Training Consortium!
Article by tcadmin

How Your Company Can Be More Strategic About Its Tech Spending

If your organization isn’t making large tech investments, you’re in the minority. Indeed, nearly half of the CEOs in PwC’s 24th annual CEO survey (2021) reported plans to increase their rate of digital investment by 10% or more — more than any other spending category. With all of this investment, it’s alarming that most executives

Are You Using the Right Data to Power Your Digital Transformation?

Data per se is not a new, but its power to drive business value in modern times is unprecedented. This power is most evident in the business models of digital platforms such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google. But, for a vast majority of legacy firms operating with value-chain-driven business models, this newfound power of data

Forget Flexibility. Your Employees Want Autonomy.

As far as buzzwords go, “flexibility” is now rivaled in prominence only by the novel work model it is so often used to describe: hybrid work. Together, these words have taken over the way we speak about the future of work and constitute a whole series of new ways to think about the further integration

The Psychology Behind Meeting Overload

Everyone hates meetings. Attending too many can be highly stressful and tiring, and both productivity and quality take a hit when employees tune out, become demotivated, and lose valuable heads-down work time. As such, it’s hardly a surprise that managers in one survey reported 83% of the meetings on their calendars were unproductive, or that

Make Learning a Part of Your Daily Routine

Our capacity for learning is becoming the currency we trade on in our careers. Where we once went to work to learn to do a job, learning now is the job. Adaptive and proactive learners are highly prized assets for organizations, and when we invest in our learning, we create long-term dividends for our career

Good Leaders Know You Can’t Fight Reality

The ability to accept reality is one of the most useful, and most misunderstood, skills for a leader. It’s a concept that has been around for centuries in philosophy and more recently in psychology, and properly applied can help drive change. As Carl Jung wrote, “We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does

4 Ways to Spark Creativity When You’re Feeling Stressed

The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought massive disruption throughout society, leading to loss of life, health, jobs, childcare, industries, stability, and peace of mind as we knew it. It marks the first time in a century that everyone on the planet has simultaneously gone through the same unplanned, stressful transition. Despite experiencing such large-scale uncertainty, we

Create KPIs That Reflect Your Strategic Priorities

“What do you think of our scorecard?” asked Phil (not his real name), the CEO of the main roads department of a large Australian state. Phil had emailed me his organization’s scorecard of 29 key performance indicators (KPIs) to review ahead of a workshop I was to run for them. Unfortunately, I could see that,

How to Retain and Engage Your B Players

We’ve heard for decades that we should only hire A players, and should even try to cut non-A players from our teams. But not only do the criteria for being an A player vary significantly by company, it’s unrealistic to think you can work only with A players. Further, as demonstrated by Google’s Aristotle project,

Some Questions Benefit from Group Discussion. Others Don’t.

When you’ve got a difficult question to answer, do you consult multiple experts to get a sense of their individual views, or ask a group to deliberate together? Studies on the concept of collective intelligence suggests that when managed properly, asking a group can lead to more accurate estimates than simply averaging the recommendations of