TrainingFolks Blog

Boss versus Leader - Which are You?

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 22, 2018 11:52:23 AM


When you reflect on your career, you’ve likely had bosses you’ve loved and others you haven’t liked very much at all. You may have even left a job due to the negative relationship with your manager. Think back on each situation – what was it about the person that made them so great? Or made them so unbearable?

While the terms “boss” and “leader” are often used interchangeably, there are some significant differences between the two. There is a good chance that the boss you loved was truly a leader.

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Topics: leadership development training, leadership development

Storming the C-Suite: The Importance of Women in Leadership Roles

Posted by Nisha Amin on Mar 8, 2018 8:33:00 AM


Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #PressforProgress highlighting the urgent need for gender parity. The IWD organization cites the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report which shows that while women have made strides in healthcare and education, there is still a large gender gap in the workplace and politics with women under-represented in boardrooms and C-Suites.

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Topics: leadership development training, leadership development, international womens day, women in leadership

Becoming the Boss: Tips for Millennial Leadership Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 22, 2018 8:38:00 AM


Millennials are the generation everyone has been buzzing about for years, with media debating the positive and negative characteristics attributed to this cohort. The role of millennials in the workplace has been a popular topic, as employers try to figure out how to integrate the work style of these employees into their organizations.

While the attention has been focused on millennials, many may not have noticed that Generation Z has been quietly growing up in the background, and the oldest members of this group are now entering the workplace. 

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Topics: leadership development, training millennials, millennial leadership training

Attending Virtual Meetings? Get Effective Meeting Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 14, 2017 1:10:10 PM


With the work environment becoming increasingly global and advances in online technologies, more and more people are connecting virtually with colleagues and clients. People are used to virtual meetings, whether for team status check-ins, training and even job interviews. While the technology allows employees across the country or around the globe to meet as if they were in the same room, effective meeting training can help to ensure more successful meetings.

Here are 7 training tips for more effective virtual meetings (and in-person meetings as well).

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Topics: leadership development, effective meeting training

Combat Business Challenges with Effective Leadership Development

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 15, 2016 12:45:00 PM


The business dictionary defines Corporate Leadership Development as, “Teaching of leadership qualities, including communication, ability to motivate others, and management, to an individual who may or may not use the learned skills in a leadership position.”

Teaching these skills however is not a onetime thing for successful organizations nor is it a cookie cutter approach.

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Topics: leadership development

Effective Leadership Training Will Replace Bosses

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 1, 2016 1:45:00 PM


The need for organizations to allocate corporate training and development dollars towards effective leadership development has grown substantially in the recent years.  

While baby boomers or Generation X-ers may have been accustomed to the mentality of a boss versus a true leader, success or failure for organizations in today’s market place and going forward commands a very different approach to team management and leadership.

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Topics: leadership development consultant, leadership development training, leadership development

Live Sales Training VS eLearning Sales Training

Posted by Ashley White on Aug 11, 2015 4:16:00 PM

Sales enablement needs? Does your organization require sales training (live or eLearning)? Start by taking our Sales Training Assessment today!

Sales Training Assessment

First Contender: Live/ Instructor-led Sales Training

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Topics: corporate training, training companies, leadership development consultants, sales training, leadership development

Tips to Adapting Your Leadership Style - From Top Leadership Training Consultants

Posted by Ashley White on Aug 5, 2015 9:32:00 AM

“Companies reporting strong Leadership Development Programs are 1.5 times most likely to be found atop Fortune magazine’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ list.” 

As most experienced leaders know, people come in all shapes and sizes, and what works for one employee in terms of communicating, motivating, giving feedback, etc., doesn’t have the same results with another employee. Becoming familiar with these behavior styles and recognizing your own allows you to adjust your behavior to meet others’ needs. It will take the most effort to relate to employees who demonstrate the style you least identify with.

Learn how to relate to each style. Download our free Behavioral Style Guide today!

Leadership Behavioral  Style Guide

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Topics: corporate training, training companies, leadership development consultants, leadership development

TrainingFolks Speaks Out!

Posted by Lora Boiago on Apr 15, 2013 9:42:00 AM

Building a Cost Effective Succession Strategy with Leadership Training

Presenter: Gail McGuire, VP Professional Services

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Location: Raleigh, NC

Details: The Electrical Safety Authority, in partnership with TrainingFolks, developed and established a Senior Leadership Academy (SLA).  SLA provides an incentive for Inspectors who are interested in developing their skills to support a well planned, consistent and cost effective succession strategy for leadership positions at ESA.
The Academy provides interested Inspectors with training that prepares them to move into Senior Inspector positions and front line supervision roles, which play a critical role in the successful implementation of ESA’s Harm Reduction Strategy. The SLA provides participants with the skills and full formal mentoring, designed to support these priorities and the organization.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, learning and development tradeshow, management training, learning and development tradeshows, training program, succession planning, leadership development