December 2008

Crucial Confrontations

Crucial Confrontations is highlighted by Rolf Dobelli (Founder and Chairman of getAbstract). He recommends this book as one out of three outstanding works on this topic....

How to deal with desk rage

A new poll by VitalSmarts, a Utah-based training firm, says 3 out of 4 employed adults expect their employers to lay people off in the next 12 months, and fully 1 in 3 believe their jobs are at risk right now....

Talking Politics

A new study by VitalSmarts found that a lot of us are reluctant to talk about politics. Ron McMillan shares a few ideas on why and how we can learn to talk comfortably about politics....

VitalSmarts Releases Influencer Training™

VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, today released Influencer Training, its latest training product for individuals, teams, and organizations. Influencer Training is a classroom training course that teaches proven strategies to uproot entrenched habits and drive rapid and sustainable behavior change.

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Office Politics

Ron McMillan advocates holding actual training sessions in which employees are given the opportunity to learn and rehearse right and wrong ways to handle potentially thorny confrontations....

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VitalSmarts receives a silver and two bronze awards from the 29th Annual Telly Awards for outstanding videos....

VitalSmarts receives an Excellence in Practice Award and delivers a Cracker Barrel session featuring results of their practice with MaineGeneral Health at ASTD 2008 in San Diego, CA.

VitalSmarts and MaineGeneral Health received a coveted Excellence in Practice Award for their practice: Improving Employee Satisfaction and Patient Safety One Crucial Conversations at a Time. Mike Wilson, vice president of Business Development at VitalSmarts, and Patrice Putman, director of employee development at MaineGeneral,...

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The Association of Learning Providers recognizes VitalSmarts as the business of the year for its commitment to workplace learning and performance....

VitalSmarts Wins Business of the Year Award

PROVO, UT – May 15, 2008 – VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, was recently named the 2008 Business of the Year by The Association of Learning Providers (ISA) during the Annual Business Retreat in Litchfield Park, Arizona, and joins a prestigious...

Nine questions to ask your boss

Author Kerry Patterson says Workers choose silence over dialogue because they worry about damaging credibility, fear retaliation from key decision makers, or doubt their voice will make a difference. And when employees choose silence, progress suffers....

Book Reviews

The authors of Influencer have hit yet another home run with a book that makes accessible essential tools that nursing leaders need when moving a good idea along the path to action....

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VitalSmarts was ranked #12 on the list of Top Revenue Companies and #20 on the list of the fastest-growing companies in Utah Valley....

ASTD Excellence in Practice Awards

VitalSmarts, in partnership with MaineGeneral Health System, wins an excellence in practice award for MaineGeneral's roll out of Crucial Conversations Training which resulted in improved patient safety and employee satisfaction as well as a complete cultural transformation....