Category Archives: Training

Last Blog Post ……..for now

Over the past eight plus years I have written 335 blog posts, this being my 336th.  It did not start easily, nor frequently, but in the last few years it has been weekly.  Some came quickly, some not so quick.  … Continue reading

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The Train Stops Here

There is an old story about the Foreman going to the Manager with a training request for an employee.  The boss says, “What happens if we train him and he leaves?”, to which the Foreman responds, “What happens if we … Continue reading

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Labour Shortage

We have no excuse, we were warned in 1996 by David Foot in his best selling book, “Boom, Bust & Echo that this was coming.  Twenty-three years later some employers are just waking up to the fact that there is … Continue reading

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Coaching, Team Building

Why have teams? For years, many industries, operated as a dictatorship.  Their words were law and you either did what you were told, or you looked for other employment.  Management ignored the fact that successful competitors were taking a different … Continue reading

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Can I Help You?

This sounds simple enough, but it is annoying how many times it is missing in retail establishments.  It should not be harassment or a clerk following you around the store, but a clerk should be able to recognize when a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Timing in Business

Timing plays a critical role in business starting with what day the door is open for clients or customers.  Some businesses are based on seasonal events; winter sports, summer, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.  A landscaper who does not get underway … Continue reading

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Service, or Lack Thereof

I recently had the opportunity to deal with two competing utility companies.  The first approached me to upgrade our equipment.  We agreed on the day for the service and I was advised they would be there between 9 and 11 … Continue reading

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