. But, that is not the case today! Corporate America, for a variety of reasons, must pick up the responsibility of basic fundamentals training for much of its workforce – like it, or not. A solid background in industrial...

ERASE THE GAP !

February 17, 2011

We’ve all heard a lot about the lack of basic skills in America’s workforce. But, have all of us read about it? Nearly 40 million American workers can’t! They can’t even read this sentence. Estimates range that up to 70 million Americans cannot even read at a level that would allow them to function fully in the workplace! And, reading is not the only basic skill workers are lacking. Millions cannot perform...

TWO OPTIONS !

February 15, 2011

If we can only get this nation to recognize the differences between the two dominant learning cultures, skills acquisition will improve for everyone. I am a big believer in the development of advanced reading skills for certain career paths and for certain professions. I am also a big believer in multi-sensory based education and training for the more-than-half of our population that does not assimilate reading material written beyond a 4th Grade...

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP!

February 10, 2011

In today’s world, how do you develop a training initiative that has the best chance of success – both for your organization’s business needs and for the benefit of your trainees? The shortcomings of traditional methods to keep up with rapid change, as well as the demands of the global marketplace, require a more targeted approach to training. The need for a proven approach to upgrade skills within budget and just in...

RE-TRAIN AMERICA? – GET SERIOUS !

February 8, 2011

For many years, I have read headline after headline calling for “Training” “and Re-Training” as necessary to America’s economic future. Those headline-prescriptions are applied to both the unemployed and the under-employed. And, the lack of sufficient training is used as a “reason” behind the exporting of American jobs. As with so many problems, the cause is clearly visible — but, the means of solution are greatly flawed. And that is because the...

CUSTOMER ASSURANCE

February 3, 2011

“Customer Assurance” is a practice that far too few organizations practice. And, yet, Customer Assurance separates the best from the rest — and, one of the most important criteria you should use when making your supplier choices. What is Customer Assurance? It is a practice that marks the best-of-breed organizations — in any professional or business segment. It is based on a genuine commitment to customers throughout the organization and includes: •...

FINDING A SUPPLIER !

February 1, 2011

In order to thrive in today’s competitive world, many organizations are seeking cost-effective, successful solutions to problems that effect quality and productivity. An effective training program is no longer a luxury — it is rapidly becoming a necessity! If you are searching for a training vendor to support you with your training initiatives, here are a few things you should look for. Most importantly, you should be searching for a vendor that...