One Journey From Art Student to Soft Skills Trainer

Consider this….you are at a museum. You are strolling through the exhibits as your eyes try to adjust to what you are seeing hanging on the walls. Nothing makes any sense. You look at the piece of art and shake your head and walk out of the museum thinking, “ I can do...

What D’ya Expect?

Setting: Conference room with oval table enough to seat 14 attendees Time: 1pm EST Facilitator: Audrey Halpern Topic: Barriers to Communications I introduce myself to each incoming person with a handshake. I have them record their name on a sign in sheet. I summarize...

Be A Resilient Leader

Setbacks and hard knocks will happen at one time or another. What makes some people able to bounce back more quickly than others? How do people get back up when they’ve been knocked down? How do you separate home and work stress and not allow negative stress...

Name That Excuse…

During a recent performance appraisal workshop one of the attendees offered up the following scenario and was asking for some advice: I have an employee in my department who consistently turns work in late. I’ve told him what needs to be done. Why can’t he just...

…. Be Your New Best Friend?

2017. It’s an introspective time, where we look at what habits need to be curbed and where we can improve in our lives. For companies, the first quarter of the financial year is typically the time when human resources departments regroup and rethink strategies....

What Can Training Do For Your Employees?

As we approach the beginning of a new year, many companies are mapping out their employee training initiatives. Ironically, many companies overlook the direct link that training has on internal performance appraisals. For some reason, organizations automatically...

Owning the Outcome No Matter What

Everyone has heard a boss utter these words at some point, “I don’t care how you do it, just get it done!” This phrasing delivers a very task-oriented mindset to an employee. It tells the employee that they are getting paid to merely perform a defined function. If the...