Learning

Reverse Mentoring and other tips from the C-Suite

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Last week I had the privilege of attending the HMG Strategy Summit of America. 400 CIOs and other technology leaders spent the day sharing ideas, insights and best practices. During the final networking session of the day I became curious about what people had learned and started asking folks: What’s been your biggest takeaway today? Here’s what they said: Reverse Mentoring I love this idea of pairing a Baby Boomer with a Millennial. I [...]

How’re ya doing with those New Year’s Resolutions?

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide();February 1st. Today is the day. Today is the day that Joanne, my trainer, says attendance at the gym will drop dramatically: “Oh yeah, like clockwork. I see it every year. First day of February all those people that got gym memberships to get into shape will give up on their resolutions.” She called this period after making a New Year’s resolution “the honeymoon”. “Everybody has good intentions, but it takes more than that to [...]

Treat your Meeting like a Classroom

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Better Meetings. Better Learning. I recently met a hip young woman who’d left a lucrative job in PR. She’d been a Meeting Planner at a very high-end company coordinating special events; the kinds of events where you-have-to-know-somebody-who-knows-somebody to even get on the waiting list. The kind that end up on Page Six of the New York Post. So I asked: Why on earth would you leave such a cool job? Her answer? I got [...]

Teaching Innovation

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Dr. Glenn Omura, Acting Associate Dean for MBA and Professional Master’s Programs at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University is getting creative in order to teach creativity. This year his final exam for 2nd year students was a cook off. Imagine the TV show The Apprentice crashing into another TV show: Chopped. Students were given four ingredients: Kale, Lemon, Jiffy Mix and peppermint, and challenged to create something both tasty [...]

Leadership, Improv & a better LIFE

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); My husband has been teaching a drop-in improv class in Manhattan every Wednesday night for the last 7 years. Scotty Watson teaching Improvisation Since it’s a drop-in class he never knows who is going to be there. Originally he assumed that his students would be young and aspiring actors wanting to sharpen their comedy chops and get some stage time. What surprised him was who started to show up:  An Project Manager from Madison [...]

PC to APPLE. YIKES!

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); This week I moved from a PC world to Apple. I had to learn several new programs and how to ‘talk’ to my new track pad. No more double clicking in the middle of the pad. Now I had to remember to use my left hand on the lower left corner of the thing. What! I have to work 2 handed now? OY. I’m also rehearsing a new one-woman show and have about 30 [...]

THE ART OF PRACTICE, REQUIRES PRACTICE

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); I recently came across two articles on the same day. One was about the history of Rescue Annie – the training mannequin used for teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) The other was about how attorneys use mock and moot court to test legal theories. The practice of using simulations to prepare people for real working conditions is not new. Nor is it especially revolutionary. For over 50 years the model UN has sponsored academic simulations for [...]

WHO IS MORE SKILLED. THE NEW GUY. OR YOU?

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Does the longer you’ve been on the job mean you are more skilled than the new guy? My Dad loves to golf. During the summer he plays at least twice a week, and every other Sunday or so he’ll go to the driving range with his buddies to hit a bucket of balls. The last time I was home visiting he’d been to the range. When he came back he said: “You know, we’ve [...]

It’s not about what’s on the PAGE, it’s about what ends up on the STAGE

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); I was in a client meeting yesterday reviewing the first draft of a course I was co-designing and then would co-facilitate with them for new Managers at a Global Consulting firm. The goal of the course is to improve oral communication skills both internally and externally. The ability to communicate with all stakeholders is critical to their firm’s success. Recent research from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has reported that the primary cause [...]

I vs WE

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); The passing of William Safire, widely known for his column “On Language” in the New York Times Magazine, has me thinking about the power of language, and the profound change in impact a single word or pronoun can have on a listener. I recently ran a training session for a group of management consultants. They were learning how to engage with clients more deeply and move from being ‘just’ Managers to being viewed as [...]