Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Important in Today’s age

October 4, 2019

Whether you work for a big or small business, chances are you’ve heard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The purpose of CSR is to give back to the community, take part in philanthropic causes, and provide positive social value ¹ . CSR is a thoughtful and practical way to give back to society. When companies…

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Am I Forgetting Something?

August 23, 2019

Let’s face it, we all forget things – from the name of someone we’ve just been introduced to in a meeting to the reason why we walked into the kitchen. Our senses are frequently bombarded with visual and aural information and we can often feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that we experience…

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Compliance Training: Are you Reactive or Proactive?

July 26, 2019

Many companies and government agencies consider compliance training as just another item to be ticked off a checklist. This viewpoint can cause organizations to neglect many of the fine points that should be considered when planning a compliance training program. Compliance training done right can ensure an organization is following the laws and regulations across…

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Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

May 16, 2019

It’s time for a pop quiz! QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change? Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation. Hopefully, everybody selected “C.” In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant in every organization, along…

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Taking the misery out of meetings

April 1, 2019

Have you ever looked at your calendar and cringed at the idea of spending the day in back-to-back meetings? Or, have you ever received a meeting invite that left you wondering why you have to attend? If I were to bet, the answer is probably yes. An astonishing $37 billion dollars is wasted every year…

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GDPR: 5 Questions Answered

May 22, 2018

The GDPR: 5 Questions Answered In a rapidly evolving digital world, privacy issues are of concern to both businesses and individuals. The European Union is addressing these concerns with a new rule called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), harmonizing privacy laws from throughout the EU and mandating a greater level of protection for the…

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Powerful Practices: Improving Learning Effectiveness

March 27, 2018

Welcome to the Powerful Practices Top 10 Series. These next few blog posts will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how the Meridian Learning Management System can position you and your team for success. In my many years of learning consulting, two of the most frequent and often…

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Surveys, the LMS Administrator's Secret Weapon

February 8, 2018

It’s no secret that the learning management systems (LMS) universe is rapidly evolving. An LMS administrator’s focus now includes digital disruption, changes in employee learning methods and their preferences, reporting, analytics, managing content and crowdsourcing curation in addition to managing their LMS platform. That’s a lot of hats to wear. Surveys can be an administrator’s…

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Tips on Creating Development Plans for High-performing Individuals

August 4, 2016

You know the drill. There are high-performing individuals moving up the ranks. You’ve had the succession planning meeting; they have huge potential. Now comes the hard part: You need to figure out how to continue to develop these people over time. Not only that, but you need to get managers on-board and committed to their…

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Life Hacks: 7 Memory Retention Tips

April 21, 2015

This morning I made a pot of coffee and forgot to put the pot back on the burner. Naturally I didn’t notice until coffee came pouring down onto my countertop and eventually, my floor. My auto-pilot routine failed me. As I was mopping up the coffee, I thought, “How on Earth did I forget to…

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