Founded in 2012 and based in Los Angeles, California, Executive Speaking Success (ESS) is a global leader in communication and leadership training.
I bring out what is awesome inside every person so that it can live in the world and make a real difference. I was an entrepreneur and had the title Chief Evangelist at all the various startups I either co-founded or at which I was an early employee. At that time, TEDx was ramping up and the TEDx Organizers of Southern California asked me to do a training for potential speakers so we could keep the quality level very high.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the UCLA Honors Collegium in Sociology and Social Psychology, which helps. What makes me stand out is that I created my training for TED and TEDx speakers knowing that most of them would be engineers, scientists, technologists, CEOs and so on. What are the most important things speakers must learn about successful connection with their audience? You say that human evolutionary biology and human neurophysiology govern effective communication, persuasion and leadership.
In every way possible; it's the equipment we're using to communicate, lead and persuade, so it can't help but govern every aspect.
Before providing communications and leadership training for a business, what kind of research and preparation must you do?
I learned a lot about who they are, where they are, and what they are going through through the experience of hearing about their history from the people who work there now. What are some of the common problems and challenges you deal with when working with business executives, and how do you address them?
You talk about the value of saying, "I don't know." Why should an expert consider saying this in front of an audience? It makes me laugh to think about how many people I've worked with thought they shouldn't ever say that.
Could you elaborate on the value you place on how a speaker hears and responds to audience questions? As long as you hear the question and deal with it respectfully, you can pivot into whatever you think is most important, most interesting and which will serve the audience in the best way. A famous study ranks public speaking as the thing people fear most in life, even more than death.
There are many things that can assist with this, but the number one thing, I'd say, is to put a disproportionate amount of time into your opening and closing.
One of the biggest things I've learned is the power of not worrying about "what am I going to get out of this?" and just giving of yourself.
Another insight is an obvious one, but it is just another loud reminder that people love people. Before Google, I mean, the printing press, stories were the way we got all of the important information that there was.
When people realize you're telling them a story; even when you do something as simple as say, "let me tell you a story about that," the part of the human brain that lights up is the same part that lights up when you expect to get a reward. I just came out with my first professionally developed online training course, the Speak Like a Leader Boot Camp, which everyone has been asking me to create for a while now.
I'm also at the beginning of creating a series of webinars that will allow people to get personalized coaching from me and my team no matter where they are in the world.
If you could choose one person, living or dead, to have as a coaching client, who would it be and why?
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London UK, 25 May 2016: New independent research from Towards Maturity, supported by Kallidus, reveals that the retail sector may be wedded to formal learning and has yet to explore the benefits of social and informal learning despite its growing commitment to investing in learning technologies and building its internal learning team. What can today's learning leaders teach us about using evidence to support performance and capability? Mindset, behaviour, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow are all valuable characteristics - but are they being nurtured? Louise Pasterfield from Sponge UK explores Towards Maturity data to uncover practical ideas that could inspire change in your organisation.Induction matters.
Tish helps clients leverage human capital to drive the success of their business rather than simply support it.
The idea of the book, HeadTrash was born while Tish, was advising a client who, while undergoing an organizational transformation, was becoming immobilized by fear, guilt and insecurity. HeadTrash, much like regular trash, is something most everyone has, but not everyone knows how to handle if one person allows clutter to pile up, it affects everyone else. Now, in this captivating sequel, HeadTrash 2, the focus is turned outward to help readers identify these same forms of HeadTrash in the people around them. Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five firms, ranging from a start-up to a $1 billion NY stock exchange company and including winners of a state-level Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. Bob is a former adjunct leadership instructor at the University of Denver and Colorado Mountain College. He is a Baker Scholar graduate (top 5%) of the Harvard Business School, a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and a certified leadership instructor from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Phi Theta Kappa Society. Discover the timeless, inspiring wisdom of leadership from the sage masters of literature and other outstanding leaders written over the centuries right up to the present day. Bob has selected over 70 poems, prose or speech passages, and curious verse, each with an insightful leadership message. Then he closes each entry with practical applications that each reader can use immediately. You’ll hear from an amazing array of poets, presidents, prime ministers, political leaders, social activists, soldiers, educators, journalists, business leaders, the Bible, religious leaders from many faiths, Native Americans, a lyricist, and relatively unknown authors.
Following a successful high school wrestling career, Charlie took his talents to Lock Haven University where he achieved a top 12 finish at Division I Nationals and 1st Team All-Academic. In 2011, he was ranked as high as #7 in the world, and in 2015, he published his autobiography, Driven: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage. In 2007, “The Spaniard” left the comfort of his hometown and full-time job as a Spanish teacher to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.  What started out as a dream soon turned into reality. After upsetting #6 ranked Rick Story in 2011, Charlie skyrocketed into the world rankings and went head-to-head with the best fighters in the world, such as UFC Champion Johny Hendricks and #1 ranked light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. While illustrating specific principles and examples that helped propel him to the top of the fighting world, Charlie provides a very real, authentic look at what it takes to succeed in life.
Within the exterior of a professional fighter lies insight and perspective that comes after a lifetime full of successes and setbacks. Perry is a gifted communicator and teacher, convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. In his new book, The Most Excellent Way to Lead, Perry walks through a leadership chapter from the Bible that describe the 15 qualities of an excellent leader. In reading this book you’ll learn how to be the kind of leader that others want to follow, inspire those around you, and lead in the most excellent way.
In addition to his more than 10-year career with NPR, where he served as a senior national correspondent and news analyst, William had spent 23 years at The Washington Post. In a fascinating work of history told through a series of in depth profiles, prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and Fox political analyst Juan Williams takes readers into the life and work of a new generation of American Founders, who honor the original Founders’ vision, even as they have quietly led revolutions in American politics, immigration, economics, sexual behavior, and reshaped the landscape of the nation.
Williams reveals how each of these modern-day founders has extended the Founding Fathers original vision and changed fundamental aspects of our country, from immigration, to the role of American labor in the economy, from modern police strategies, to the importance of religion in our political discourse. America in the 21st Century remains rooted in the Great American experiment in democracy that began in 1776. Juan Williams joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 1997 as a contributor and is also a co-host of FNC’s “The Five,” where he is one of seven rotating Fox personalities. Best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after facilitator, Gary Douglas is known for his intensity of awareness and his incredible capacity to facilitate people to ‘know what they know’. Gary came with an exceptional level of awareness into the Midwest middle class ‘white bread’ family and lived the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ childhood.
Over time what he recognised as the gift he was, was his intensity of awareness and his capacity to invite people to consciousness and to recognise that everything is possible and nothing is impossible. Gary has become an internationally recognized thought leader in transforming lives and creating different choices – willing to empower people to see different possibilities and to recognize what is truly possible for them. He continues to inspire others, inviting the awareness of a different possibility across the world and making an immense contribution to the planet. Memorizing or fully understanding these handful of “need to know” items on day-1 sets you apart and prepares you fully for new situation. Other people’s opinion of you - if you’re worried what other people think then you have more confidence their opinion than you have of your own. Great leaders are confident: In Themselves Their Vision In The People That They’re Leading Confidence is at the core of your natural charisma; remember the “Four-Cs” Calm Confident Consistent Courageous How do you become more confident? As a serial entrepreneur, David founded over 50 companies with at least 25 that are ongoing profitable concerns. David is also an educator, who teaches audiences how to live abundant lives through goal-setting, hiring great talent, and developing multiple streams of income. As an adventurer, David constantly strives for new goals that will stretch and expose him to new ways of thinking, including summiting Mt. As a family man, David is the proud father of two wonderful daughters and lives in Austin, Texas with his beloved partner, Traci, who is a mom and artist. Grant Cardone urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, obligation, and to rise above out-dated, unworkable middle class myths and limitations in order to achieve true freedom for themselves and their families. His straight-shooting viewpoints on leadership, the economy, small business, retail sales, employment, and headlines have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. Creator of customized sales training programs for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, success-minded individuals and entrepreneurs. A dynamic, highly sought after international speaker who captivates and motivatesaudiences with his engaging, entertaining and informative speaking style. Offers practical insights on sales, marketing, branding and entrepreneurship via print, digital, TV and radio media. Cardone and his team of certified sales trainers have worked with companies like; Google, Morgan Stanley, Afflac, AutoTrader, Camping World, Web Filings, NOVA University, Wayne Huizenga School of Business, Kawasaki, Cenegenics, Reinhardt Food Service, Carrier HVAC, and more. To make his training available and affordable for sales people and sales organizations of all sizes, he developed cloud (web) based solutions allowing his sales training programs to be accessible from any phone, tablet or computer.
Cardone is heavily involved in civic affairs, charitable organizations and has been awarded commendations by The US Senate, US Congress, Los Angeles County, US Army and more.
McNeese University honored Cardone as a one of their Distinguished Alumni and he was named #1 sales expert to follow on Twitter in 2012. Cardone currently resides in Miami Beach with his wife, actress Elena Lyons and their daughters. Kim leads Centerstone's Executive Search Consumer and Service Practice with an eye toward organization and leader optimization. Kim holds a doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University. A veteran speaker on leadership and organization development, she is a guest lecturer at The George Washington University and American University. I sat down again with Devin Walker for our third free flowing conversation where we talk about leadership and love.
The definition of “Serial Entrepreneur”, Devin is passionate about mentoring, coaching and volunteering his time and resources to help small businesses, inventors and entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Devin is an active angel investor and has invested in or partnered in over 2 dozen start-ups.
Devin has brought many products from idea to market that have been licensed to various companies. Chris' success in a complex and ultracompetitive market is a function of his leadership, drive and ability to assemble and empower high-functioning teams. Passionate about innovation and enhancing the customer experience, Chris is a frequent presenter and serves in leadership roles with industry groups and professional organizations like the National Association of REALTORS.
An avid student of leadership and a proponent of personal accountability, Chris is committed to health and fitness and loves music and traveling. Any significant relationship demands trust; if any relationship is going to have a sustaining legacy you must pursue the heart.
Linda Kaplan Thaler is an Advertising Hall of Fame luminary, and creator of many of the industry’s most iconic campaigns, including Kodak Moments, and the hilarious Aflac duck.
Linda was the CEO of the Kaplan Thaler group, which quickly became one of America’s fastest growing ad agencies. She is the former Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler New York, and the coauthor of several national bestsellers, including “Bang!
Linda is now president of Kaplan Thaler Productions and is a sought after motivational speaker throughout the country. In Grit to Great, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval tackle a topic that is close to their hearts, one that they feel is the real secret to their own success in their careers--and in the careers of so many people they know and have met.
We are all dazzled by the notion that there are some people who get ahead, who reach the corner office because they are simply gifted, or well-connected, or both. And Linda and Robin should know--they are two girls from the Bronx who had no special advantages or privileges and rose up through their own hard work and relentless drive to succeed to the top of their highly competitive profession. In a book illustrated with a cornucopia of stories and the latest research on success, the authors reveal the strategies that helped them, and countless others, succeed at the highest levels in their careers and professions, and in their personal lives. They talk about industriousness, the notion that Malcolm Gladwell popularized with the 10,000-hour rule in his book Outliers. In mid-February 2016, Devin Walker sat down for our second free flowing conversation where we talk about leadership and the styles of many historical figures such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, & Teddy Roosevelt.
MICHAEL HYATT is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest faith-based publisher in the world and now part of HarperCollins. His messages of leadership, personal development, and productivity reach people in over two hundred countries. If you’re like most people, you want to lead a life of significance, joy, and satisfaction. We know we were meant for more, but it seems like the days are slipping by and we can’t do anything about it. New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy have both lived the very same story but they rewrote the ending.
In this step-by-step guide, Hyatt and Harkavy share simple but proven principles to help you stop drifting, design a Life Plan with the end in mind, and chart a path that will take you there. Within 24 hours of reading this book, you can be moving down a clear path toward the life you want. David Zinger connects the strength of one with the power of many as an engagement speaker, coach, and consultant. David knows work and organizations from the inside out. He worked 15 years as the employee assistance counselor and career development coach at Seagram, Ltd. David created the popular Ten block pyramid of employee engagement to help clients focus on practical and tactical engagement. In 2000, Brad decided to create a solution that would allow him to better train his clients and deliver the value he was being paid for.
Most people are put into leadership roles because of some prior “technical” success in a previous position.
But the skill set in being the best accountant is completely different than the skill set in being the “leader of all accountants”.
A team can be super talented…but their abilities will never rise above the “leadership lid” of the leader. The same is with your leadership ability…to produce better results you need to allow more of your potential to flow through by raising your leadership lid. The perfect curriculum for your growth are the circumstances you find yourself in right now. Leadership is easy to understand…difficult to implement because of the courage, authenticity, & vulnerability that is required.
Steve Forbes, two-time candidate for the GOP presidential nomination and Forbes Media Chairman, explains how today’s malaise has been caused by years of Obama’s destructive policies, a broken tax system, and the Federal Reserve’s Soviet-style controls over credit and money. Patient-Driven Healthcare: The problem with healthcare, Forbes says, is that Big Government, health insurance companies, and employers are in control, not you, the patient.
A Sound Dollar as Good as Gold: With its ever-fluctuating “fiat” dollar, the Federal Reserve has blocked a real recovery and is the prime cause of today’s stagnant, crisis-ridden economy. A clear and vital guide, Reviving America shows how the United States can recover the optimism and entrepreneurial dynamism that made it the greatest nation in history. The company encompasses ForbesLife, Forbes Europe, Forbes Asia and Forbes licensee editions published in over 37 countries.
The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000.
Conservative icon Steve Forbes returns with his most powerful and provocative ideas yet The United States has been through one of the most tumultuous decades in recent history.
When we think of leadership or ask people to define what makes a great leader, we often gravitate to the high-profile leaders with big egos and larger-than-life personalities. There is certainly a ring of truth to this theory; after reading the Steve Jobs biography I’m convinced that Steve Jobs genius and creativity was driven by his ego and narcissism. Personally I’m less concerned about ego and a larger-than-life personality being the bench mark definition of great leadership. I’m a believer that all of us should think and act like leaders; that we all have the potential to be great in some sort of leadership capacity.
I also think that people often don’t think of themselves as leaders because they feel they don’t have the personality or “charisma” to be a leader. I have seen many aspiring leaders spend a great deal of energy and effort on looking or acting the part of the leader.  All of their leadership development centered on developing their charisma. Regardless of our charismatic style, all of us can become better leaders if we devoted our life to these Four-“Cs”; instead of developing a personality.
Attribute success to other factors than themselves; often acknowledging good luck, not personal greatness, for their success.
Charisma can be a great enhancer and motivator to leadership; but it has to be backed up with substance and genuine character for it to be effective and long lasting. Dee Ann Turner has worked for Chick-fil-A for more than 30 years and currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Talent.
Dee Ann’s insightful knowledge and applicable tools to building an incredible and influential company culture are revealed in her book, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and A Compelling Culture.
Dee Ann attended Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in Journalism and Christian Education. Dee Ann serves as a Board member for the Kenya Project, an organization that provides education, homes, food and spiritual growth for children in Kenya.
Talent energized by a compelling culture will drive organizational success and provide innovative growth opportunities for both the business and the individual. Kate spends a great deal of time conducting resilient leadership training and is passionate about helping organizations and individuals improve their holistic health, happiness, and quality of life. This book unpacks the possibility of mental fitness training programs that shift the paradigm from treatment to resilience. Lindsay McGregor is the co-author of New York Times bestselling book, Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation, as well as the CEO and co-founder of Vega Factor, a startup building technology to help organizations transform their cultures.
Previously, Lindsay led projects at McKinsey & Company, working with large Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, universities and school systems. Vega Factor is a company building technology to help organizations of all sizes and in any sector transform their culture and achieve the highest levels of performance. While most leaders believe culture is critical to success, few know how to build one, or sustain it over time. Primed to Perform explains the counterintuitive science behind legendary cultures, building on over a century of academic thinking.
It also introduces a simple, highly predictive measurement tool— the Total Motivation (ToMo) Factor— that enables you to measure the strength of your culture and track improvements over time. Most importantly, Primed to Perform teaches you how to build great cultures using a systematic and sustainable approach—whether you’re part of a five-person team, a school, a nonprofit or a mega-institution. Before starting her business in 2006, Roshini had a 10-year career in television broadcasting.
Because she had to perform under pressure in too many scenarios to describe here—but be sure to ask her about them—Roshini is positioned to prepare you for your most important communication moments and everything in between.
This 3rd edition is witty, easy-to-read, and makes IAP™ a straight-forward approach to creating powerful communication moments that will build credibility, boost your earning power, and showcase your WOW! Extensive world travels, a PhD in Psychology, experience building a business, and thousands of strategic conversations with leaders of Fortune 100 to small companies has convinced Daren that change is a good thing. Daren provides strategic consulting for businesses and organizations on change mastery, innovation, growth strategies, and culture development. Lack of employee engagement is the biggest challenge facing business owners and leaders today. Chuck Blakeman has an off the grid approach to business that has been adopted by thousands of business founders and leaders. His company, Crankset Group, works with business founders and leaders around the world to help them make more money in less time and get back to the passion that brought them into business in the first place, so they can build a mature business in support of their Lifetime Goals. In the traditional office, employees are told when to show up, what time recess and lunch are, and exactly what they should do while they are there. Instead it's about a leadership philosophy that fosters aggressive action and intensity of will coupled with disciplined self-restraint.
Lately, and with increasing frequency, I’ve been asking myself “Where have all of the warrior leaders gone?’ Don’t misconstrue what I mean by “warrior” leader. A somber mood hang over Parliament as MPs bid farewell and celebrated the life of Usuk County MP Michael Oromait who passed on over the weekend. He re-echoed the need for government to ensure drugs are available at health centers, and also increase the wages of medical personnel to enhance their commitment to saving lives.
MP Owori Otada who chairs the Independent caucus to which the late belonged described him as an eloquent debater committed to good governance and human rights issues. Close friends reported that the legislator had dreams of building a hospital in Usuk, as well as improving the livelihoods of the people he represents in the house. Born January 12, 1964 in the current Katakwi district, Oromait joined Parliament in May 2011 as MP for Usuk County.
The Citizens’ Action for Quality Education has petitioned Parliament seeking for its intervention to avert the declining standards in public education across the country.
The petitioners confirmed to Parliament that over 80% of the children in UPE do not eat lunch on a daily basis. They also expressed concern over crowding of pupils into small classrooms and the alarming pupil to teacher ratios that stands at 1 to 60 in many districts. Hon.Oulanyah reaffirmed the need to empower parents and communities to interest them in the need to provide and cater for their children. The Speaker today visited Uganda Police headquarters located on Parliament Avenue and met the Inspector General of Police, Lt. The Speaker said that Parliament has three petitions from three countries about human trafficking. The Speaker thanked Police for its support when Uganda hosted the 126th Inter Parliamentary Union in March this year.The IGP, Lt. He said Police is facing a number of challenges in its fight against crime and ensuring that the country is peaceful and orderly. He said that the current Police strength of 43,000 was below the internationally recommended ratio of 1:500 people. He also said that Police is trying to build systems including community policing, personnel management, traffic management and crime records management – intended to improve their performance. Parliament is considering the construction of a specialized health care unit to handle maternal and neo-natal health at Mulago national referral hospital. According to a report tabled by the Parliamentary Committee on national economy July 26, the project will house a functional tertiary referral 320-bed specialized maternal and neo-natal health care unit in a six storey building by 2016. He observed that the dilapidation of the existing reproductive health infrastructure at Mulago national referral hospital is a challenge to the health sector. The committee noted that the current maternity and operating theatres at the national referral cannot match the ever increasing number of patients. Members also urged government to consider recruitment of adequate health personnel as well as reviewing their wages to enhance retention in the health sector.
Government has issued an alert declaring the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Kibaale district.
The dead include a Clinical Officer who initially attended to the patients at Kagadi hospital and her four months old baby. According to a statement issued by Minister Ondoa, the Uganda Virus Institute is testing 21 specimens for traces of Ebola disease.Government has set up a national task force to coordinate the management of the disease in Kibaale and neighboring districts.
The minister announced that the country was safe for all travelers since the affected personnel have been isolated and no travel bans have been issued. Meanwhile legislators have urged government to consider instituting special a policy to cover medical workers whose lives are at risk in the line of duty.
Proposals have been tabled by legislators to have all medical personnel who die in the line of duty compensated and their families catered for by government. UsPeak, an initiative between the Parliamentary Commission and National Democratic Institute (NDI), has been under a pilot test for the last seven months and will now be accessible to selected members before it’s fully rolled out all legislators.The National Chairman NDI, Simon Osbosne said UsPeak will be piloted for seven months until January 2013, after which the Parliamentary Commission, MPs and their constituents will be able to assess the benefits of the system.
Stephen Kiprotich Uganda’s sole gold medal winner at the London Olympics 2012 has been a uniting factor as legislators honored him for his historic performance.
In 2009, therefore, FAWEU launched the Higher Education Scholarship Programme and as a result, over the last three years, twenty six (26) girls in total have been supported by proceeds from various fundraising initiatives and from corporates such as MTN, Bank of Uganda, DFCU Bank, Crown Beverages, Stanbic Bank, Multiple Industries and Busitema University; and by individuals such as the Kenny Family Foundation. The Speaker pledged her continued support to FAWEU and encouraged FAWEU to seek long-term support from some of the household corporates to support their sustainability strategy. Ugandan representatives have joined colleagues from across the continent for a retreat of the Bureau of the Pan African Parliament.
Legislators at the meeting were disappointed that AU organs had rejected proposals to grant the PAP full oversight and legislative powers. The proposals granting full oversight and legislative powers to the Pan African Parliament are contained in the proposed amended protocol of the Pan African Parliament. HE however said that the Executive Council of the AU, composed of Foreign Affairs Ministers, expressed its reservations, about the two articles dealing with the oversight and legislative powers of the PAP. PAP is the legislative body of the African Union, exercising oversight, advisory and consultative powers. At the start of a two day retreat for the PAP Bureau, held at the Riviera of the Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging, Aug. African parliamentarians meeting in Johannesburg have criticized the poor performance of governments with regards to freedom of expression and the media, attributing it to the increasing conflicts on the continent. The members serving on the Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the Pan African Parliament, expressed concern that African governments continue to disrespect fundamental human rights of their people. He was speaking at the start of a two day planning workshop for a campaign to promote media freedom in Africa, held at Indaba Hotel, in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2012. A Pan African Parliament delegation has commended the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in its efforts to pacify the Great Lakes Region. Over 2,000 troops, who have had a ten weeks training, are scheduled to leave for Somalia tonight.
Government has been advised by the Speaker of Parliament to secure additional resources required by the health sector this financial year. Several legislators have re-echoed the need for government to address itself to the needs of the public. The Speaker, Ms Rebecca Kadaga presided over a fundraising dinner in which over Ushs 40 million was raised in support of the Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) Higher Education Scholarship Programme. The FAWEU Chairperson, Mrs Rose Izizinga, expressed her gratitude to the Speaker and all  those who had supported FAWEU in the struggle to educate the girl-child and, who continue to support girl -child education and emphasised that the struggle continues.
She added that the fundraising dinner was one of FAWEU's activities to raise awareness on girl-child education and it was one of the events organized during the girls' education week held annually. FAWEU Executive Director, Ms Christine Semambo Sempebwa, highlighted the strides made by FAWEU in educating the girl-child. Parliament is holding special celebrations to commemorate 50 years of the country's independence. Clergymen from the Muslim, catholic and the Orthodox Church appealed to legislators always remember the needs of the population that voted them into office. The Speaker said the 50 year anniversary celebration for the country is a time for the nation to reflect on its past performance. The function held at Parliament Building is part of activities in the Parliamentary Week, organized by Parliament to mark 50 years of Uganda’s Independence. Speaker Kadaga said that Members of Parliament immediately start legislative work after being elected and sworn in, without any training or experience in parliamentary studies.
She said that issues that confront different parliaments vary over the years and that support staff, who are the long term memory of the institution also need specific skills in the delivery of their services.
Institute of Parliamentary Studies – Uganda is supported by Parliament’s development partners including the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (with support from DFID) and Democratic Governance Facility; and Makerere University, African Centre for Media Excellence, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and the Economic Policy Research Centre.
Makerere University don Professor Augustus Nuwagaba has called for amendments to existing laws to empower parliament with transcending powers to influence arrest, prosecution and recovery of loot from thieving government officials. He notes that although Parliament’s oversight committees like the Public Accounts committee have been very instrumental in pointing out cases of corruption and misuse of government resources, they have no powers to follow the implementation of their recommendations by other government agencies.
In a paper delivered at a public lecture for the Uganda at 50 Parliament celebrations on September 27, at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Prof. He expressed reservations over women empowerment in Parliament noting that despite the increase in number of Woman MPs in the House, the benefits are yet to trickle down to the grassroots outside Parliament. Veteran politician and a member of the first Uganda Parliament Hon.Adoko Nekyon decried the commercialization of politics, warning that voters use this system to intimidate incumbent leaders to bribe them to survive the next elections.


President Yoweri Museveni has called urged legislators to serve the people of Uganda in order to enhance national transformation and development. The President was speaking as chief guest at the awards giving ceremony to recognize leaders in that have made contributions to the development of the country in last 50 years of Uganda’s independence, hosted by the Parliament of UgandaThe awards, presented by the Parliament of Uganda, saw the President receiving his in recognition of his contribution as Chairman of the National Resistance Council (NRC) from 1986 – 1996. Deputy Speakers, leaders of government business, leaders of the opposition, pioneer Member of Parliament and Clerk to Parliament also received award. President Museveni said that he and a number of other Ugandans expended a lot of their efforts to restore the Parliament of Uganda that had been abolished by late dictator Idi Amin regime in 1971. He said that although Uganda went through a lot of problems, it was gratifying to note that in the main, Ugandans have exerted efforts for strategic development. Relating to his home country, Nigeria, where he said politicians distribute gifts during political campaigns, Hon. She said that while governments agreed to long term global goals and targets, Parliaments can play an oversight role in terms of regularly tracking progress and achievements. In a motion moved to congratulate Uganda on its Golden Jubilee Anniversary, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, members meeting for the Third Ordinary Session of the Third PAP, said Uganda has been at the forefront of stabilizing the continent as well as regional integration despite its own domestic challenges. He saluted the Ugandan government for women empowerment and poverty eradication in the country. She joined eight (8) new other colleagues who also swore in at the start of the First Ordinary Session of the Third Parliament of the Pan African Parliament held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.
The Pan African Parliament, the legislative body of the African Union comprises five members from each of 47 of the 54 AU member states. The President was speaking at a dinner hosted by members of the Eastern Caucus of the Pan African Parliament held at Coco Brazil Restaurant in Carlswald, Midrand, South Africa on Friday, October 12, 2012. The PAP Eastern Caucus comprises Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, Djibouti, Mauritius and Uganda.President Amadi appealed to the Eastern Caucus, which is chaired by Hon.
The dinner was also attended by Ugandan MPs on the newly created Sectoral Committee on Human Rights including Hon.
A visiting delegation of Members of Parliament of Uganda has met the Pan African Parliament Committee on Justice and Human Rights and discussed human rights concerns in Uganda and across the continent.
The Ugandan delegation of the recently created Committee on Human Rights led by its Vice Chairperson, Hon. The PAP Committee on Justice and Human Rights is mandated with assisting national parliaments in harmonizing laws of member states in relation to human rights. He said that PAP has decided to work with national parliaments on the ratification and domestication of signed international protocols and instruments.
Internal and border conflicts are hindering development and African integration, legislators meeting at the Pan African Parliament have observed. Debating reports arising out of fact finding missions sent to Mali, Sudan and South Sudan, members were unhappy that African leaders have failed to address domestic and regional issues that lead to conflict in Africa. The Pan African Parliament sent a delegation to Mali in June to gather information and suggest solutions to the conflict following a military coup in the country; and to Sudan and South Sudan in September where the countries were involved in border conflict. In addition, the PAP Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution presented its report about the peace and security situation in Africa to Parliament, detailing causes and suggesting solutions to causes of conflict.
The Pan African Parliament is meeting at its First Ordinary Session of the Third Parliament, in Midrand, South Africa.
During the debate held Tuesday, October 16, 2012, members said the unending conflicts destroyed or prevented the construction of infrastructure and hindered cross border trade among countries and proper utilization of natural resources.Members blamed internal conflicts on the failure by national electoral commissions to hold proper elections and failure by governments in power to respect their constitutions. The visiting delegation of Members of Parliament of Uganda on the Committee on Human Rights has today met the President of the Pan African Parliament, Hon. The Pan African Parliament is the legislative body of the African Union but currently exercises oversight, advisory and consultative powers. Many of his clients call him one of the absolute best leadership communications trainers and coaches working today.
He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funds, successfully opened resistant markets for new products and has run the customer service department for a multi-million dollar company.
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I believe that a leadership communications coach brings out the best in leaders so they can bring out the best in the people they lead. Along with my friend Michael Weiss, I developed and began delivering the Speak Like a Leader Boot Camp for various TEDx organizers for free, or nearly free. I approach leadership, life and being fulfilled through the lens of communications with all of my clients.
I guess that means the answer is that I have focused deeply and with great passion on making what I offer the very, very, very best I can make it and on over-serving anyone who engages with us.
I've been in the audience when the person on stage was so scared that I thought I was going to throw up. When I finally did my presentation and training, I cried several times because I was so touched by the entire experience. I also know the value of breaking through that barrier, so I invited them to try it on and it just blew their colleagues minds when they finally spoke at the event. I also think that most people I've seen think they have to be far more constrained, or bounded, in how they answer than I think serves them or the audience. I am always listening for the commitment beneath the question; what the person genuinely cares about that would prompt them to ask this question rather than another.
You claim you can help someone "leave your fear and anxiety around public speaking behind for the rest of your life." How can you possibly do that and how long does it take? They are the two things the audience will remember the most so they deserve more attention. We didn't share things like masonry, agriculture, brewing beer and building civilization in big long lists of stuff. And, on the day of the talk, I wanted everyone to just be blown away by the amazingness of it all, but instead they were just overwhelmed with the information and instead of saying, "WOW!" they said, "whoa." And, instead of landing all kinds of amazing points, I landed nothing. I'm interested in how I can scale myself, my organization and, by doing that, the difference we can make in the world.
However, they provide a great opportunity for constructive reflection.Everyone loves winning awards. Kirsty GreanyWhile it's easy to slip on the rose-tinted glasses when looking at the challenges of business 20 years ago, it's fair to say that the landscape has significantly shifted in the last couple of decades. This podcast interviews leaders from all aspects of life; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, military heroes, faith based leaders—all will be highlighted on the Dose of Leadership Podcast. The podcast interviews leaders from all aspects of life; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, military heroes, faith based leaders—all are highlighted on the Dose of Leadership Podcast. Early on, she developed a great feeling for niche markets and realized her talent in helping business leaders become “unstuck” and learn to make effective decisions. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a broad range of disciplines, she has particular expertise in change management processes, business strategy development, as well as behavioral and organizational dynamics. Pressure and fear of failure in the eyes of her clients was Tish’s first personal “HeadTrash” experience.
She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia based non-profit organization, ACHIEVEability.
Let’s clean up the junk that causes stress and make room for healthy relationships with others.
In an increasingly connected world, communication and relational skills can make or break careers (and relationships). With emphasis placed on personal relationships, Squillaro and Thomas detail the characteristics and root causes of each form of HeadTrash and provide practical advice for readers to help friends, family members, and coworkers work through these issues. He was Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute (now a part of The Vail Centre), and a former board member or leader of ten for-profit and non-profit boards.
He combines these pearls with bite-sized chunks of engaging commentary from his own vast leadership experience. Joes, Charlie decided to leave his job to pursue a master’s degree and begin his professional fighting career—“The Spaniard” was born. The church averages more than 32,000 people during weekend services at multiple campuses across the state. God has given him a vision and a passion for helping people meet Jesus, and each week he shares God’s word and its practical application in our daily lives.
During his tenure there, Williams covered every major political campaign from 1980 to 2000 as a national correspondent and a political columnist. Over 200 years ago the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build a nation based on the principles of freedom, equal rights, and opportunity for all men. He chooses to embody consciousness in everything that he does which inspires others to choose to become more conscious as a result. He has a very different view on life and realized that he was so different from most of the people he knew when he was only six years old.
His gift is his ability to look at life, the universe and the consciousness that we all are, as well as the possibilities that are an intrinsic part of it from a space that no one else has ever chosen.
Gary is acknowledged worldwide for his unique perspectives on personal transformation that is unlike anything else in the world. He facilitates people to know that they are the source for creating the change they desire and creating a life that goes beyond the limitations of what the rest of the world thinks is important.
As a businessman, he has built one of the top real estate brokerages in the world with more than 1,500 agents and annual sales volume exceeding $2 billion per year. At the start of 2013, sales organizations have viewed and tested on over 10 million videos.
She and her team are praised by clients for their careful listening, broad candidate reach and astute assessment skills. Prior to her work in the search industry, Kim came from a $1 billion multi-unit retail division of Carter Hawley Hale where, as an officer of the company, she was responsible for organizational development and succession planning.
Her areas of emphasis are board and executive leadership, CEO succession and organization development.
Kim has been a guest writer for the Wall Street Journal, the National Retail Federation and Discount Store News, among others.
From his selection as Rookie of the Year to being the top-producing agent in San Diego County and the #1 Keller Williams associate in all of North America, Chris has earned the respect of colleagues and clients for the results he delivers.
And that is the incredible power of grit, perseverance, perspiration, determination, and sheer stick-to-it-tiveness.
They talk about the guts--the courage--necessary to take on tough challenges and not give up at the first sign of difficulty. Creativity theorist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes it takes a minimum of 10 years for one's true creative potential to be realized.
Urgent deadlines, family commitments, and that constant sense of busyness crowd our days, and it’s easy to lose sight of our dreams. This plant site was the global home of Crown Royal and David was instrumental in fostering personal and career engagement for this organization. He taught Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology at the University of Manitoba for 25 years. David believes that small is the new significant and that small, simple, strong, significant and sustainable actions within the context of good work will make the biggest difference in engagement for the benefit of all. He worked for 3 summers making connections between engagement, honeybees, work, and community. He was traveling non-stop, saying the same thing over and over and the only thing that was changing were the faces in the room. Brad’s vision and thought leadership has been instrumental in developing some of today’s most productive sales professionals, employees and learning enthusiasts worldwide.
Polls show people on both sides of the ideological divide believe that the country has gone off track.
But Forbes tells us that, with the right policies, the country can bounce back faster than people think. The key to getting high-quality, affordable healthcare is increasing competition and choice, and putting patients in charge.
Regardless, history is replete with tragic example upon tragic example of people following charismatic leaders without character and substance. Over the years, she has played an intricate role in growing Chick-fil-A’s unique and highly regarded culture while overseeing recruitment, selection, and retention of corporate staff and the recruitment and selection of Chick-fil-A Franchisees. She later completed her education at Clayton State University in Atlanta with a degree in Management.
Kate Hendricks Thomas works as an assistant professor of Public Health at Charleston Southern University.  Kate is a researcher, professional speaker, and yoga instructor who travels the country teaching mental fitness. Kate Hendricks Thomas explores this question: what if we could train America’s service members to succeed in mental battles as we do in physical ones? Kate outlines strategies – including social support, self care, and spiritual practice – for readers to meet the challenge of living purposeful lives. In their revolutionary book Primed to Perform, Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi show you how to do just that. It explores the authors’ original research into how total motivation leads to higher performance in iconic companies, from Apple and Starbucks to Southwest Airlines. Roshini Rajkumar is the go-to person for individuals and teams who need to showcase powerful presence and command the moment. In that role, she launched an investigative unit, hosted TV and radio talk shows, and reported and anchored the news. Her attorney status makes Roshini especially focused on liability issues as she prepares you for high-pressure situations. He grows companies by helping them build more innovation, efficiency, and strategic and critical thinking into their business. Daren Martin delivers proven insights and solutions he uses to create ownership cultures in some of the biggest companies in the world. He has bootstrapped eight wildly different business from the ground up, making every mistake possible along the way to some big wins. These days, Michael can be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on air expert in communication and business development and as the host of the most popular podcast on public speaking and performance, Steal the Show with Michael Port. He trained at NYU and you will have seen him in Sex & The City, The Pelican Brief, in Budweiser commercials and a whole lot more. Oromait was committed to ensuring total peace for his people in the Karamoja sub region”, the Speaker noted. Moses Ali In a motion to pay tribute to the late described him as a distinguished civil servant who served in the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda Posts and Telecommunications before joining Parliament. Otada urged legislators to support the conclusion of a petition presented to the house by Hon.Oromait who prayed for Parliament’s intervention to resolve the border dispute between Katakwi and Napak, as a tribute to the fallen legislator.
The coalition of six NGOs is concerned over that the majority of pupils cannot solve simple numerical sums.
The activists want Parliament o help reduce the rate of primary school dropouts that stands at 25%. He noted that there was need to address the emerging challenges to the education sector that stretch beyond the welfare of teachers. He said that financial limitations have prevented them from implementing a Cabinet retreat recommendation for Police to recruit 2500 officers every financial year to get to international requirements. The project to be financed by a USD 30 million loan from the Islamic Development Bank and the government of Uganda awaits the approval of Parliament. This will help curb the maternal and infant mortality rate that stands at 435 maternal deaths per 1000 live births and 76 deaths per 1,000 respectively”, Committee Chairperson Hon. The minister for Health Hon.Christine Ondoa confirmed to Parliament July 31 that the disease had claimed the lives of 14 persons, 10 of them from the same family.
The Clinical Officer had been referred to Mulago hospital where she succumbed to the disease on July 20.Latest reports from the ministry indicate that a total of 36 cases had been recorded with 18 patients admitted at Kagadi government hospital isolation facility. MPs are concerned over the recorded death of medical personnel whenever an Ebola outbreak is recorded. Rebecca Kadaga, has decried the rampant violence in elections and torture of suspects committed by security agencies in the country. MPs in a special sitting of Parliament dedicated to the national sportsman re-echoed the need for government to increase its budget for sports this financial year.The Speaker of Parliament Rt.
Rebecca Kadaga, has met Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) officials to discuss how they could continue partnering with women parliamentarians to promote girls’ education in Uganda. She, however, noted that a gap still exists in the transition from secondary education to higher education. Speaker about the forthcoming Girls’ Education Week scheduled to take place from 17th to 21st September 2012, where among others FAWE Africa region will celebrate 20 years of its existence while FAWEU will celebrate 15 years since it was launched. Cecilia Ogwal, who is also the Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Administration and Financial Evaluation (CAFE); Hon. The proposed amendments were due for approval by the Heads of State Summit sitting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June. It was expected that after five years, the body would be granted full oversight and legislative powers through amending the Protocol for its establishment. 24, 2012, the President sent condolences to the government and people of Ethiopia on the death of President Meles Zenawi. Onyango Kakoba, said attempts by governments to build democracy on the continent cannot be successful without respect for freedom of expression.
Kakoba called for respect of freedom of expression and the media as one way in which governance can be improved in Africa.The First Vice President of PAP, Hon. Nkodo Dang said that recent political uprisings in North Africa showed how easy access to the new and social media helped ordinary people communicate and organize protests, to which governments have reacted by gagging the media.
There is now evidence that more and more repressive and autocratic states are resorting to the stricter control of the social internet-based networks to shut out citizens’ voices that are calling for democratic reforms,” he said. Ogwal is the Vice Chairperson of the PAP Committee on Administration and Financial Evaluation (CAFE); while Hon. Ogwal said during PAP sessions, she had raised issues regarding the failure by other African Union member countries to contribute troops to the mission in Somalia.
She appealed to the army leadership to involve more women, who she said, together with children suffer most in times of conflict. Stephen Kashure, said the Somali population had a problem with their Ethiopian neighbours but are positively receptive to the Ugandans. Michael Ondoga, who is going to replace the Commander in Somalia, said the UPDF has had a good relationship with the locals wherever they have been deployed. Soldiers have had training in leadership, individual soldier skills, team and squad collective tasks, international human rights and other areas. Sarah Kataike Ndoboli, Chairperson of the Women Caucus, (she was recently appointed Minister of State for Health), Hon. The candle is symbolic of the light that FAWE has brought into the lives of girls in Africa. This year the week took place from 17th to 21st September, and included: A press conference held on Monday 17th, girls conferences held at Mengo Senior Secondary School and which hosted schools from Eastern, Northern and Central, and another girls conference held in Kyenjojo which hosted schools from western Uganda .
She observed that FAWEU had educated over 4, 000 girls in secondary education since 1997, when the organisation was launched , and was now supporting 26 girls at university and in other tertiary institutions. The one week of celebrations were flagged off with interdenominational prayers led by the Rt. He reminded them to always obey God’s decrees and commands as they deliberate in the House. Jane Kibirige, said the IPS will provide a more cost effective way of training MPs and staff. The Makerere University don cited chronic absenteeism, political party caucusing on parochial issues and the enactment of political legislations as the major challenges to the 9th Parliament. Nekyon said Parliament must have a fixed number not linked to the creation of new districts each day. This size affects the quality of speech because of the time allocated to each member on the floor of Parliament.
Nekyon also noted the need to amend the constitution to lower the academic requirements for one to stand for elections as a Member of Parliament. When you come there, know its precious ground and do your work diligently to serve the people of Uganda diligently and genuinely without favour.
The late Apollo Milton Obote, first Prime Minster of independent Uganda, was awarded for his service as one of the leaders of government business.
He urged those responsible to follow up on the missing information about the history of Uganda so that a complete compilation is realized for the benefit of people. Museveni strongly advised the people of Uganda to take time to think deeply about what ought to be done to accelerate further the transformation and development process of the country. He congratulated the people and thanked the Parliament Uganda for their efforts to capture the history of our country on this great occasion of the golden jubilee independence celebrations. Patel, who resides in Australia, commended the great progress and development the country has attained. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, has urged African governments to give more power to women in order to improve the quality of life on the continent. Amadi, who was opening this year’s Annual African Women Parliamentarians Conference held at the PAP headquarters, Midrand, SA, singled out Parliament of Uganda and its Speaker in their recent effort to provide more funds to the health sector. Amadi said that the most vulnerable people in Africa – women and children will benefit more from an empowered woman than an empowered man. Rebecca Kadaga (MP, Kamuli district) for her role as head of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) especially in her advocacy towards improving maternal and newborn and child health. Kadaga), she has moved the CPA to new levels (and) as Uganda celebrates 50 years of independence, we should say ‘more power to women of Uganda,’” said Hon. Sarah Kataike Ndoboli (MP, Budaka district) to continue with her advocacy for improvements in the health sector, as she joins the Executive. Margaret Zziwa Nnantongo said parliaments can play an important role in pursuit of reaching the agreed goals by playing a central role in reducing poverty in the country and attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
Moussa Idriss Ndele (Chad), the former PAP President, who moved the motion, said Uganda has made great strides in various aspects including health, politics, democracy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Gideon Mung’aroo (Kenya) said Uganda has played a key role in the stabilization of Somalia, where the Al Shabaab has been defeated making it possible for the formation of government in September this year.
Master Goya (Botswana) said Uganda had opened up its economy to direct foreign investment, but said that recent research showed the doubling of commodity prices.
They need to check whether their achievements are sustainable, such that they are put back on track,” he said. Jacquiline Amongin (Uganda) said Uganda has made achievements in empowering women, an MDG target and appealed to African Union Member countries to emulate her. Cecilia Atim Ogwal, said women in Uganda are no longer pressed by culture and have taken up top government positions including that of Speaker of Parliament, the Inspectorate of Government and Clerk to Parliament. Santosh Vinita Kalyan (South Africa) urging the Parliament of Uganda not to legislate against homosexuality.
Jacquiline Amongin, the Ngora district Woman Member of Parliament has today been sworn in as a Member of the Pan African Parliament. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, has called for the support of members in finding solutions to poverty in Africa. Amadi hailed members of the Eastern Caucus for their support to his presidency and the Vice President, Hon.
Safia Nalule is visiting the Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa between October 12 – 18, 2012. Onyango Kakoba (Uganda) briefed the delegation about the structures of the African Union (AU) in general and the Pan African Parliament, one of the organs of the AU, in particular, as well as the mandate of the Committee.
Our recommendations or resolutions are sent to the African Union Commission, which may or may not implement them,” he said.
He said that the Committee has interacted with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, and civil society organizations involved in the area of human rights.
Kakoba said that the Committee is scheduled to start a campaign on freedom of expression across the continent in May next year, following their preparatory seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August this year.
The missions were sent within the PAP framework of promoting the human rights and democracy – grounded in its mandate to promote democracy and good governance among Member States. Henry Willie Yallah (Liberia) cautioned Africans against providing business to Western firms through buying arms and ammunition that encourage conflict on the continent.
Major conflicts are coming from elections where losers are not willing to relinquish power and governments oppressing the opposition,” he said.
Sam Otada (Uganda) urged African countries to agree to share sovereignty on issues of common interest and appealed to the African Union to help countries organize acceptable elections. Cecilia Atim Ogwal (Uganda) urged Sudan and South Sudan to sign and respect peace accords because the conflict there affects the entire East African region. Ogwal also challenged PAP to address the issue of climate change which is leading to conflicts as populations migrate in search of pastures and water. Mohammed Abdoulkader (Djibouti) said, “The continent needs lasting peace for its development. Safia Nalule, pledged to support the Pan African Parliament in its quest to become a fully fledged legislative body.
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I believe everyone is a leader and the only question I have for them is: are you leading people in the direction in which you mean to be leading them? But I got my real certification through failing while in the trenches of numerous startups which I co-founded or at which I was an early employee.
I've also seen people who were just so passionate and excited that I wanted to follow them to the moon just because being around them was so wonderful.
However, really sharing yourself, really revealing who you are, your passion, your foibles, your humanity, that is one of the most generous things that human beings can do." And, once they get that, we're off to the races. It was extremely gratifying to watch the looks on their faces because they had to trust me that it would turn out and it did and it was wonderful and has set them all up with a new, even deeper level of respect in the organization. When I do a good job of picking up on that, my answers are both less constrained and more fun and useful. I'll tell you some of the best advice I have in that realm, but first I want to tell you about a woman I just love, whom I worked with a few years ago for TEDxHoboken.
So, here's the thing I told her, and I have a powerful ally in this, named Snoop Doggy Dogg. Aspect Software recently got the online course for 50 of their top employees and then we came in for a day to work with them after they had done the course.
I get to focus on the thing I love most, communicating with human beings, and then I get to work with people who are at the absolute top of the game on their amazing talks which run the gamut from Saving Tigers in the Wild, to Sustainability and the Circular Economy, to Digital Government, to astronauts and engineers and administrators at NASA and on and on. Organisations are becoming more team-based, with flatter and less hierarchical structures that see five generations working together - often dotted across different locations, using technology to connect and work. Organisations with effective induction are more likely to retain their new recruits for longer.
The process also enables learning professionals to reflect on five key issues that impact on designing and delivering a modernised learning strategy.
We hope that our contribution will help shape an environment where real-world research informs organisational improvement.
Although your ideas may be compelling, it's not easy to execute a plan without support, co-operation and collaboration from peers, stakeholders and business leaders.
Combining sharp problem solving skills with effective mediation abilities, Tish works primarily with CEOs, executive management and boards of directors within organizations at various stages of development, ranging from early entrepreneurial to Fortune 500 companies. As she was developing her business, Tish often needed other people’s confirmation to bolster her self-confidence and insecurity.
In their first book, HeadTrash, authors and consultants Tish Squillaro and Tim Thomas showed how individual anger, arrogance, control, fear, insecurity, guilt, and paranoia can wreak havoc and damage your creditability. The authors wealth of experience, engaging humor, and thought-provoking quizzes make HeadTrash 2 a must-read for anyone whose work or home life is filled with another person’s clutter.
Bob has been a consultant-coach for many corporations, non-profits, and international, state, and local governments. His second book, Overwhelmed tells his personal story of his battle with depression and how people can find hope in a world that feels hopeless.
He has also interviewed numerous influential people and presidents over the course of his career, including President Obama, former President George W. But life in the United States today is vastly different from anything the original Founders could have imagined in the late 1700s.
He became aware of this difference by watching people create their lives and seeing that none of it was about the joy and the possibilities – it was always about the wrongness of everything.  Gary knew there had to be more than this reality was offering since there was nothing about it that was magical, joyful or expansive. He sees this as an essential aspect to creating a future that has greater possibilities in it for everyone as well as the planet. For more than 20 years, Kim has placed CEOs and executive teams and built boards for companies ranging from new ventures to Fortune 500 firms.
She is often engaged to handle the thorny assignments of founder succession, including highly sensitive CEO and board searches, whether for startup, emerging or mature businesses. She has published numerous articles on shaping organization culture and transformational leadership, and is committed to promoting leadership development by offering time and expertise to groups such as the National Retail Federation and the University of Washington, where she serves on the Retail Management Corporate Council. In 2016, Swanepoel named Heller one of the 10 most powerful and influential corporate executives in residential real estate.
The fact is, so many people get ahead--even the gifted ones--because they worked incredibly hard, put in the thousands of hours of practice and extra sweat equity, and made their own luck.
The key, however, is to pick yourself up and bounce back. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology, they discuss why optimists do better in school, work, and on the playing field--and how to reset that optimistic set point. And the authors explore the concept of tenacity--the quality that allows us to remain focused and avoid distraction in order to get the job done--an increasingly difficult task in today's fragmented, cluttered, high-tech, connected world. David’s specialties were work, humor, career development, wellbeing, engagement, management and leadership.


David believes honeybees provide an insightful and living model of the social elements of work and the importance of  thinking differently inside our hives (organizations).
It worked so well he decided to completely change his business model and share the solution with the world. LightSpeed VT was born.
Brad is the author of The Real Deal™ lease training program which is utilized in dealerships across America. If something isn’t done quickly, Americans face a bleak future—continuing decline and disarray in a world that grows ever more dangerous. In this compelling and much-needed book, he sets forth a three-part plan to revive America. Forbes shows how this very bold reform would free America from the IRS and unleash an unprecedented wave of prosperity. Take the dollar out of the hands of the Washington politicians by returning to a monetary system with the value of the dollar linked to gold.
Forbes offers specific ideas and plans, not generalities and bromides, and is challenging policy makers to do the same. She received further certifications at Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, and she completed the prestigious Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Murrow Award for team coverage of the 2008 Republican National Convention Riot for CBS Radio Minneapolis.
Paul, Minnesota, and a featured instructor in other professional programs at the university.
He assesses company cultures and develops a strategic plan to better align their culture with their desired results. This quick reading, hard hitting, solution oriented book will soon be a staple in top business leaders’ libraries. Kadaga Rebecca described the fallen legislator as a committed legislator who passionately struggled to ensure his constituents had access to social services. Let us stop the cancer of corruption that has eaten the moral fiber of our country,” he told legislators and mourners in the Parliament chamber. Silvester Rwomukubwe the Executive Secretary of the Uganda Joint Christian Council.Presenting the petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Kaihura said the visit by the Speaker showed that Parliament valued the Police as an important institution in the country. Forty contact persons who got into contact with the suspected victims are being closely monitored for any symptoms of the disease. This challenge is typified by issues such as the high cost of tertiary education, high competitiveness for government sponsored programs, and government preference for science related courses, among others. Roger Nkodo Dang, said the right to freedom of the press is one of the most important of human rights. Onyango Kakoba (NRM, Buikwe North) today visited the Peace, Support Operations Training Centre, located in Singo, Nakasongola district. It is also a commemoration of twenty years since five women ministers of education in Africa set-up FAWE as a forum to remove barriers to girl-child education and bridge the gender gap in education, in Africa. God is the one who is blessing us and gives us what we are doing for the people,” he told celebrants. Rebecca Kadaga, has today launched the Institute of Parliamentary Studies, intended to train current and future Members of Parliament and legislative staff in lawmaking procedures. She also recognized the potential of former MPs and staff of Parliament, who will be tapped for their knowledge and wisdom.
We could speak for two hours but now you speak in a hurry and many fail to understand your point,” the veteran politician observed. If we do that, Parliament will do a lot of contributions to the development of Uganda”, the President said.
He noted it would be good to connect the old and new Uganda as we commemorate her golden jubilee of independence. He said it was worthwhile to take note of the fact that countries like Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand, which were under-developed recently, have now developed ahead of Uganda as well as some other African countries.
Rebecca Kadaga, who also received the award, wished all Ugandans happy independence celebrations.
He also said that research has shown rising figures of new infections in Uganda and Chad despite successes in the 1990s. She also urged PAP to address youth unemployment and recommended the setting up of a Youth Caucus at the continental body. Sarah Kataike Ndoboli (Woman MP, Budaka district), who was appointed Minister of State for Health.
She said that the issue of women and children, who are caught in the middle of conflict, needs to be addressed.
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I went home that night and worked till well past midnight making sure that I was doing everything I was telling people to do, myself! I believe that leadership is inextricably, completely and totally a function of communication. If you remember that you get to set the tone every time you take the stage and then you give the audience something GOOD to mirror, it will make a big difference for you.
One of the leaders later told me that I had re-inspired not only him, but his entire leadership team.
I find that when people share themselves with the intention of offering something to the audience, being authentic and giving up on trying to look good, it is a wonderful, lovely experience for the audience. If you admit what you don't know then they can be more confident in what you say you do know. However, if it's something you really don't know, have the courage to admit it and then get them the answer if they want it.
Her name is Sharon Guynip and she and her partner Steve Winter care deeply about big cats in the wild. And, the closing is your last chance to put that one, clear, memorable idea into their minds, so make the most of it. The thing they forget to teach you, though, is that if you're not using anecdotal evidence (use it ethically, of course) then you're missing out on the most important tool of communication that Mother Nature has given you for communicating with human beings.
Entering awards can be a daunting and time-consuming process - an additional task on top of everyday work.
They get new employees up to speed quicker and help them reach their performance goals earlier.In its 2014 report about on onboarding, Aberdeen Group found that 68% of companies had no formal process in place. Learning to manage this type of head trash, which she defines as “patterns of self-defeating feelings and thoughts that can immobilize and keep you stuck”, ultimately improved her way of thinking and has made her a sought after advisor to executives and CEOs.
The notion of an African-American president of the United States, or a woman such as Condoleezza Rice or Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, would have been unimaginable to the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, or who ratified the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. So, he began seeking deeper awareness to life’s mysteries at an early age.  Along the way he uncovered a new way forward- one that would create change in the world and in people’s lives.
Through his writing and workshops, he gifts processes and tools that bring within reach the ease, joy and glory of life, and the magic of happiness that expand into more awareness, joy and abundance.
This is a priority not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet and creating a different world. She has been Chairman of the Board for the South Central Family Health Center in Los Angeles. Kim leads Centerstone’s Executive Search Consumer and Service Practice with an eye toward organization and leader optimization.
He has worked on engagement in Canada, United States, Poland, Wales, Germany, England, India, Spain, and South Africa.
To receive a free copy and learn more about his finding click on the title of David’s eBook, Waggle: 39 Ways to Improve Human Organizations, Work, and Engagement. Dee Ann and her husband, Ashley, have been married for over 30 years and they have three sons, Trenton, Trevor and Trey. Kadaga, who was addressing the newly created Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, said if all states were fully observing their human rights commitments, “we would live in a world free from want or fear.”“Unfortunately this is often not the case because the human rights of individuals are violated more often than not. This is through the system which aggregates the messages received by issue and allows MPs to catalogue and map this information.”In turn MPs will be able to reply to their constituents by either sms or call them back.
Kadaga Rebecca who presided over the special sitting hailed the long list of successful Ugandan sportsmen including Ayub Kalule, John Akiibua, Dorcus Inzikuru and Moses Kipsiro that Kiprotich had joined following his win.“Out there in the plains, valleys and mountains of Uganda, there are many other Kiprotichs who have talent and whose potential is untapped. There will also be a Press Conference during the week to raise awareness countrywide about the continued need to support girls’ education, and the Week will be crowned with a Fundraising Dinner on Friday 21st to be presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon. Amadi, opened the retreat held at the Riviera on the Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging, South Africa, August 24, 2012. Onyango Kakoba, the Chairperson of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, attended the retreat, August 23 – 25, 2012.
Bethel Amadi about other countries’ contributions since the mission to Somalia is an AU project.
Kakoba said the AU mission in Somalia will be used for learning purposes for future peace keeping missions on the continent. Parliament creates and guarantees the rule of law which is of essence in building democracies,” Prof.Nuwagaba told MPs and Civil Society Activists. Rebecca Kadaga, was part of the activities marking Parliamentary Week organised to commemorate the 50 years of independence of Uganda. Edward Rugumayo (1979 – 1980) who served as Chairman of the National Consultative Council, Mr.
Kataike, who was appointed Minister of State for Health, gives up her position as Chair of the Women Caucus and as one of the country’s representatives at the Pan African Parliament. Kalyan had asked the Ugandan delegation to respect all human rights including the minorities, like it’s the case in South Africa. I started walking my talk and that's when people started asking me to come train people at their company. It's also deeply important as leader, in personal relationships, and everywhere else you deal with human beings. And, knowing the organization; knowing as much as I can about them and this particular moment in their history and what they need and what they want and what they aspire to be, is tremendously helpful. They had an amazingly beautiful coffee table picture book coming out called "Tigers Forever" and I highly recommend you get a copy!
We love to hear from one another and if it's a well-crafted short story, it's just all that much better. That says to me that our brains would evolve to more highly valued stories than anything else! I get into the flow of the audience and then do my darnedest to channel that flow and leave them with something they maybe didn't even realize they wanted, but are happy to have.
People get the training via video, work on a first draft of their talk, pitch, speech, presentation, whatever it is, and then we come in and work through that with them in front of the entire group and it's utterly transformational for the entire team or company. Besides surfing, I love playing guitar and singing - I'd love to put together a fun cover band again. His simple yet profound teachings have already facilitated countless people throughout the world to ‘know what they know’ and to realize what they can choose that they never realised they could choose. If enough people choose to be more aware and more conscious, they will start to see the possibilities of what they have available to them and change what is occurring here on planet earth. She was honored with the Sammi Award of Distinction for Learning Promotion for Youth and was inducted in the Washington State DECA Hall of Fame for her contributions as a Board Director in facilitating connections between executives and emerging business students. Oulanyah Jacob at his Parliament chambers July 17, the civil society coalition, asked Parliament to amend the Education Act to require parents to make a mandatory financial contribution towards lunch for their children at school.“We have hungry children in our schools. Election violence, mob justice, gender based violence, torture of suspects by state security agencies remain rampant in our country,” she said.She was speaking during an induction seminar for the parliamentary committee on Human Rights held at Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe, Friday, August 10, 2012. It must discover its identity through a serious and scientific study of the skills, expertise, experiences, capabilities, qualities, interests and commitments of its members. Kataike had to relinquish her position at PAP where she was also Chairperson of the PAP Women Caucus.Uganda’s other representatives to PAP are Hon. Kenneth Lubogo, who are in South Africa to meet the PAP Committee on Justice and Human Rights. After seeing that talk, even though I knew I wouldn't be accepted and I knew I couldn't afford it, I knew I had to apply. We raised $80M and were dotcom darlings until the crash in 2000 when our investors pulled the plug on us since they didn't think we could be profitable soon enough. And, the thing I find very few people realize is that action originates from the emotional brain, as well. The first time we worked with NASA we got the rock star tour of Houston Kennedy Space Center. My friend and TEDx Hoboken Organizer Elizabeth Barry had asked her to speak and she had said, "No." She was just too scared. TEDx organizers are people who want to make a difference for the world and they are all 100% unpaid volunteers. It was 2011, I was invited to give a talk at TEDActive and they even hinted that if it was good, they might be able to show it on the screen at the main TED conference later in the week.
And then I agonized the whole rest of the week and they did not show my video on the big TED stage and it took me a while to realize why, but when I did, I turned red with embarrassment from ankles to eyebrows and it's a painful, but deeply learned lesson. I've surfed all over the world and it takes something to relax into really going with the flow; to surrender in that way.
It provides L&D teams with the perfect chance to step back and think about what has led to current organisational successes, before sharing those stories and successes.There is nothing more satisfying at work than thinking over your recent activities and realising that there is a lot to be proud of!
They not only need to meet fundamental business targets, but must be dynamic problem solvers who know how to roll with (constant) change.Leadership and management skills really matter - and this includes mindsets, behaviours, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow. We'll be digging into Towards Maturity's data to see what it tell us about changes in onboarding practice, as well as picking out some practical ideas that could inspire change in your own organisation. Top performing L&D teams are 3-5 times more likely to be delivering improved productivity and agility today and have much to teach us. I have had the pleasure of working with them and their customers for a number of years and have seen first hand their commitment to identifying and sharing great practices that really work. He recognized that the capacity to be more aware and more conscious was every person’s gift if they were willing to choose it. The visually appealing graphic layout easily engages readers and leads them through a dynamic learning process.
Parents and guardians have abdicated their duty to provide food to their children while in school. Amama Mbabazi confirmed government plans to purchase land in Sebei district to establish a training center for all sportsmen and women. The retreat was held ahead of committee meetings scheduled to start on Monday, August 27, 2012.
Amama Mbabazi opposed a move by legislators to have budget cuts for the defence ministry and Statutory Organizations. They have several interests which unless fully ethically controlled and guided may conflict in a negative way,” Hon. Only then will parliament fully tap the resources and contribution of each member for the achievement of the common good,” she told legislators.
It is also highly effective and memorable since it is all based in Human Evolutionary Biology and Neurophysiology. Elizabeth put us together and we talked a bit, I gave her the advice I'm going to give you and she did the talk.
And it's the same advice I got from one of the top leadership trainers anywhere in the world outside the military.
Learning that through surfing has definitely made a huge difference in how I live my life, as well. We've been to the UK, Yemen, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, and all over the place for work, which I think is a blast. Only 13% of retailers are investing in blended learning while the average across all sectors is double that figure (26%), with top learning companies nearly three times more likely to be using blends than retail companies (35%). Seek, support and develop leaders right and you'll have more engaged, productive, and profitable businesses.
It provides contemporary measures that focus on performance improvement and great tactics that help L&D teams become more responsive to the changing needs of business. This research highlights the fact that L&D teams must develop new mind-sets and skills, quickly. The UPE guidelines which demand that children carry food to school have not been successful”, he noted. He confirmed that government will provide employment to sports achievers mainly in the security services.Leader of the Opposition Hon. Kadaga noted.She reaffirmed that legislators need God’s intervention to enable them balance their personal interests and ambitions with conflicting interests from their constituents and the nation as a whole. I think that certifications and degrees are nice, but I can't ask someone to walk through the fire if I haven't at least tried it myself. And, mirror neurons are always on, always working and when you're on stage, the audience is mirroring you!
Yes, because I cared and took the time to get to know them before I went in and trained them. Her name was Candace and she told me, "John, if you get up on stage and you have your attention on yourself, then you have your attention on a minor ball of petty concerns that's of no real interest to anyone but you!" Ouch.
It also means that they do not take kindly to someone trying to use them to sell their book or something. In the future, we'll focus on pitching and storytelling and perhaps dealing with the media and more.
What if we could get Churchill to give a TED talk where he really opened up and shared his ONE idea worth sharing? This may be due to a lack of required skills and knowledge, as the research indicates over half lack the confidence in incorporating new media in learning design and only 4% believe their L&D teams have the skills for facilitating collaboration.
Benchmarking can help you get started on your way to winning and help you clarify what's been successful - here are 6 perfectly valid reasons to use it.How benchmarking can helpWe are not promising that benchmarking will definitely lead to trophies in the cabinet. So it's no wonder that companies spent nearly $31 billion on leadership programs last year.
It leverages the data of its in-depth Benchmark Study, the largest learning technology benchmark in Europe. Nandala Mafabi urged government to identify a clear criterion for honoring achievers who excel in different disciplines. Amama Mbabazi proposed that reallocations be made within the budget allocated to the health ministry to fund priority areas within the sector.
And, as scary as it was to me, as much as the cheapskate inside me screamed, I gave it my all no matter what they paid. Recently I got an email from her in which she said: "John, I was just thinking about you the other day and remembering that I had initially said no to the enormous opportunity of speaking at TEDxHoboken.
And if what you have to say is not worth walking through that very reasonable fear, then don't do it! I guess the insight is that trusting the universe and giving freely of yourself is at once both satisfying and in the long run pays amazing dividends, as well. And I was working in the realm of virtual goods and virtual currencies and this was even before bitcoin and I was super excited to share something that was so cutting edge and so close to my heart. What is more 71% do not believe that their own staff lack skills to manage their own learning. Secondly, the scale of the work ahead, as 95% of respondents want to improve induction with only 39% meeting that goal. Also, just 23% agree that their L&D teams have the skills to use technology for business advantage.
These are tried and tested approaches that we've used in partnership with our clients to produce effective and award-winning learning interventions that deliver impactful change.1. Kadaga appealed to the committee members to avoid party divisions while carrying out their mandate with regard to human rights.“I wish to point out that although every individual member of the committee has their own party affiliation, you have to abandon partisan considerations when undertaking your committee’s work. He noted that government will expedite the recruitment of 1000 midwives as an immediate remedial measure to address maternal health. But, if what you have to say matters more to you than your fear, then all there is to do is get up and speak even if your voice shakes. With such a big gap between aspiration and performance, the induction challenge seems daunting but there is evidence that learning innovation is turning the tide. You must be able to disagree with your party when it comes to ensuring and monitoring the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.”The Committee on Human Rights is chaired by Hon. Now, I did focus on making sure the free ones were for big groups of influencers like CEO groups and such, whenever possible. Here are six compelling reasons why benchmarking can help turn the possibility of being an award winner into a reality:1. The Towards Maturity benchmarking process gets organisations, and L&D in particular, thinking on the right track. These aren't the only source of future leaders, of course, as many other potentials are already in-house, out there to be recruited or returning to work after having children. Incredibly, ‘Top Deckers' are 50 times more likely than the lowest performers to improve talent strategies to keep their best people. However, the world of work is changing and organisations are increasingly looking for more modern approaches to learning that support the fast-moving world of work and the needs of an increasingly digital workforce.
Dolph Lundgren is a truly wonderful human being and I recently worked with him on a truly stunning TEDx talk. It’s a great place to start, if you want to establish a strong foundation for change. Work with the subject matter expert or the business customer to identify the main objective of the programme. Our research with employees in this sector shows that staff are more able to learn for themselves than L&D give them credit for.
The vast majority we talked with were frustrated by the lack of transfer back to the job after managers had participated in training. Using real life ideas can help inspire new approaches that will make a difference in your own situation.
This will not only help you design the programme, but will also help you measure its effectiveness.
It's very easy in today's busy world to not make time for reflection, yet reflection is critical to success.
Inspiration by example We've identified four techniques used by organisations in their induction programmes that relate to the tactics of the top performing organisations highlight in the Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report.
The purpose of the Show is to inform and inspire L&D professionals to improve not just their personal performance but that of their organisation. I was very scared and at times I thought I was maybe being really stupid, but it was what my principles and values told me to do, so I did it. They are three times more likely to use benchmarking as a performance improvement tool - benchmarking against the tactics that improve performance.
By benchmarking you enable yourself to reflect, take stock and focus on the activities that really make a difference.2. First, it seems there's a lack of measures put in place for management and leadership training. While every organisation is different, examples of good practice and innovation in other companies can offer inspiration for change. By reflecting on and analysing organisational performance, activities and practices, L&D can identify organisational strengths and areas of high performance. Secondly, it seems that the learning strategy many apply to management and leadership training is often out of sync with the audience's needs.
The leading sports retailer has been providing online onboarding since 2013 with more than 25,000 employees, across the 19 countries going through the programme. Data from Towards Maturity reveals that 83% of new starters like to learn at their own pace, with 44% using their own mobile to learn.With this in mind, Sports Direct used the Adapt multi-device responsive elearning framework for its online content.
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Just as importantly, benchmarking identifies weaknesses and those areas of low performance.
It means employees can access the elearning on a smartphone or tablet, giving them maximum flexibility.
You can read more about Sports Direct's approach to induction in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. Only 39% offer mobile content, and 30% have no plans to implement social media for leadership development.
It's no wonder then, that there is a lack of transfer from learning to doing, if the learning doesn't fit in with everyday lives and habits in the first place and isn't focused on supporting performance there and then.
Towards Maturity data reveals that 87% of Top Deck organisations agree that top managers are involved in promoting learning, compared with an average of 37%.UK infrastructure company, Story Contracting features a video message from the company owner and Chief Executive, Fred Story in its new online induction. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses enables L&D and business leaders to really hone in on performance.
This isn't to say there aren't some great examples of modern, blended, performance-focused leadership development - there are some cited in Towards Maturity's paper. What can we learn from these?How leadership solutions can #makeithappenIt's time to close the gaps and deliver the type of learning solutions that will engage and really help leaders. Benchmarking does what it says: it provides organisations with a benchmark to measure themselves against others.
To really help them, we need to offer easy to find performance support that is genuinely useful and relevant to leaders and managers' points of need. New staff and partners joining Specsavers are able to earn a virtual coin by completing the company's new induction course.
You can use it to see how you are performing on various aspects of organisational practice compared to others. The business then makes a real cash donation to the charity chosen by employees in proportion to the number of virtual coins earned.You can read more about the Specsavers' approach here.
Since 2003, over 4,500 organisations and 23,000 learners have contributed to Towards Maturity's leading benchmarks. For example, have you properly embraced mobile learning and are reaping the kinds of benefits that some organisations are enjoying? But we also need to help develop those deeper skills and behaviours in ways that fit with leader's (crazy) lifestyles. What are the top performing companies in the Towards Maturity benchmark doing in terms of mobile learning? As a baseline, that means moving away from solely ‘event' based learning - three-day workshops or long online courses - and embracing more resource or micro-learning approaches that provide short challenges and tasks as nuggets that help build skills and insights over time.
An average of 48% of Benchmark respondents reported that elearning not being tailored sufficiently was a barrier to success. It can be really useful to know what characteristics top performing companies have in common and what is driving their success.5.
We would say that providing simulations, interactive videos and meaningful games can make smart use of a leaders' precious time, and build the competence and confidence leadership roles require - so ROI for L&D too. United Biscuits (UB), the company behind household names such as McVitie's, Jaffa Cakes and Penguin, wanted to make sure its induction programme was relevant to both new starters and any existing employees who might access the training. UB used video of real employees talking about their jobs to add relevance and authenticity to the content.You can read more about the experience at United Biscuits in HR Grapevine magazine.
This report gives clear, insightful indicators about your strategy's current strengths and how that compares to your peers.
Supporting or providing social spaces for informal learning and sharing is key too - the how will depend on who your audience is and how they currently work together.Measurement comes into play here as you have managers, teams, and peers providing tailored feedback about performance and application. But leadership and management development is often holistic, and ongoing - like a journey rather than a series of interventions. The aim is to help L&D professionals focus on one area of action that will help them deliver impact.
To track what tools, learning, and performance support is used by an individual is a bit of a red-herring - especially if you're genuinely offering it up to help them in anyway that works for them.
And, if improving induction is your focus, there are more ideas in Sponge UK's Rough Guide to Induction. There has to be some bigger, business goals to be measured, alongside the individuals' performance or growth targets, and it might take a little while for the data to come in for these. Louise PasterfieldManaging Director, Sponge UK Louise has more than 20 years' experience in learning and design and is passionate about making elearning absorbing so staff can apply what they have learned immediately into the workplace.Her interest is in how best to harness technology so people can learn, grow and make a difference to their organisations.
In terms of those millennials as future leaders - don't leave it too late before you start developing them.
In Deloitte's report on this generation, Not only is this generation notoriously flighty and ready to up and leave within two years, but 70% of those ready to jump ship cite lack of leadership training as the reason why. Just think about how that Personalised Benchmark Report will help you deliver better results.Unsure if you are ready?Benchmarking will help you make up your mind if you should enter an award this year or wait until next year when you have had a chance to build further on current successes.
So to attract and retain talent, and build leaders of tomorrow, open up those digital, multi-device resources -  simulations, diagnostics, videos, podcasts, tools and more to anyone who's interested.



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