The Progress Coaching Blog

    Have the Marvels of Technology Made us Rude?

    Mon,Feb 15,2010 @ 09:31 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    A recent survey, conducted by Robert Half technology, shined some light on the use of technology and manners in the workplace. With the emergence of new mobile technologies, smaller and smaller laptops, and other portable devices comes a decline in our everyday courtesy for others. According to their work 51% of CIO’s surveyed said that the increased availability of mobile electronic gadgets has..

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    Training is leaving the classroom

    Thu,Feb 11,2010 @ 09:54 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    According to independent consultant Joe DiDonato, in his article “The Future Workforce” published in the December/ January edition of E-Learning magazine, training is leaving the classroom in favor of more interactive and successful training methods.  He looks to the emerging overload of new information and proposes the best new model for training to be

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    7 Reasons Why Organizations Need Business Coaching

    Mon,Feb 08,2010 @ 10:05 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    We constantly talk about the importance of coaching, and tips or strategies to do it better, but why should we incorporate coaching into our organization anyways? 

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    10 Ways Introverts Can Develop an Extrovert's Qualities

    Thu,Feb 04,2010 @ 10:32 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    A lot of times typical sales messages and lessons are targeted more toward the outgoing extrovert, leaving some of us less outgoing professionals to think, “Yeah that’s a great idea, but I could never do that.” 

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    4 Ways To Demonstrate Your Ready to Be Sales Management Material

    Mon,Feb 01,2010 @ 10:50 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    1. Develop a reputation of credibility.  Do what you say you will do.  Be where you say you will be.  And finish what you say you will finish when you say you will finish it.  Build a reputation as someone people can count on.
    2. Handle change with grace. Businesses change on a daily even hourly basis, by proving you can keep pace with those changes management will see your leadership potential. When..
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    3 FREE Ways to Improve Employee Morale and Productivity

    Thu,Jan 28,2010 @ 09:34 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    According to a recent survey from Right Management, 60% of people intend to pursue new job opportunities in 2010 and another 21% think they might leave their current position and are already busy networking.
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    Lack of Training and Development Leads to Missed Opportunities.

    Mon,Jan 25,2010 @ 04:22 PM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    In a survey from Harris Interactive this year, it was reported that 51% of employees DON’T want to become mangers, and that 69% of older workers over the age of 64 are not interested in a promotion either. One hypothesized reason for this unwillingness to move up is the lack of quality developmental programs for managers. Employees are literally afraid of getting more responsibility with out..
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    Budget Is No Longer an Excuse for Skimping on Employee Training

    Fri,Jan 22,2010 @ 10:56 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    Last week we talked about a post from Selling Power discussing the top issues on the minds of sales leaders in 2010.  Shortly after posting I came across these interesting new stats published in the December/January edition of E-Learning Magazine from the Spring Board Project.  I would say these statistics create a strong case for why we need to continue to train our employees.

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    Coaching Techniques- 3 Important Tips to Getting your Message Heard

    Tue,Jan 19,2010 @ 10:21 PM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    We talk often about coaching employees, and constantly helping to develop them into superstar top performers. However as we have all experienced one time or another, sometimes it’s not what you say, but how you say it. If not done in a friendly and open way employees or anyone for that matter could become defensive and closed off. This concept applies not just for managers speaking to their..

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    Top Issues on Sales Leaders Minds for 2010- Training Techniques

    Fri,Jan 15,2010 @ 09:10 AM | Posted by: Caitlin Robinson

    In a recent blog entry from Selling Power, Ten Challenges on Sales Leaders Minds in 2010, they discussed the top issues that will be plaguing the minds of sales leaders in the upcoming 2010. Issues 4 and 5 caught our attention because they hit so close to home for our company by discussing the need for improved training techniques. We often write about the emerging need of managers who coach and..
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