VIDEO: Creating Custom Development Plans For High Potential Individuals

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Learning and Development

On this Learning and Development Hangout brought to you by our friends at Meridian, hear Jeff Kristick, President of Meridian, and Kris Dunn, founder of Fistful of Talent, discuss the benefits of creating customized L&D plans for high potential employees – as well as how to identify a few traps along the way. Kris DunnKris Dunn is a Partner and …

L&D Hangout: How To Get Managers To Support L&D Activities

Cara Lucas Learning, Learning and Development, Video, Worldwide FOT

We all want our employees to continuously develop their skills, but sometimes there just isn’t enough support and encouragement from management for people to take advantage of L&D activities. Watch this episode of our L&D Hangout series with Fistful of Talent’s Kris Dunn and Training Specialist from Kinetix, Ginger Knighton,  to hear some tips on how to get managers on board with their …

WORK DREAMS: Teaching Mick Jagger to Eurostep…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development

How many of you have dreams about work? Of course you dream about work. How could you not? You work more than you sleep. I guess the key question is the following: How weird are your dreams about work? Are you married to the 64-year old boomer with the brochures about the tea party? Are you dating the accounts payable …

Are Skills the New Employee Currency?

Cara Lucas Dawn Burke, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development

Training and development myths debunked! During this L&D Hangout, we explore a trend that smart L&D functions are embracing – the reality that investing in skill development is the best path to great performance (and retention!). Hear Kris Dunn and Dawn Burke’s lively conversation on how developing your talent in-house will accelerate your organization’s success. (And don’t forget to check …

Pizza Hut Continues The Tuition Aid Trend of Partnering with a Single University….

Kris Dunn Uncategorized

I’m on the record as saying there’s no better benefit to put on your brochure than deep support for Tuition Aid.  That’s especially true if you employ a young workforce, many of whom haven’t yet achieved a college degree – retail, call centers, etc, come to mind right? The reasons Tuition Aid is a smart benefit to add are simple. …

LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

Kris Dunn Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I’ve got another one for you, but this one is about kicking the kids out of the nest rather than attracting them. Good leaders attract people to them like moths to the light you left on overnight on your back porch.  The great ones also …

VIDEO: Tips on Attracting, On-boarding and Training Seasonal Workers

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Worldwide FOT

Shout out to all my seasonal workers/hiring managers of seasonal workers in this month’s L&D hangout! This one goes out to you. In this episode of our L&D Hangout series, Kris Dunn and Mary Faulkner share some tips and real-world stories on how to target, onboard and train—you guessed it—seasonal workers. Good stuff here, so go ahead and play the video above to learn more! …

LEADERSHIP GRAVITY – How to Measure Who Gives a Crap About Employee Development In Your Company

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

There are a lot of urban myths in Corporate America related to performance, employees and leadership.  Maybe urban myths are the wrong term—you could go with “cliches,” as well.  But the point remains: Misdirection is everywhere related to what an effective manager of people looks like.  Consider the following urban myths/cliches: — You’ve got to be tough on performance to get …

Think Like A Marketer: The LD Edition

Chelsea Rowe Business Development, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development

Let’s face it. So much of what we do in the HR/talent management space is marketing. Holland Dombeck McCue has drawn the parallels between recruiting and marketing like an artist, and if you’ve missed it… well that’s just a shame because “recruit like a marketer” is damn good advice. “Think like a marketer” is also damn good advice for L&D pros. …

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Learning and Development

If you are not familiar with the show, “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout”, it matches up middle-age men going through a mid-life crisis against Eagle Scouts in a series of challenges based on merit badge competencies.  These are not your typical Boy Scouts but rather some kick-@$$ boys that could probably stand toe-to-toe with Bear Grylls.  They have …