Characteristics of Trainers

  Aspiring trainers are often concerned with what it takes to be successful in their profession. Their thoughts often revolve around the identification of the characteristics of good trainers. Knowing those characteristics would allow for a thorough self-assessment and for taking the steps needed to reverse any deficiency. To determine the top characteristics of trainers, […]

Don’t Blame Time.

If you share my passion for history, you will remember this sentence: “peace is the right time to prepare for war”. I agree fully with this old saying even though it reminds me of humankind’s darkest periods, when racism or the arms race cast their shadows over civilization. Aren’t we all in a state of […]

How to Conduct Training Needs Analysis

  There is no secret recipe for conducting a Training Needs Analysis (TNA). There are, however, important steps to consider and apply in sequence to generate a list of training needs that satisfies the organization on one hand (achieving its strategic objectives) and the individual employee on the other (gaining knowledge and skills).     […]

Introduction and Benefits of Managing Projects Using PRINCE2 Approach

The PRINCE methodology was initially created in 1989 as a project management approach for the UK government Central Computer Telecommunication Agency (CCTA). The term PRINCE stands for Projects in Controlled Environment. The second version (PRINCE2) was published in 1996. Currently there are over 250,000 accredited PRINCE2 professionals worldwide. The PRINCE2 Accreditations include three parts: Foundation […]

Work Hard not Smart: That’s the Salty Truth

If you go through the biographies of many globally recognized business leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Carlos Ghosn, Jeff Bezos and Carly Fiorina, you will come to the realization that they all put in more than 100 hours a week. That’s the equivalent of 14 hours a day (and change), weekends included. […]