Member Since: 9th Mar 2016
Randy Sabourin is the Co-President of Practica Learning (formerly e-roleplay Inc.) and Co-founder of Anderson Sabourin Consulting Inc (ASCI). He assists organizations sustain learning and development investments using a combination of scenario based practice programs and behavioral awareness. His focus is on how individuals and teams perform under pressure. He combines a unique style of facilitation, coaching, and experiential learning to help reveal individual behavioral style and its effects on team dynamics. Randy has published several articles on Practicing Business Skills, Change, Business Improvisation and Training Sustainment; his Leadership Blog is widely read.
Randy has worked with companies such as Time warner Cable, BMO Harris, Bank of America, Unilever, Allstate, HP, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dell, Manulife, and John Hancock.
Co-President Practica Learning (formerly e-roleplay Inc.)
4th Jan 2017
I think the issue is that we assume the "training" (knowledge transfer) is the only piece required to create skill. There is a lot of research on applying the methodology of Deliberate Practice, which several other professions (music, theatre, sports, firefighting, police, doctors, etc) do but for some we reason businesses do not. Imagine reading a book about golf and expecting to be a great golfer afterwards. Workshop based training is reading a book.
14th Nov 2016
I also agree with David and Jasmine. Reading body language and status is so much more complicated than this incredibly simplified and potentially dangerous post. Should we discuss how picking your favourite animal or colour determines your behavioural preferences?