Are you successful? That depends upon your definition of success. What is it? How is success to be measured? There are many opinions of what success actually is. My definition is different than most. The best definition of success is this, “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal”…

As Published in IMD magazine, May, 2020

In today’s uncertain times, there is one thing upon which most will agree — everyone is looking for solutions. Let’s take a step back and evaluate.

Pre-virus, many industries were facing an epidemic shortage of skilled workers — a talent shortage. It’s not that we didn’t have skills or talents…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every bit of training we receive were absolutely “dead on”, targeting the exact things we need help with most, and at the exact point in time when that help was needed? Those are worthy training goals, but often don’t materialize.

Here are some key points

New Year, but Same Old Thinking?

Has your company been on a roll? Are you happy with your results from last year? I have to admit the reflection in my mirror shows plenty of room for improvement. There is always more to be done. Making it happen is the challenge…

Is your company different? I mean, is it recognizably different from other companies its size, in the same area, or compared to its competitors? What about your people — your service department and customer service? Are they a “cut above the rest”?

Consider the reputation your company enjoys (or doesn’t)…

What you are seeing is the aftermath of destruction — a Waukesha V12 diesel engine pulled out of the rubble of New York’s World Trade Center. Seven engines were maintained proactively so they could start, run, and produce electric power during an emergency. …

Whether a company is in manufacturing, oil and gas, or construction, one common thing affects all — the need to see our training succeed. Are the training efforts producing the desired results?

This week a friend related that during takeoff a loud bang, screeching brakes, and emergency stop awakened him…

When is the best time to deliver technical training? The question resurrects more than one school of thought. Some say “train proactively” in hopes of reducing liability (cost). When we’re dealing with safety, for example, common sense says a proactive approach would be better (and appreciated). New employee orientation training…

For at least ten years we have heard about the “skills gap” epidemic across most American industries. The problem stretches beyond America’s shores — this is an international issue as evidenced by similar concerns overseas. The “skills gap” can be defined as a shortage of qualified workers. …

John Mueller

Founder/CEO at SnackLearning | Skills Gap Learning Solutions for Manufacturing and Oil and Gas | SnackLearning.tech

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