Strategy and The Fat Smoker – New podcast episode available now
post # 541 — May 7, 2008 — a Strategy and the Fat Smoker post
The tenth episode of my new podcast series, Strategy and the Fat Smoker, is now live and available for download.
The series is dedicated to exploring the themes found in my new book by the same name. Each chapter will be accompanied by an executive summary ebook covering the same material. I encourage you to forward these to friends and associates who may be interested in the topics covered. If you are already a subscriber to my podcast feed, this pdf will be available in your itunes.
This tenth episode, Why Most Training is Useless, deals with the reliance many companies and firms place on training as a surrogate for the hard work of true skill development. Training is a wonderful last step in a change process, but a pathetically useless first step. I examine the numerous other essential steps in that process.
NOTES FOR THE EPISODE:
00:35 – Introduction
00:42 – Training is no quick-fix
02:08 – Choosing managers and implementing training
04:31 – The keynote speech
10:04 – The hard business of making change
14:46 – The correct approach to training
19:42 – Summary
You can download Why Most Training is Useless or sign up to receive new Business Masterclass seminars automatically with iTunes or other podcast players. (Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe.) My seminars are always available for download at no cost.