Give the gift of Knowledge

In my experience, the number 1 learning practice within a high impact business is the culture of sharing knowledge! 

In order to super charge the power that comes with knowledge it must be shared with others.  Remember, knowledge is only potential power, until MASSIVE action is taken upon the knowledge it holds little charge.  The first action is to SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE, so how can you do this effectively in your business?

Encourage a Knowledge Sharing Culture During your meetings, ask people to share what they have learnt that week.  This can be something as simple as a book they read or a podcast they listened to.  One nuggat of information can have a MASSIVE domino effect, just look at the power of the word WHY started off by Simon Sinek, plant the seed!

If someone is attending a workshop, encourage them to do a short Teach-Back of their key learning!  This can be in the form of a written blog, a quick video capturing the momentum directly after the learning, or a formal presentation.  The beauty of the teach back, is the staff on the front line will be well equipped to know exactly what is ‘just in time’ useful data.  This will position your team member as a knowledgeable expert, raising their status and encouraging them to share more.  Plus encourages others to ask questions of not just the deemed experts by title, but peer-to-peer expertise!

Create a knowledge bank!  This could be created in social media, on shared drives, or even in paper form.  When nuggats are shared, these could be collated into useful information for new staff members! 

Remember, We don’t know what we don’t know!  For example, a few years ago in my team, I had a staff member who we found out 3 years into their time with the company that they spoke another language.  Don’t discount the impact of sharing personal information and key strengths outside of the formal “job description”.  We were able to have that staff member create superior learning packages for our offices that had team members who spoke that particular language! 

How often do you ask your staff ‘What would be INTERESTING for them to learn?  This may be how decisions are made, who decides which coffee is in the staff room or how the accountancy practice works.  While this may not be part of their day-to-day tasks, the inside knowledge gives a MASSIVE advantage to collaboration, understanding and a shared direction!

Start the process of a growth culture with knowledge sharing!

Want to know more about how YOU can create a growth culture in your organization?  We would LOVE to talk with you.  Book your complimentary call today and lets grow your people!



Ella Bates – Master Trainer

Founder of Trainingx3™ the patented formula for guaranteed Corporate Training Success, Ella has over 20 years in the Learning Industry. If you are looking to fill your knowledge gaps in your organization, we would love to talk with you. CLICK HERE to book a complimentary discovery call. Read more at www.ellabates.com



Magical Meetings

Are your meetings effective?  Have high impact?  Structured?  Engaging?

Are your meetings Valuable?

Meetings should have high impact! But do they always? The amount of wasted time in organizations on low impact & ineffective meetings has risen. Time to take stock of what REALLY makes for a high impact meeting.

  1. As an organizer, ask yourself “do we REALLY need a meeting?” Are you holding it just because it is scheduled or is it worth the investment of time pulling people away from actively completing their tasks.
  2. Are you accepting all meetings regardless? Do you know the value you will bring? Are you the right person? Could you provide information/answer a question to them ahead of time? Have you been invited out of courtesy? How many meetings have you attended where you wonder why you have been invited?
  3. Is there a structure to the meeting? Have you requested an agenda? Meetings are taking up precious real estate in your schedule. The objective should be clear with a few items to guide discussion. Unstructured meetings are likely to go off on a tangent and invite other discussion topics, avoiding meeting the objective of the meeting.
  4. Start and End on time. If the meeting is structured with a clear objective, the likeliness is that this will be easy. If it runs late or people are late, remember the domino impact his has on the rest of everyone’s’ days, completion of tasks to deadline, stress levels etc.
  5. No multi-tasking. Some organizations have a bowl for phones and a no laptop rule aside from the minute taker or those presenting information. ‘Presenteeism’ is a real problem in meetings. What with there being the constant stream of notifications. If their presence is required, then

You control your time, you should be aligning ALL your task to your goals. Time to take stock, are all your meetings valuable? Be productive and more at our Productivity Bootcamp.

Ella Bates – Designer of Signature Program Productivity Bootcamp

Ella Bates

Ella Bates – Master Trainer

Owner of Trainingx3 the patented formula for guaranteed Corporate Training Success,  Ella has over 20 years in the Learning Industry within Corporate and Higher Education. If you are looking for Corporate Training with high impact and long lasting results, we would love to talk with you. CLICK HERE

Why your goals need to be ‘Sticky’

Why isn’t everyone rocking their goals they make with such great intention at the start of the year?  The top 3 reasons why….

Not being realistic – Some of us have such ideas of grandeur and why it is great to grow and stretch ourselves taking on new challenges, we don’t want to exhaust ourselves and feel miserable in the process.  Be realistic with your intentions, do you have the support system, do you have the resources you need to fulfill this goal?  Are you motivated?

Sloppy Goals – A goal should be clearly and concisely and highly compelling.  To state that you “want to get promoted” or that you will “learn more skills” doesn’t denote a very SMART goal.  Click for our SMART GOAL Worksheet Does that mean if you get promoted without a pay rise or into a position you didn’t want that you achieved your goal?  If you complete your regulatory training required for the year,  have you achieved your goal?  Be super specific so there is no grey area.  “I want to be promoted to HR Director by  1st July 2020 with a pay rise of (Insert here) or I want to be more productive in my work day and will learn skills to be more efficient in excel by 20th July 2019 by taking courses through the LMS system and having my manager hold me accountable. 

You are not motivated – Wanting something and taken action are quite different.  You need to be in the right frame of mind to be able to take that action.  Be prepared to know why you are wanting to achieve it and focus on your why.  Having a why is super important as a driver.

Make your goals super sticky this year and be driven to take action!

Ella Bates

Ella Bates – Master Trainer

Owner of Trainingx3 the patented formula for guaranteed Corporate Training Success,  Ella has over 20 years in the Learning Industry within Corporate and Higher Education. If you are looking for Corporate Training with high impact and long lasting results, we would love to talk with you. CLICK HERE