8 Compelling Reasons you MUST Train Your Employees Now
Humour, Attention, Engagment! by Andrew Burnham
Crisis What Crisis?
by Claire Sookman
What’s Your 2 Year Plan? by Andrew Reid
The New Retirment and Lifestyle Planning
by Av Lieberman
Providing the “Perfect Fit” for all your soft skills training needs
A Message from Cindy Stradling, CSP
Its hard to believe that three years have already passed since creating the Athena Alliance. I am always so pleased to hear the positive feedback I get from our clients on the results they achieve from working with our many Alliance members. On behalf of all the Athena Alliance members I would like to wish everyone a warm and wonderful Christmas and a Fabulous 2009!
Humour gets attention and is engaging. Engagement is a key to learning, advertising, leadership, and teamwork. If you are not integrating humour into some core business functions in appropriate ways you are loosing time and money.
Is your business capable of surviving an economic crisis? Will you be able to manage your staff to not only weather the storm but to effectively return to business as usual? Hurricane Katrina gave us a wakeup call and taught some valuable lessons. Now, with the state of the economy hanging over us like the sword of Damocles, the time to start thinking about things wed rather not think about is, unfortunately, now.
This is the best time to write your two year plan and beyond. I say two years because most people are wired for short-term thinking. Two years is short enough to see the finish line and long enough to create substance instead of quick fixes.
The definition of retirement has changed dramatically in recent years. At one time, you retired at age 65, put your feet up and lived into your early 70s, if you were lucky. Based on this view of retirement, it simply wasnt necessary to plan for an active lifestyle extending many years into the future.