Summary of Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Training

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Rating

7

Qualities

  • Applicable
  • Well Structured
  • For Beginners

Recommendation

As the title suggests, this book, leaves no stone unturned. From checking the thermostat in the training room to motivating and engaging employees, authors Kaye Thorne and David Mackey cover every detail of how to set up successful training programs. Good companies build strong cultures based on shared values, fairness, open communication and a desire to develop the best employees. Thorne and Mackey urge you to take an honest look at your organization, and strive to create an environment in which employees are enthusiastic and anxious to apply the new skills they’ve learned. That will enable you to develop an employer brand that resonates with workers and consumers, and sets an example for your peers. Although the book does not have a great deal of original material, the sheer volume of information makes this a valuable resource for trainers, and for companies that already conduct training or are considering implementing it. getAbstract believes that every training professional can benefit from this book, though it seems particularly well suited for those who are new to the field.

About the Authors

Kaye Thorne is a talent coach, consultant and author of books on coaching. David Mackey is an independent training consultant and has worked for Unisys.

 

Summary

Lay a Foundation for Quality Training

Two primary factors typically determine the success of training or coaching initiatives: the trainer’s expertise, and the kind of organizational support he or she receives. Corporate managers must create an environment in which employees are enthusiastic and anxious to apply the new skills they’ve learned. Good companies build strong cultures based on shared values, fairness, open communication and a desire to develop the best employees. They strive to establish an employer brand that resonates with workers and consumers, and sets an example for its competitors.

Take an honest look at your organization. Does it have high standards that are reinforced by top executives? Do managers and employees agree on the long-term strategy? Training can be a big waste of time if people do not share common goals.

Training professionals must know a great deal about themselves before they can train others. An honest self-assessment of a trainer’s strengths and weaknesses reveals how he or she handles difficult people, responds to pressure, organizes a presentation or inspires creative thinking. The best trainers are always looking for innovative...


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