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TLW 44: Questions…for Us and for New Team Members

by Robin Lindbeck on May 12, 2011

Questions employees questions for self reflection






Learning Workplace podcast 44–Questions…for Us and for New Team Members

Todays article:

Other articles and things of interest from this week:

Today’s topic –One-on-One Conversations with New Team Members

Tip of the week

  • Keep track of “hidden” flipcharts with stickie notes




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Show #6: no, YOU’RE the ambassador…

by Robin Lindbeck on July 31, 2010

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News, articles, current events
Brand You: Everyone is a Sales Person (Tom Peters, from the “Little BIG Things video series)

Other articles and things of note from this week:


Make it Happen
The Gen Y brain?

What Would You Do?

This week:

Dear TLW–

I am confused.  I am supervisor at a non-profit organization in the IT department.  We are a small organization.  I have been asked several times to help the operations manager with the new employees…assist them with various popular software such as PowerPoint and Excel.  I also work with our more seasoned employees around the particulars of our own computer system.  Am I now a “trainer” training?  Or am I “presenting”?  Or “facilitating”?  Or “coaching”?  Are these different activities, or just different names for the same activity?  If they are different, how?

Next week:

Dear TLW–

Our managers need help with their coaching skills based on talking with employees, as well as feedback on our organizational culture survey.  We have designed a course that provides a basic model to follow for coaching…whether it’s coaching to develop others, reinforce behaviors, or redirect behaviors.  We have included a component that involves at least two skill practices.  We have not done anything like this before.  I know our managers…there will be some reluctance in doing the practices.  What would you suggest I do to ensure they have a positive and successful experience with this exercise?

2 minute tips of the week

  • Terri: Keep yourself motivated
  • Max: Another way to divide people into groups
  • Robin: Ripping/hanging flipcharts

Resources mentioned during the show


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