Leadership

Don’t just talk about it, SOLVE it!

worry

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere. That’s what talking about problems does. Nothing. Okay, ALMOST nothing. Talking about problems can help you “get stuff off your chest,” give you an emotional band-aid, and spread some good ole’ fashioned gossip around. But talking…

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Our Favorite Books From 2018 To Grow Your Business

The entire TrainerTainment team loves to read. Constantly getting to grow and learn is one of the best parts of our job. We take learning so seriously that intentional learning is one of our team’s core values. Our company defines intentional learning as forward-thinking – anticipating future needs and learning more, reading and asking questions,…

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Get The Right People In The Right Seat

When you have the right people in the right seat everything in your business seems to function like a well-oiled machine. When you know you have someone on the team who shouldn’t be in their current position, it can make moving your company forward difficult. It doesn’t mean you don’t want them to be part…

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Leading With The Heart

We have a saying we use often in our company. We remind ourselves of this belief when we work with people. It goes like this… “Get out of your head and into the hearts of the people you are training or coaching.” I believe when you work with people in the arena of training, coaching,…

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Business Lessons from a Scooter

Weird title, I know, but I’m compelled to share the interesting business “in my face” practical lessons I’m learning. I’ve injured my left foot, and the doctor insists that the only way for healing to take place is to not bare weight at all on the injured foot for the four-six weeks. Yikes! To keep…

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Creating a Powerhouse of Learning

There is one characteristic all people in the business world and the workforce have in common, regardless of their position, the line of industry, trade area, organization size, national or international business activities, or ownership/employee status in the organization. It is one characteristic that has been and will always be of utmost importance for success.…

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It’s Not Failure, It’s an Opportunity

Have you ever had a plan that didn’t work out as you had hoped? If your plans are always perfect, I applaud you. Mine usually go off without a hitch, but this weekend I did have a bit of a hitch. I used it as a teaching opportunity for my kids and to remind myself…

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Celebrate Success

We have just finished Q3 and are sliding into home plate for Q4. A friend of mine recently said at her quarterly planning session that games are won in the 4th quarter. I loved that analogy. The game has certainly been going on all year but technically what we do in these next 13 weeks…

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Time Management Tips Part 2

How did you do managing your time this past month? What methods did you use? I would love to hear from you, so please shoot me an email to tell me what you found. If you missed out on part one of our two-part time management series, you can find it here. Here comes the…

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Employee vs. Team Member

I’ve always had an issue with the word “employee.” To me the word has a negative/hard tone to it. It reminds me of the old days of factory workers on an assembly line. In my head I picture the mean boss, yelling at his workers with no care or concern for them as people. They…

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