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One of the best reasons to stay put is if you’re learning, growing and gaining skills. Dull training seminars don’t count: Of all the material taught in training sessions and business books, videos and audiotapes, about 95 percent is not applied.
Take this quick test. In the last week, have you engaged in each of these types of learning?
1. Accretion. You’ve added new information or insight to your skills. Example: You already know how to lead a staff meeting and address senior executives. Now you polish your formal speech-making skills to win over larger audiences.
2. Experimentation. You’ve tried a new way of doing something, from streamlining your paperwork to delegating more freely.
3. Expansion. You’ve gained entirely new skills. Example: You master a new software program or learn a technical procedure.
Chronic negativity frequently starts with only one or two employees, but it can quickly infect an entire department. When this happens, the inevitable result is reduced productivity, damaged morale and eventually increased turnover, so wise managers try to nip negativity in the bud....Click here to find out more.