Our Favorite Training Moments from the Greats

Managing the training for your organization can be a tough task, complete with data entry, tracking and griping employees. Although we’re in the business of offering simpler solutions through technology, there are humans behind this software curtain, and we’re interested in the human part of the training equation.

Even the greatest training management software won’t do the inspiring for you; that’s up to management. The following are some quotes we’ve pulled from the far corners of the internet to bring you a little training inspiration from the greats.

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

“Whether you have 30 employees or 300, creating a culture of opportunity at your business will make a huge difference for your staff. Learning won't be restricted to set training periods, but will happen in all areas of your business, all day long.”

Tony Hseih, CEO of Zappos

“Our vision is for almost all of our hires to be entry level, but for the company to provide all thetraining and mentorship necessary so that any employee has the opportunity to become a senior leader within the company within five to seven years.”

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

“Watch, listen, and learn. You can't know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.”

Marie Artim, Assistant VP of Recruiting at Enterprise

“You need a commitment from the top down to implement such a comprehensive program. Ourtraining program is tied to our resources and mission statement. It really focuses on the company’s long-term success. The level of buy-in from top leadership has made the program what it is today.”

Magda Yrizarry, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer at Verizon

“Having a highly trained and skilled workforce is good for our employees, customers and shareholders, and helps build strong leaders for the future across all of Verizon’s business units.”

Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote

“We implemented officer training at Evernote. The program is voluntary. If you sign up, we will randomly assign you to any other meeting. So pretty much anytime I have a meeting with anyone, or anyone else has a meeting with anyone, very often there is somebody else in there from a totally different department who’s in officer training. They’re there to absorb what we’re talking about. They’re not just spectators. They ask questions; they talk.”

A Navy Seal Member

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” 

photo credit: ssoosay via photopin cc

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