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10 Tips To Becoming the Value-Added, Indispensable Millennial Employee

When we train on the new workforce generation one of the most common themes that emerges is how can a Millennial worker become more value-added in a short amount of time.  In addition to this theme usually the next sub-theme is ‘…make it practical, real life examples, attainable differences.’  With those two thoughts in mind […]

Thumbnail : Trending: Employee Engagement (If not now, soon)

Trending: Employee Engagement (If not now, soon)

Every so often we try to take a step back here at New Directions and analyze the landscape of organizational development.  Where are we at and where are we all going?  What will we be talking about in 3-5 years? What do our clients need to know today to prepare for tomorrow? These are some […]

Thumbnail : Managing Organizational Change:  Lou Deepe Talks About His Experience with New Directions

Managing Organizational Change: Lou Deepe Talks About His Experience with New Directions

GUESTBLOGGER: Lou Deepe is the Director of Strategic Development at Wildwood Programs, a non-profit agency who’s mission it is to empower and enable children and adults with neurologically based learning disabilities, autism and other developmental disorders to live independent, productive and fulfilling lives.   Whenever you commit to participating in a workshop or attending a […]

Thumbnail : The Future of Learning and Development in the Workplace (Revisited)

The Future of Learning and Development in the Workplace (Revisited)

“The dropout rate of massive online courses is higher than 97%,” recently reported Seth Godin, technology guru and author, on his blog. As a panelist on next week’s The Technology Edge – The Experts Share for the American Society for Training and Development, I feel obligated to share new and shiny technology that we all […]

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The Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development Endorses Workforce Training Series of Albany

Local Chapter and Local Workforce Training Series Team Up To Address Immediate Workforce Training Need  The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and its affiliated local chapter, Hudson-Mohawk, has endorsed and will sponsor the recently launched Workforce Training Series of Albany workshops.  Designed to be practical and affordable training workshops in the Capital Region, […]

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Bennington Workforce Training Series Attendee Testimonial

Nikki, one of the attendees of Bennington’s Workforce Training Series (WTS), talks about the session she attended, Dynamic Supervision, and how she liked the engagement and tools she gained in just one day.

Thumbnail : The Workplace Accountability Trail Guide

The Workplace Accountability Trail Guide

It’s time to be a trailblazer in your department, team and organization!  As a leader how can you move the ball just a little bit forward and become the leader everyone is expecting you to be?  Finding an effective and long-lasting way to get people to be more accountability under your leadership speaks volumes about your […]

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WORKPLACE CULTURE: 4 Steps to Building a Culture of Accountability in the Workplace

Accountability seems to be the focus of most organizations these days.  How do we get employees to take more accountability for their actions?  What can we do, as leaders, to engender a culture of accountability in our workplaces?  Why do some people thrive on accountability, while others avoid it at all costs? Let’s take a […]

Thumbnail : EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Put On Your Yellow Hat and Decrease Meeting Time by 50%

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Put On Your Yellow Hat and Decrease Meeting Time by 50%

Guestblogger: Leslie S. Schreiber, M. Ed, is owner of Schreiber Training, a corporate training company designed to decrease stress and increase productivity through improved workplace communication skills. www.schreibertraining.com   Businesses acknowledge the necessity of meetings but struggle with how to make them efficient and meaningful. By implementing a model called “parallel thinking”, meeting time can be […]

Thumbnail : EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Using 6 Thinking Hats For More Productive Meetings

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Using 6 Thinking Hats For More Productive Meetings

The article from New Directions focuses on using the Six Thinking Hats model as a way to get more productive meetings in less time.

Thumbnail : Mackin to Present at the National SHRM Talent Management Conference

Mackin to Present at the National SHRM Talent Management Conference

Vermont Woman Business Owner & Leadership Coach Set to Talk at the Society for Human Resource Management Talent Conference in Las Vegas  (Las Vegas, NV) –– Deborah Mackin, founder and principle leadership coach at New Directions, an innovative workforce training and development firm in North Bennington, Vermont, has been chosen to speak at the Society […]

Thumbnail : CUSTOMER SERVICE: Back to the Basics – Principles of Quality Customer Service

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Back to the Basics – Principles of Quality Customer Service

Thinking about my blog topic for this week, I began to search for the newest and most innovative thoughts on customer service. Who has written a new book? Is there a new catch phrase out there? Then I stopped myself. The keys to exceptional customer service are action steps, not gimmicks. What sets you and […]

Thumbnail : The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

Leaders aren’t born.  They’re built.  After the great success of our first Innovative Leadership Guide, we decided to make the second volume bigger, bolder and brighter! Now with over 90 pages of tips, tactics, strategies and real-life, in-the-trenches scenarios this is a perfect download for any manager to get a full idea of how to […]

Thumbnail : NEW MANAGER & SUPERVISOR: The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

NEW MANAGER & SUPERVISOR: The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

It looks like we may be seeing some signs of light at the end of the tunnel as we march into the new year.  With the fiscal cliff averted in the US, the stock market rebounding and businesses starting to release more of their reserve funds for new hiring, training and expansion – we are […]

Thumbnail : Now Available: The Amazing, One-of-a-Kind, Super-Collaborative Holiday Recipe Toolkit!

Now Available: The Amazing, One-of-a-Kind, Super-Collaborative Holiday Recipe Toolkit!

This is the time of year where giving is just as important as receiving.  As many of you know, we’ve spent the last month collecting holiday recipes from staff, clients, fans and friends to create a Holiday Recipe Toolkit that can be purchased for $5 with proceeds going to charity. After Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast […]

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LEADERSHIP: The Us vs. Them Mentality – Bridging the Gap Between Operation & Administration

Judging by the amount of times I’ve run into this phenomenon it’s probably safe to assume that most people have found themselves, somewhere along the way, in the midst of a battle between the operations side of the house, and the corporate / executive side.  Now you might be asking yourself, I’m not really sure […]

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LEADERSHIP: The High Engagement Workplace (HEW)

As managers and leaders we go through stages when certain concepts or philosophies become the “watchword” of the day.  So is the case now with the word “engagement.”  Many employers are worried that three years of economic turmoil have affected employee commitment.  Not surprising really, since the statisticians are reporting that one-third of the workforce […]

STRATEGY: 11 Bold Strategies for Employee Development in 2011

Let’s face it; the economic slowdown has had an effect on the US workforce that we have yet to fully comprehend.  The decision to extend unemployment benefits to 99 weeks is a tangible reminder of how desperate the employment situation is for so many people.  Those with newly minted college degrees are facing over 14% […]

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MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS: Gearing Up for Performance Reviews

A few years ago while managing a department, I was faced with the need to confront one of my employees regarding his poor performance. I found myself spending a significant amount of time trying to figure out the best way to approach this employee, how to get my point across and hopefully change this person’s […]

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