Business Acumen needed to Engage and Increase Creativity and Innovation in Business

Business Acumen needed to Engage and Increase Creativity and Innovation in Business

Small or Large Business, Creativity Needed to Solve Business Challenges

By Linda Savanauskas 3-5-16

Are you a small business owner? Do you think daily about what skills you have or do you find yourself being creative and innovative in bringing business in the door to increase revenue? Probably you just do it!

Most likely you are the person who is driving the business strategy for your business, and you are the person who is doing the work. If you are in a position, you have hired a few key employees who work in the business providing the needed administration and support.

There are many schools of thought…especially with technology driving so many of our choices today. Whether we like or not, we need to have a social presence on the …

4-Value Added Benefits of Virtual Training

Building Collaboration, Peer Learning, Encouragement of Self-Study and Self-Development

By Linda Savanauskas, MSM, HCS

January 23, 2016

The Virtual Instructor Led Classroom – What Makes Virtual Training Different from a Webinar Lecture?

Have you attended an online lecture recently? Was the online training a webinar? A recorded online Instructor Led training program? A recorded video or event? A live Instructor Led Training program? What do you remember about the training program?

Does a recent attended class come to mind?

-Was the program online a public course? (People joined from various locations, unknown to other participants).

-Was the program private? (People from your workplace, a membership group, etc., participants are known to one another).

-What was it like? Was it beneficial to your self-development? What …

Why Corporate Training Programs are Failing

The Journal Report: Leadership in Human Resources (2012)

So Much Training, So Little to Show for It

An expert on corporate programs reveals why they often are a waste of time and money

By Rachel Emma Silverman

Companies devote a lot of time, effort and money to corporate training—with little to show for it.

More in Leadership in HR Management

When an Employee Is an Online Celebrity Take Off, for as Long as You Like Writing a Résumé in an Online World Can a Test Tell if You’re Right for a Job? Read the complete report .

U.S. firms spent about $156 billion on employee learning in 2011, the most recent data available, according to the American Society for Training …

A Transparent Barrier

Men in Leadership, Women in Leadership, Champion You

By Linda SavanauskasApril 16, 2015

Men and women are familiar with the term the ‘glass-ceiling’. It was coined in the early’70s as a descriptor as a transparent barrier holding women back. I think the term served a purpose then for women. It still is part of that barrier for women and men today. When we look at the five generations in the workforce today, from the traditionalists to the millennials we all have lots to learn when it comes to being diverse and inclusive in our work together.

Although little seems to have changed, we need to define a new term for the glass-ceiling as historically there have been minor changes, yet little movement. Some of which is the purpose for the Champion You …

4 Reasons to Look at Cyclic Behavior in Workplace Bullying

By Linda Savanauskas, MSM, HCS   April 4, 2015

There are 4 reasons to look at cyclic behavior in workplace bullying. When we are out of sync, mentally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually our well-being suffers. Our mindfulness of our own behavior, and our behavior towards others is compromised. What is perceived by others and ourselves is in a process of being numbed out. We think we are in control, yet we are chronically numbing out and feeding into the cyclic behaviors that make us feel great for a temporary period of time, hence the definition. Whether we are the aggressor or the person being attacked.

The clarity of Leonardo DaVinci’s, Vitruvian Man  image when there is one part of our being that is out of sync with another part …