Shopping for Corporate Training? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

According to Training Magazine, average corporate training budgets depend on the size of the company, and range from $290,000 (fewer than 1,000 employees) to $13 million (more than 10,000 employees) annually. Throughout my 20-plus years in the corporate training industry, I consistently see mistakes—especially by smaller companies that lack learning and development expertise —that prevent […]

Kaizen for Personal and Team Productivity

Kaizen, according to, is a noun meaning: a business philosophy or system that is based on making positive changes on a regular basis, as to improve productivity. an approach to one’s personal or social life that focuses on continuous improvement. In business, this has been applied to “productivity” in a manufacturing environment: how to […]

Are Your Productivity Tools Complicating Your Life?

Being a productivity trainer, I get asked about my personal productivity tools a lot.  There are a few rules for tools which I think are true, and valuable: Everything in one place.  Some people look at the “one place” as their computer, but I think if you can drill down more than that, it’s better.  If […]