Employee Development on a Shoestring

Here at Positive Business DC we like to promote books that we think are helpful for creating positive businesses.  And one of Gallup’s Q12 (i.e. the 12 things that are the key to having engaged employees) is ‘did you learn something new today?’  Certainly this book can contribute to employee engagement by helping businesses invest in the learning of their employees. It has been estimated that 70 percent of employee development takes place through informal learning, rather than through formal learning events.  Employee Development on a Shoestring by Halelly Azulay, CEO of TalentGrow, offers insights and lessons for leveraging these naturally occurring growth opportunities in developing employees outside the classroom and ‘outside the box’. This hands-on resource delivers specific implementation tools and techniques for developing motivated, engaged employees in today’s “do more with less” business environment. A handy resource for any…

The 5-1/2 Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs

Thursday, Doug Hensch will kick off Positive Business DC’s “Well-being in The Workplace” speaker series when he reveals The 5-1/2 Secrets of Entrepreneurs. As noted in Monday’s post, Low Startup Ratio Causes Economic Stall and Job Deficit, entrepreneurship drives our economic engine—and we are unfortunately in a slump. Continue reading