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The Communication Marathon

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Closely aligned with achieving constant communication is ensuring that you are putting in place engagement opportunities that will ensure your consistent messages are continuous. This is not a sprint but a marathon, prepare well and be committed.  

Building Trust through Consistency

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This is the second discussion in the series “Navigating to Total Engagement” and will focus upon the first pillar of C3 Communication - Consistency.   

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

Navigating to Total Engagement

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I’ve chosen to title this series of upcoming blogs “Navigating to Total Engagement”. I’ve safely navigated U.S. Warships more times than I can remember through channels and into ports that presented many challenges such as shallow water, poor visibility, and heavy ship traffic. The fundamental seafaring tools that have been relied upon for centuries, by the Polynesians or Columbus, delivered the ships and Sailors that I was responsible for safely, time and time again.

Evoke Development Welcomes New Partner, Wally Lovely

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Captain Wally Lovely, U.S. Navy (Retired), recently joined Evoke Development in Jacksonville, Florida as the Vice President of Talent Development and Leadership Consulting Services. Mr. Lovely will be responsible for expanding and enhancing the coaching, mentoring, leadership, and humanitarian programs offered by Evoke Development, both domestically and abroad.

Leveraging Non-Cognitive Skills

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Colleges and universities are finally starting to realize that there is a lot more to a student's potential than just one’s math and language test scores. I’ve known plenty of individuals who don’t do well on standardized tests yet they always seem to thrive in life when faced with challenges. Why?  

Persistence or Perfect Test Scores - Which Better Predicts Long-Term Success?

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Alan Boyle recently wrote a great article that talks about how many organizations are no longer just gauging success on test scores and academic excellence. Instead, they are also looking at noncognitive skills (things like grit, drive, or persistence) which actually may do a better job of predicting individuals' long-term success. Read more...

Stop Arguing, It Is Hurting Your Reputation

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Are you putting your reputation at risk? Marshall Goldsmith’s article entitled “Don't Damage Your Reputation - End Pointless Argument” does a great job of pointing out the down side to being “too” committed to your own agenda. So, the next time...

Research study debunks the concept of learning styles

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A recent study from the University of Virginia states that there is no scientific evidence supporting learning modalities. (Read more...)

Evolving Needs of Corporate Learning

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Training isn’t just a nice to have; it is a need to have in our every changing world. This makes Training departments smile and quake at the same time. Why? Because, the old training expectations have changed. No longer are companies willing to pay for low-value, multi-day classes in which their participants leave with little more than a nice certificate. Instead, trainers and instructional designers are tasked with ensuring that the training they design and deliver focuses directly on helping employees build specific job competencies. Expectations are now that training should translate into immediate on-the-job performance improvement. (Read more...) 

Are Your Employees Ready to Learn?

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Have you ever spent significant amount of time researching, developing, and designing the perfect class, only to find out it was not? Somehow, all the hours spent working with managers and subject matter experts to identify the perfect objectives, outcomes, and content still wasn’t enough.  Because, when you rolled out the class, it was not the smashing hit everyone expected. What makes matters even worse is your boss wants to know (read more) . . .

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