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Interview on the insights Of The Eco Artist'

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  Few days ago I've had the pleasure for a wonderful conversation with Joana from the 'Insights Of The EcoArtist'. The link of the interview is here https://www.insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/artfeatures/in-conversation%3A-mike-petrakis Below you can read the part about my answer, regarding my program 'Art InSide Business' Besides being an artist you also are the Founder Director at Art InSide Business, What can you tell us about this organization? What motivated you to start this project? “ Art InSide Business “ focuses on connecting Businesses, Art/ Creative Industries, Social Science and Design and directing companies, institutions, start-ups, entrepreneurs and universities towards developing soft and social skills, creativity, innovation, design thinking process and EQ. It is a Leadership program in the midst of today’s growing competition at social and professional levels, where new forms and ideas need to be applied to teams and individuals. By demonstra

'The more you learn the more you earn cause the more you know the more you grow'

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  Lifelong learning is a form of self-initiated education that is focused on personal development. While there is no standardized definition of lifelong learning, it has generally been taken to refer to the learning that occurs outside of a formal educational institute, such as a school, university or corporate training. Passion for development is the key for humans and the drive to explore, learn and grow and encourages us to improve our own quality of life and sense of self-worth by paying attention to the ideas and goals that inspire us . In a constantly, growing society, market and competition, existing knowledge quickly becomes obsolete. We need to broaden our definition of “learning” to include creating new knowledge.   Points to view… ·         Recognize your own personal interests, motivations and goals – What. ·         Put it down and create a list of what you would like to learn or be able to do – Why. ·         Identify how you would like to get involved and the resources a

'Short stories about Leadership, L&D and Diversity'

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  Learning & Development  For a Learning & Development Specialist steps are M.M.I.V. Creates MOTIVATION to trainees to get involved and be a part of it, for participate to the training program/course (through also an effective marketing). MISSION for the trainees on why they should attend and finish the training program. INSPIRATION through a blended learning content, constant engagement and interaction, showing a high level of coaching and leadership. VISION for progress and change. Cause… An effective trainer is a leader and must have the capabilities of a scientist to do the detailed research for deeper knowledge and to function as an artist to bring all the above a step up and to inspire.   Then… When you mapping and designing a training program the first thing you must have in mind is to do the appropriate research, creating the right questions and to have a constructive dialogue with your stakeholders. But the most important is to connect organization’s values and goals w

‘C.O.A.C.H.' - Coaching in/and Training (Part 2)

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This article is a continuation of my previous post entitled  ‘C.O.A.C.H.' – (Control, Observe, Analyze, Create - Connect, Help)  where you could find at the link  https://aboutbusinessculturedevelopment.blogspot.com/2021/08/c.html The purpose of the article is to analyze the role of a coach and a trainer, their common technical elements and how one role complements and connects with the other.   Both roles have many things in common and one to complement and to engage. Especially if we are talking about training on Leadership, soft skills, EQ, diversity & culture development.   Coaching is also training and training should include elements and content of coaching. Coaching and training are used interchangeably so often that it leads many to believe there’s no difference between them. Add mentoring and consulting into the mix and it gets more confusing but always intriguing!  In reality, there are many connections between training and coaching, but It’s important to understand w

'Tips about Training KPIs'

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  First, m y best wishes to all of you, for a wonderful, healthy and very creative year! Before posting my new following article, I would like to share a short advises, regarding KPIs. Every KPI's metrics is a story and always must look what kind of story will this tell. Telling something odd, interesting or knowledge? The key performance indicators you choose to track should correlate directly with goals established at various levels. They may be goals for individual employees, for a team, for different departments, and for the whole organization.                            About performance measurement Performance measurement has to be treated as a deliberate process. Performance measurement is about focus, feedback and a fulcrum. The words used to write goals must be clear, specific and observable to be measurable. Design measures that quantify the ‘evidence’ that would convince you the goal is happening. Engage and involve people in the measurement process, don’t just consult t

'Active Learning and L&D Tips'

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A few months ago, the well-known organization World Economic Forum published the top 10 skills that will prevail in 2025. In this table we see two very important elements .  in my personal opinion .  First, that once again prevail the so-called soft skills as the most important elements for individuals and professionals. such as Analytical and Critical thinking, creativity, complex problem solving, leadership, resilience etc. But I would like to focus on the second most important element that we see in the table which is the Active Learning and Learning Strategies. I have seen the previous corresponding tables of the WEF and it is the first time that the organization includes the Active learning as an important skill and in fact in a high position.   As a Learning and Development specialist and Trainer, I would like to share some of my ideas and suggestions, through my knowledge and experience. Learning requires active involvement. People prefer to learn in different ways through visua