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Measuring ROI of Leadership Development Programs: A Critical Strategy for Organizational Success

by Caroline Assalian

In today’s competitive business environment, effective leadership is essential. Leadership development (LD) programs are vital for cultivating the skills needed to drive organizations forward. For senior leaders, the pressing question is: What is the return on investment (ROI) of these programs? Benefits of Measuring ROI Latest Research on ROI and Leadership Development Recent studies underscore […]

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Empowering Diversity: Building Inclusive Workplaces

by Anu Murthy

As Pride Month unfolds, workplaces around the globe are filled with immense pride and excitement. This month, we honor and celebrate the rich diversity, vibrant cultures, and unwavering resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. Beyond the celebrations, Pride Month presents a unique opportunity to reflect on how embracing diversity can elevate the workplace in transformative ways. […]

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Relax to Excel: Leveraging Leisure for Personal and Professional Growth

by Anne Liu

As we dust off the remnants of the Victoria Day fireworks, it’s clear that summer is knocking at our door—a season synonymous not just with ice creams and suntans but also with a golden opportunity for personal reinvention. Often seen merely as a pause from the daily grind, leisure is actually a powerful catalyst for […]

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Navigating the Future of Work: How Strategic L&D Cultivates Tomorrow’s Adaptive Leaders

by Anne Liu

In just 5 years from now, the youngest Baby Boomer generation will reach full retirement age. Concurrently, GenZ is reshaping workplace norms with their markedly shorter tenure, averaging just over two years per job.  This results in shrinkage of both talent pool and knowledge shift. This demands a proactive and strategic response from every Talent […]

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“Do or Do Not: There is No Try” – Embracing Full Commitment in Leadership

by Anu Murthy

Ever faced a business challenge so daunting, your first thought was to RSVP ‘no’ and binge-watch something less terrifying—like anything other than your task list? Welcome to the club. But here’s a little nudge from our green guru, Master Yoda: “Do or do not. There is no try.” In leadership, this isn’t just about flipping […]

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Prioritizing Mental Health in the Workplace: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

by Anu Murthy

In today’s fast-paced and often high-pressure work environments, mental health has emerged from the shadows to become a central concern in workplace management and culture. The importance of mental health in the workplace cannot be overstated. Addressing mental health not only supports individual employees but also contributes significantly to the overall health of an organization. […]

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Bridging the Gender Pay Gap: Embracing Skill-Based Training and DEIB for a Better Workplace 

by Anu Murthy

In today’s dynamic and ever-evolving society, we have made significant strides towards gender equality. We have witnessed groundbreaking advancements in women’s rights, increasing female representation in leadership roles, and a growing awareness of the need for diversity and inclusiveness. However, despite these commendable milestones, there remains an undeniable disparity in pay between genders—a persistent issue […]

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A Century in Ice: Shackleton’s Endurance Prevails

by Amy Truesdell

In the annals of exploration and leadership, few stories are as captivating and inspiring as that of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Over a hundred years ago, Shackleton embarked on a legendary Antarctic expedition aboard the Endurance that would echo through the ages. While the Endurance was lost to the icy clutches of the Weddell Sea in […]

Fostering a Culture of Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness in the Workplace

by Amy Truesdell

Fostering a culture of kindness in the workplace can have a profound impact on employee morale, productivity, and overall well-being. Random acts of kindness, both big and small, can create a supportive and inclusive environment where employees feel valued, respected, and appreciated. 6 Practical Workplace Kindness Initiatives: Random acts of kindness have the power to […]

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How to Increase Employee Happiness

by Doug Bolger

As a business owner or organization, the more effort you sink into making sure you have a happy team, the more efficient and productive your workplace becomes. However, slight missteps in how team member morale is supported can generate larger problems. Here is a look at how to increase employee happiness with simple strategies that […]

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Annoying Workplace Phrases to Avoid

by Jonathan Wright

Ever felt annoyed by cliché, overly used corporate lingo and phrases? It turns out that a lot of individuals and team members are feeling the same. Good communication in a workplace means everything, but the key to good communication may mean letting go of unappealing business jargon. In a recent poll conducted by Slack, 63 […]

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Mentoring Vs Leadership Coaching

by Amy Dano

Discussions around mentorship and leadership coaching often see these two terms being used interchangeably. However, while these two ways forward towards formidable models of leadership certainly have some overlap, there are also important distinctions that organizations can put to work.   Understanding how mentoring and leadership development overlap and differ can help empower your next professional […]

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How to Improve Communication With Employees

by Amy Truesdell

Internal communication is one of the most important determining factors for company success and employee satisfaction. Ensuring that the way you communicate with team members aligns with their needs and, similarly, making sure they feel valued and heard will have far-reaching positive impacts on your brand, bottom line and employee retention.   At Learn2, we are […]

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How To Build a Culture of Teamwork in the Workplace

by Jonathan Wright

A high-performing team could be deemed one of the most important components in the workplace. But more than simply feeling like part of the team, a culture of teamwork in the workplace often creates an environment of improved communication and employee satisfaction. Below is a look at how to build a culture of teamwork in […]

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How to Build a Next Generation Leadership Team

by Amy Dano

Your next generation leadership team is seeking the personalized supports they need to become the leaders your organization is in demand of. These high-potential team members are eager to make a difference, and with the right leadership development plan, they will. What are Next Generation Leaders? Next generation leaders are the individuals, within your organization, […]

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Developing Assertive Communication Skills

by Caroline Assalian

Effective communication is fundamental in procuring personal and professional success. People may shy away from being assertive because they do not want to be perceived as aggressive. However, developing assertive communication skills are imperative when hoping to prioritize clarity and dispel confusion. What is Assertive Communication? Assertive communication is a respectful form of engaging in […]

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Change Management and Leadership Development

by Amy Dano

Change can be a very positive thing for organizations. However, it can also create a sense of unrest amongst team members – especially if change is not managed as well as it could be. Effective change management brings everyone along through the process in ways that honor their unique capacity for processing and handling evolution. […]

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Identifying Conditioned Biases to Improve Communication

by Caroline Assalian

Conditioned biases are unconscious beliefs that shape the ways we interact with the world around us. These types of biases, if left unchecked, can affect our workplaces and our ability to collaborate effectively with our team members. By addressing conditioned biases and dealing with them in ways that honor lived experiences and sensitivities, you can […]

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How To Build A Customer-Centric Culture In The Workplace

by Jonathan Wright

Companies across the globe understand that putting the customers first is extremely important for businesses. However, truly building a customer-centric organization naturally fosters an operation where customers automatically come first, and all employees have a supportive mindset. Take a closer look at what it truly means to be customer-centric and learn how to build a […]

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How to Develop a Workplace Culture that Attracts the Right Candidates

by Caroline Assalian

Workplace culture is not only an effective retention tool, but it also affects which types of people are eager to become part of your organization. Company culture refers to both the operational and qualitative values that define what and how things are done, within and beyond your company. When looking to hire the right people, […]

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Why Most Leadership Development Programs Don’t Work

by Amy Dano

Leadership development is about building team members’ capacity to contribute their individual gifts and collaborative abilities towards organizational success. Formalized leadership development can benefit an organization in countless ways: it enhances effectiveness and efficiency; propels teams through times of transition and turmoil; and breeds innovation and the inclusion of underrepresented voices. Many professional development courses, […]

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How to Build High-Trust Workplace Culture

by Doug Bolger

In any relationship, trust is like the glue that keeps people woven together. High-trust workplace culture is much the same — trust is the glue that solidifies the relationships between the company and its team members. However, a high-trust organization does not happen by accident. Below is a look at why a high-trust work environment […]

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7 Tips for Developing Better Rapport at Work

by Caroline Assalian

Positive company culture is built on several important concepts, one of which is good rapport in the workplace. Rapport essentially means two people have some level of mutual respect, they communicate effectively and support one another’s thoughts, feelings, or ideas. All of these elements of good rapport strengthen a team in any organization. Importance of […]

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How to Address Issues with Employee Writing Skills

by Doug Bolger

Effective writing in the workplace not only portrays professionalism and competence, but it also demonstrates a level of care that will be noticed by customers and team members. When team members are struggling to clearly convey meaning or producing writing that contains errors, supportive coaching can be a great opportunity for meaningful professional development. With […]