Skills Café Blog

I have been facilitating training workshops for over a decade now. I have facilitated many week-long retreats and designed and conducted hundreds of two-day and one-day training programs. However, what I enjoy facilitating the most, and find the most effective for employee skill development, is the micro-workshop format.

We have all spotted these ‘Landmines’ while conducting Training Needs Analysis discussions with Business Managers.

Here is my list of the most dreaded TNA Landmines and what I say during the discussion to dodge them.

The “What I say” section in the article offers practical advice on how can you steer the learning needs analysis discussion to keep the focus on uncovering critical business needs.

We live in an increasingly fragmented world. Several tasks, priorities and relationships vie for our attention at the same time.

Experts know how to focus their energy singularly – think of a cricket batsman who walks into a tricky situation in the game with a stadium full of cheering fans or a tennis player serving to save the set and the match.

All this week, we will discuss the subject of deep focus and how it can lead to dramatic improvement in performance and lead to increased satisfaction at work and in life.