Author Archives: Sheryl McAtee

A Micro-Look at Microlearning: Designing a Learning Experience

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Microlearning is training that delivers bite-sized pieces of information to learners.  Together, several microlearning courses can be combined to create a larger training program – but each should be able to stand on its own as well.  In this article, we focus on how to construct a microlearning that is no longer than a couple…
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What is Microlearning? Training in Less Time than a Coffee Break

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National Coffee Day is in September, and the event raises an interesting question: What could you teach someone in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee?  This is not just a theoretical question – for learning and development professionals, that question is at a heart of a new training approach: microlearning.  …
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Critical Practices for Leading a Team

When talking about leading a team, many focus on long-term intact teams. These may be organizational support teams, sales teams or service teams – regardless of mission, they are designed to stay together for a long time.  It is equally important to be able to effectively lead temporary teams – teams that are convened for…
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Leading A Team to Success in Five Steps

Let’s be clear: teamwork is really hard. For every blog article proclaiming how beneficial teamwork is, there is a manager struggling to make it happen in the real world. In this article, we’ll look at five critical steps that help these managers lead a team to success.   1. Setting a Clear Charter and Goals…
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Linking National Ice Cream Day with Employee Engagement

July is National Ice Cream Month – so mark your calendars for the third Sunday in July to pause and reflect on the longevity of ice cream as a national treat.  Here at Pryor Learning, we also think ice cream is a great tool for thinking about employee engagement, development and retention.  Let’s look at…
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National Ice Cream Day: Celebration Tips

What and When is National Ice Cream Day? At Pryor Learning, we like to mark serious observation months – like National Safety Month and Health and Fitness Month – but sometimes, it is also fun to mark something more playful!  So, let’s celebrate National Ice Cream Day and Month, with a focus on customer and…
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National Safety Month: Tips for Observing Workplace Safety

The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate and provides a variety of tools and resources that organizations and leaders can use to create safer workplaces.  The organization celebrates June as National Safety Month, making it an appropriate time to pause and take stock of safety practices at work, at home and on…
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How to Lock Cells in Excel to Protect Your Work from Changes

We’ve all done it.  Mis-clicked. Mis-typed. Hit enter when we meant to hit tab. And while it’s frustrating to make mistakes in a spreadsheet of our own data, when managing important company assets those mistakes can have expensive consequences. When many people work on the same spreadsheet, these normal opportunities for errors are multiplied. This…
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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month: Tips for Leaders

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month sets aside a specific month of the year to help organizations focus on physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.  Encouraging active living, quality physical education and health programs can have long term benefits for individuals, teams and organizations.  This article focuses on providing tips for leaders for promoting health and…
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