Dan K. Richardson - Entrepreneurship Development Institute

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Management, Supervision & Leadership

Advanced Management Skills


Companies now face intense competition all around the globe.  In this challenging environment companies seek to adopt strategies that sustain their business growth...

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eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Appraising Performance


This course shows you how to make performance appraisal a continuous process: The first stage of continuous performance assessment is planning.  Appraisal must be linked to performance goals that matter, and these goals need to encompass both the organization and the individual before a performance plan can be agreed on by appraiser and appraisee...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Attracting, Motivating, Retaining & Models for Managing Technical Professionals


If you're having problems finding and keeping technical professionals, you're not alone.  In our financially competitive and technologically advanced business world, technical professionals are in great demand...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Business Coaching Essentials


Coaching offers organizations a win-win method for developing their employees.  It not only helps individuals reach their potential but also helps the organization improve its productivity and competitiveness...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Business Execution


Have you ever sat in a meeting where your boss described a "new initiative" that was going to transform your business unit, only to see the initiative fizzle and die a few weeks later? Do you have big plans and long-term goals that never come to pass because you get so bogged down with day-to-day activities? When management announces "new plans" to revolutionize productivity in your organization, do your colleagues roll their eyes because they know things will never really ch...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Coaching with Confidence


Coaching is a vital component of any business that aims to be a winner in the new economy.  However, unless coaches are clear in their own minds exactly what their function is, and why they are performing a coaching role, they may do more harm than good...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Crucial Skills for Tomorrow's Managers


The workplace is changing.  Today's managers are competing for skilled workers, facing high turnover, and coping with technology changes that occur at warp speed...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Decision-Making and Problem-Solving for Business


Albert  Einstein once remarked that "the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. " It necessarily follows that you must raise your own level of thinking in order to solve pressing business problems and make effective decisions...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Effective Delegation


Do you feel that there are just not enough hours in the day? Are you always striving to keep ahead of the paperwork that litters your desk? Perhaps it is time to consider sharing some of those tasks with your skilled employees....

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Effectively Managing Top Performers


Does your company have a policy in place for hiring and retaining its top-performing employees? Would you know how to convince valuable employees to stay if they were to hand in their resignation? It is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to retain their top-level employees in today's competitive market....

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Facilitating Successfully


Tired of wasting time at meetings that take too long and get too little accomplished? Learn to facilitate meetings that are both productive and time efficient.  In this course, you will explore the foundations of the art of group facilitation...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Handling Organizational Change


The way that you respond to your new job role, new responsibilities, or fresh procedures is unique to you.  The way that you react to change is intensely personal...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Leadership


Leadership is dynamic.  It must evolve with the changing times...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Leadership Essentials


Imagine what your organization would be like if you and your colleagues were not motivated.  Motivation is what drives people to accomplish things, whether it be small tasks or large undertakings...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Leading Teams


Leading successful teams is an art, and team leaders can face many challenges when trying to optimize team performance.  Whether you're a current team leader or simply someone who would like to develop the skills that would make you a strong candidate, you need to know certain things about how teams function and what it takes to develop a high-performance team...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Logistics Management


In today's business environment, we all recognize the need to improve operational efficiency within our business, but often lack sufficient knowledge of the flow of materials through our organization.  This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the history, perspectives, strategies, and key areas of Logistics Management...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Managing Contractors and Temporary Employees


Do you know the difference between an "employee" and an "independent contractor "? Many employers don't, and in some cases it has cost their companies millions of dollars in taxes, insurance, overtime, fines and penalties.  That's why it's important to understand the standards for judging if a temporary, leased or outsourced worker is really an employee...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Managing Organizational Change


'To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ' This is a quote by Henri Bergson, a nineteenth century French philosopher...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Moving from Management to Leadership


Do you feel that your people can't get along without you? If you're not available, do your people lack direction and therefore, productivity suffers? If you feel that you've been over managing and under leading, this course is for you.  There is a strong difference between activities and roles of effective managers and those of successful leaders...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Moving from Technical Professional to Management


If you have ever considered moving up to a managerial position, certain personal and professional traits will be necessary when you make that move.  In addition to the skills you have as a technical professional, you need to develop the skills of effective managers...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Moving into Management


What does becoming a manager involve? What skills are needed to be a good one, and what will others expect of you? These are all natural questions for anyone who is about to become a manager, or who has recently been promoted.  Moving into a first management role represents possibly one of the biggest changes in your working life...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Obtaining Results Without Authority


You are not the boss.  You've been called "peer," "esteemed colleague," "invaluable staff member," and "friend," but no one's even come close to calling you "boss...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Problem Performance Management


When the relatively informal measures that most managers will attempt fail, there has to be recourse to a more formal and powerful approach.  This is the progressive disciplinary approach...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Succession Planning for Business Environment


Do you have people in your organization that are indispensable for its success? Would losing them create a hole that would be hard to fill? Have you planned to fill these vacancies? This course introduces you to succession planning--the planning process of identifying, assessing, and developing leadership and talent for future vacancies.  This course will familiarize you with the key concepts that compose succession planning...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Taking on a Management Role


What does becoming a manager involve? What skills are needed to be a good one, and what will others expect of you? These are all natural questions for anyone who is about to become a manager, or who has recently been promoted.  Moving into a first management role represents possibly one of the biggest changes in your working life...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Telecommuting and the Remote Employee


What makes a person creative? Do you consider yourself creative? Certain personal characteristics have been linked with creativity – for example, a willingness to take risks, the ability to connect diverse ideas, and open-mindedness.  And most important, perhaps, is believing that you are creative...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

The Essentials of Mentoring


Perhaps your organization has asked you to help induct a new employee.  Maybe a junior colleague has approached you for guidance...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

The Fundamentals of Business Crises Management


Effective preparation is the key to almost any project or undertaking.  This is especially true of crisis management, where you actually have to prepare for unforeseen events...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Using Change Process to Support Employees


Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.  The majority of organizations consider change as a new beginning--a bright new day...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Working with and Managing Difficult People


Do you grind your teeth in frustration each time you have to work closely with someone who drives you batty? Do you have to put up with difficult people at work on a regular basis? Has your physician told you that your blood pressure is at an all-time high? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it's probably time for you to learn to deal with difficult people at the office.  This course will guide you in your journey to coping effectively with difficult people...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning



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