Humans are Creatures of Habits

Yesterday, someone asked me my opinions on day-long training sessions… I said they are good, but lack the effectiveness of long-term training initiatives due to human nature. Unfortunately, it takes at least three weeks of training and reinforcement to dramatically change a person’s behavior. What it comes down to is the fact that humans are creatures of […]

If You Teach a Man to Fish…

A good friend of mine offered up this excerpt from a recent company newsletter… Ron Z. “….if you teach a man how to fish, you feed him for life.” This adage is the very essence of training. The reason some managers or supervisors get drained is because they don’t delegate. They don’t delegate because they feel they […]

Great Books for Managers and Facilitators

Here is a list of recommended books that are great reading for managers and facilitators… Please feel free to comment with other books you feel apply. Developing Employees Who Love to Learn Tools, Strategies, and Programs for Promoting Learning at Work By Linda Honold Published By: Davies-Black 2000 e-learning Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the […]

Should Your Plant Managers Change Molds?

A plant manager recently approached me with an issue… Problem The plant was losing between $20,000 and $50,000 a month in mold damage during mold changes. It turns out, they had changed plant managers a few times in the past two years. As a result, no one really cared since accountability went out the window with each […]