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As a Lean Six Sigma improvement team moves into the Improve phase of a DMAIC project, it begins to generate a list of solutions to address process problems. Lean offers several techniques to reduce waste and...
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As a Lean Six Sigma improvement team moves into the Improve phase of a DMAIC project, it begins to generate a list of solutions to address process problems. Lean offers several techniques to reduce waste and cycle time, as well as improvement tools such as kaizen, theory of constraints, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). After appropriate methods and tools are used and solutions developed, the implementation of proposed solutions needs to be tested and verified to ensure that optimal choices are made. This course looks at some of the popular Lean methods and implementation planning in Six Sigma. It examines Lean tools used for reducing waste and cycle time, and the Japanese principles of continuous improvement - kaizen and kaizen blitz. It also looks at some other process improvement methodologies such as theory of constraints and OEE. Finally, the course examines planning for proposed solutions, including conducting pilot tests and simulations. This course is aligned with the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam and is designed to assist learners as part of their exam preparation. It builds on foundational knowledge that is taught in SkillSoft's ASQ-aligned Green Belt curriculum.
As a Lean Six Sigma improvement team moves into the Improve phase of a DMAIC project, it begins to generate a list of solutions to address process problems. Lean offers several techniques to reduce waste and cycle time, as well as improvement tools such as kaizen, theory of constraints, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). After appropriate methods and tools are used and solutions developed, the implementation of proposed solutions needs to be tested and verified to ensure that optimal choices are made. This course looks at some of the popular Lean methods and implementation planning in Six Sigma. It examines Lean tools used for reducing waste and cycle time, and the Japanese principles of continuous improvement - kaizen and kaizen blitz. It also looks at some other process improvement methodologies such as theory of constraints and OEE. Finally, the course examines planning for proposed solutions, including conducting pilot tests and simulations. This course is aligned with the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam and is designed to assist learners as part of their exam preparation. It builds on foundational knowledge that is taught in SkillSoft's ASQ-aligned Green Belt curriculum.
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Shipping and storage of raw materials can carry exorbitant costs. This impact explores how businesses can reduce such costs.
Shipping and storage of raw materials can carry exorbitant costs. This impact explores how businesses can reduce such costs.
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Lean is a continuous improvement initiative that streamlines processes and improves overall performance by reducing waste and cycle time. On improvement projects, Six Sigma can provide the underlying DMAIC...
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Lean is a continuous improvement initiative that streamlines processes and improves overall performance by reducing waste and cycle time. On improvement projects, Six Sigma can provide the underlying DMAIC methodology and tools to reduce variation and defects, whereas Lean tools and techniques can be specifically useful at the Improve and Control stages of DMAIC. This course introduces key Lean concepts and principles used on improvement projects in both service and manufacturing organizations. The course first examines the relationship between Lean and Six Sigma and introduces a few common Lean tools and techniques. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Green Belt candidates toward achieving their certifications and becoming productive members of their Six Sigma project teams.
Lean is a continuous improvement initiative that streamlines processes and improves overall performance by reducing waste and cycle time. On improvement projects, Six Sigma can provide the underlying DMAIC methodology and tools to reduce variation and defects, whereas Lean tools and techniques can be specifically useful at the Improve and Control stages of DMAIC. This course introduces key Lean concepts and principles used on improvement projects in both service and manufacturing organizations. The course first examines the relationship between Lean and Six Sigma and introduces a few common Lean tools and techniques. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Green Belt candidates toward achieving their certifications and becoming productive members of their Six Sigma project teams.
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This course covers the relationship between Lean and Six Sigma and introduces a few common Lean tools and techniques. This course is aligned with ASQ's 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
This course covers the relationship between Lean and Six Sigma and introduces a few common Lean tools and techniques. This course is aligned with ASQ's 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
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This course introduces common Lean tools and outlines how to conduct a failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), which is a technique used to identify potential failures in a process and assess the risk they...
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This course introduces common Lean tools and outlines how to conduct a failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), which is a technique used to identify potential failures in a process and assess the risk they pose.
This course introduces common Lean tools and outlines how to conduct a failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), which is a technique used to identify potential failures in a process and assess the risk they pose.
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Lean is a continuous improvement initiative that streamlines processes and improves overall performance by identifying and eliminating waste and non-value-added activities. This course shows you how to use...
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Lean is a continuous improvement initiative that streamlines processes and improves overall performance by identifying and eliminating waste and non-value-added activities. This course shows you how to use Lean tools, such as 5S, the eight wastes, and value stream analysis to identify and eliminate waste in service and manufacturing processes. You will also learn how to conduct a Failure Mode and Effects analysis (FMEA), which is a technique used to identify potential failures in a process and assess the risk they pose. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Yellow Belt candidates toward their certification and also to become productive members on their Six Sigma project teams.
Lean is a continuous improvement initiative that streamlines processes and improves overall performance by identifying and eliminating waste and non-value-added activities. This course shows you how to use Lean tools, such as 5S, the eight wastes, and value stream analysis to identify and eliminate waste in service and manufacturing processes. You will also learn how to conduct a Failure Mode and Effects analysis (FMEA), which is a technique used to identify potential failures in a process and assess the risk they pose. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Yellow Belt candidates toward their certification and also to become productive members on their Six Sigma project teams.
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In the final stages of a Six Sigma project, teams need to control the improved process in order to sustain the improvements. Process control involves applying tools to continuously monitor and maintain each...
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In the final stages of a Six Sigma project, teams need to control the improved process in order to sustain the improvements. Process control involves applying tools to continuously monitor and maintain each improved process, and to prevent it from reverting to its previous state. Two tools from the Lean toolset specifically help here. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a proactive equipment maintenance program that seeks to engage employees at all levels and functions in an organization to maximize the overall effectiveness of existing processes and equipment. The Visual Workplace is a Lean tool that uses visuals such as signs, labels, and color-coded markings to prevent workers from wasting time and effort searching for materials. This course explores how TPM can be used to control the improved process and maintain process gains. It also presents the elements of a visual factory and describes how the visual factory provides at-a-glance information about process status, targets, and performance. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Green Belt candidates toward their certification and to become productive members on their Six Sigma project teams.
In the final stages of a Six Sigma project, teams need to control the improved process in order to sustain the improvements. Process control involves applying tools to continuously monitor and maintain each improved process, and to prevent it from reverting to its previous state. Two tools from the Lean toolset specifically help here. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a proactive equipment maintenance program that seeks to engage employees at all levels and functions in an organization to maximize the overall effectiveness of existing processes and equipment. The Visual Workplace is a Lean tool that uses visuals such as signs, labels, and color-coded markings to prevent workers from wasting time and effort searching for materials. This course explores how TPM can be used to control the improved process and maintain process gains. It also presents the elements of a visual factory and describes how the visual factory provides at-a-glance information about process status, targets, and performance. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Green Belt candidates toward their certification and to become productive members on their Six Sigma project teams.
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This course was developed from the National Institute on Aging Fact Sheet which describes: legal financial and health care planning documents; advance directives for health care; advance directives for...
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This course was developed from the National Institute on Aging Fact Sheet which describes: legal financial and health care planning documents; advance directives for health care; advance directives for financial and estate management; the services available to help; useful advance planning advice; steps for getting affairs in order; and resources for low-income families.
This course was developed from the National Institute on Aging Fact Sheet which describes: legal financial and health care planning documents; advance directives for health care; advance directives for financial and estate management; the services available to help; useful advance planning advice; steps for getting affairs in order; and resources for low-income families.
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The guidance offered in this course is intended to help close many of the gaps in emergency planning and preparedness for vulnerable older adults. In particular this CEU course seeks to give public health...
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The guidance offered in this course is intended to help close many of the gaps in emergency planning and preparedness for vulnerable older adults. In particular this CEU course seeks to give public health officials the Aging Services Network emergency management personnel and essential partners from other sectors and at all jurisdiction levels the critical information strategies and resources they need to improve the planning for and protection of vulnerable community-dwelling older adults during all types of emergencies.
The guidance offered in this course is intended to help close many of the gaps in emergency planning and preparedness for vulnerable older adults. In particular this CEU course seeks to give public health officials the Aging Services Network emergency management personnel and essential partners from other sectors and at all jurisdiction levels the critical information strategies and resources they need to improve the planning for and protection of vulnerable community-dwelling older adults during all types of emergencies.
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This course focuses on how hospital leaders and other hospital staff can better identify report monitor and prevent medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency. In addition a training module...
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This course focuses on how hospital leaders and other hospital staff can better identify report monitor and prevent medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency. In addition a training module that teaches a set of team behaviors and structured communication tools designed to reduce medical errors for LEP patients is included.
This course focuses on how hospital leaders and other hospital staff can better identify report monitor and prevent medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency. In addition a training module that teaches a set of team behaviors and structured communication tools designed to reduce medical errors for LEP patients is included.
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Leaders with a strong mixture of emotional awareness, self-management, and social skills navigate relationships more effectively and are more likely to be successful in their personal and professional lives....
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Leaders with a strong mixture of emotional awareness, self-management, and social skills navigate relationships more effectively and are more likely to be successful in their personal and professional lives. This course provides you with an understanding of why emotional intelligence abilities are important to you as a leader. It also provides you with practical, positive techniques for promoting and improving emotional intelligence as a leader within your business environment.
Leaders with a strong mixture of emotional awareness, self-management, and social skills navigate relationships more effectively and are more likely to be successful in their personal and professional lives. This course provides you with an understanding of why emotional intelligence abilities are important to you as a leader. It also provides you with practical, positive techniques for promoting and improving emotional intelligence as a leader within your business environment.
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Insurance is a form of risk management for individuals, families, and organizations, and even for insurers themselves through reinsurance. Life and health insurance companies offer their products so that the...
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Insurance is a form of risk management for individuals, families, and organizations, and even for insurers themselves through reinsurance. Life and health insurance companies offer their products so that the insured - the policyholders - can have peace of mind and protection from the inevitable consequences of life, such as personal injury, disability, health care costs, and death. This course presents a high-level view of key products and services associated with life, health care, long-term care, disability, and general insurance for individuals and organizations.
Insurance is a form of risk management for individuals, families, and organizations, and even for insurers themselves through reinsurance. Life and health insurance companies offer their products so that the insured - the policyholders - can have peace of mind and protection from the inevitable consequences of life, such as personal injury, disability, health care costs, and death. This course presents a high-level view of key products and services associated with life, health care, long-term care, disability, and general insurance for individuals and organizations.
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Good coaching means more than just passing on skills—it’s also helping others see their own potential. Dr. Stephen R. Covey tells about the person who ignited his self-confidence and purpose in life.
Good coaching means more than just passing on skills—it’s also helping others see their own potential. Dr. Stephen R. Covey tells about the person who ignited his self-confidence and purpose in life.
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Produced by: Franklin-Covey
Liquidity of a bank describes its ability to meet out its debt obligations as and when they arise without incurring unacceptably large losses. A sound liquidity risk management framework comprises an array of...
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Liquidity of a bank describes its ability to meet out its debt obligations as and when they arise without incurring unacceptably large losses. A sound liquidity risk management framework comprises an array of metrics, measurement, and monitoring tools to assist supervisors in identifying and analyzing liquidity risks. Basel III introduced several liquidity risk standards, including two liquidity ratios to assess the liquidity risk and to ensure that banks survive liquidity pressures. Basel III also introduced a set of monitoring tools aimed at capturing specific information related to a bank's cash flows, balance sheet structure, available unencumbered collateral and certain market indicators. This course presents a high-level view of common liquidity risk ratios, measurement and monitoring of liquidity risk, and application of liquidity risk management tools. It discusses key liquidity risk standards and tools for measuring and monitoring liquidity risk in banks. The course also provides a brief introduction to the key considerations in the application of liquidity standards in a bank.
Liquidity of a bank describes its ability to meet out its debt obligations as and when they arise without incurring unacceptably large losses. A sound liquidity risk management framework comprises an array of metrics, measurement, and monitoring tools to assist supervisors in identifying and analyzing liquidity risks. Basel III introduced several liquidity risk standards, including two liquidity ratios to assess the liquidity risk and to ensure that banks survive liquidity pressures. Basel III also introduced a set of monitoring tools aimed at capturing specific information related to a bank's cash flows, balance sheet structure, available unencumbered collateral and certain market indicators. This course presents a high-level view of common liquidity risk ratios, measurement and monitoring of liquidity risk, and application of liquidity risk management tools. It discusses key liquidity risk standards and tools for measuring and monitoring liquidity risk in banks. The course also provides a brief introduction to the key considerations in the application of liquidity standards in a bank.
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Effective listening requires focus and active concentration. This challenge explores skills and methods for listening for comprehension and productive communication.
Effective listening requires focus and active concentration. This challenge explores skills and methods for listening for comprehension and productive communication.
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Great teams live by a strong set of values. This inspiring video helps people define the values that enable them to succeed individually and as a team.
Great teams live by a strong set of values. This inspiring video helps people define the values that enable them to succeed individually and as a team.
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This course contains 56 regulatory rights of medium- and long-term care residents under federal law. The format begins with a commonly asked question regarding resident rights and then answers the question...
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This course contains 56 regulatory rights of medium- and long-term care residents under federal law. The format begins with a commonly asked question regarding resident rights and then answers the question based on federal law.
This course contains 56 regulatory rights of medium- and long-term care residents under federal law. The format begins with a commonly asked question regarding resident rights and then answers the question based on federal law.
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Produced by: Quantum Units Education
Too often meetings are not a productive use of time. This Business Impact examines how to run meetings that are useful and efficient.
Too often meetings are not a productive use of time. This Business Impact examines how to run meetings that are useful and efficient.
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Don't listen to claims that cold calling is dead. It's alive and well, and remains an effective sales tactic. This Business Impact explores how to engage prospects during a cold call and, ultimately, get them...
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Don't listen to claims that cold calling is dead. It's alive and well, and remains an effective sales tactic. This Business Impact explores how to engage prospects during a cold call and, ultimately, get them to take action.
Don't listen to claims that cold calling is dead. It's alive and well, and remains an effective sales tactic. This Business Impact explores how to engage prospects during a cold call and, ultimately, get them to take action.
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Transitioning into a management position can be both exciting and potentially overwhelming. The shift from individual contributor to leader requires confidence, solid communication, and a clearly defined plan...
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Transitioning into a management position can be both exciting and potentially overwhelming. The shift from individual contributor to leader requires confidence, solid communication, and a clearly defined plan of action. This Challenge Series exercise explores the benefits of drafting a transition strategy.
Transitioning into a management position can be both exciting and potentially overwhelming. The shift from individual contributor to leader requires confidence, solid communication, and a clearly defined plan of action. This Challenge Series exercise explores the benefits of drafting a transition strategy.
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The hilarious story of how Southwest Airlines resolved a conflict with a much smaller company and built a lasting relationship at the same time.
The hilarious story of how Southwest Airlines resolved a conflict with a much smaller company and built a lasting relationship at the same time.
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During the credit crisis of 2007, many of the problems were not a result of shortage of capital, but of enormous liquidity risk taken by banks. When the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision introduced the...
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During the credit crisis of 2007, many of the problems were not a result of shortage of capital, but of enormous liquidity risk taken by banks. When the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision introduced the third Basel Accord, or Basel III, in December 2010, it required banks to have stronger liquidity standards as well as better risk management and supervision. As a result, Basel III introduced several liquidity risk measurement, management, and supervision tools and guidelines for banks, including two liquidity ratios to provide supervisors with important information required to assess the liquidity risk of a bank and to ensure that banks survive liquidity pressures. Basel III also introduced several principles that banks should follow for efficient management and supervision of their liquidity risk. This course discusses liquidity, liquidity risk, and its management. It introduces the two key liquidity risk ratios - the liquidity coverage ratio and the net stable funding ratio. The course then introduces various principles for governance, public disclosure, supervision, measurement, and management of liquidity risk at banks.
During the credit crisis of 2007, many of the problems were not a result of shortage of capital, but of enormous liquidity risk taken by banks. When the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision introduced the third Basel Accord, or Basel III, in December 2010, it required banks to have stronger liquidity standards as well as better risk management and supervision. As a result, Basel III introduced several liquidity risk measurement, management, and supervision tools and guidelines for banks, including two liquidity ratios to provide supervisors with important information required to assess the liquidity risk of a bank and to ensure that banks survive liquidity pressures. Basel III also introduced several principles that banks should follow for efficient management and supervision of their liquidity risk. This course discusses liquidity, liquidity risk, and its management. It introduces the two key liquidity risk ratios - the liquidity coverage ratio and the net stable funding ratio. The course then introduces various principles for governance, public disclosure, supervision, measurement, and management of liquidity risk at banks.
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To manage well, you need to develop many different skills, among which is the ability to show care and appreciation for your employees. It's important to remember that the people who work for you have hopes,...
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To manage well, you need to develop many different skills, among which is the ability to show care and appreciation for your employees. It's important to remember that the people who work for you have hopes, goals, and aspirations as well as fears, anxieties, and doubts. To have good relationships with your direct reports, you need to recognize their humanity and care about them as people, not just as employees. This course describes what it means to be a caring manager. Specifically, it outlines the behaviors that a caring manager exhibits, such as showing genuine interest and an engagement in the lives of employees. This course also describes ways you can show that you are a caring manager.
To manage well, you need to develop many different skills, among which is the ability to show care and appreciation for your employees. It's important to remember that the people who work for you have hopes, goals, and aspirations as well as fears, anxieties, and doubts. To have good relationships with your direct reports, you need to recognize their humanity and care about them as people, not just as employees. This course describes what it means to be a caring manager. Specifically, it outlines the behaviors that a caring manager exhibits, such as showing genuine interest and an engagement in the lives of employees. This course also describes ways you can show that you are a caring manager.
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As a manager, you will inevitably encounter direct reports who exhibit difficult behavior, which can disrupt entire teams and departments. It's your job to confront difficult behavior as early as possible to...
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As a manager, you will inevitably encounter direct reports who exhibit difficult behavior, which can disrupt entire teams and departments. It's your job to confront difficult behavior as early as possible to minimize the disruption. Whether they are blatant or less obvious, behavioral problems need to be addressed before they affect morale and productivity. If you ignore them, they will eventually affect your team, your company, and possibly even your career. Confronting behavioral problems as they arise can quickly get things back on track and can lead to a more positive work environment for all. This course introduces best practices for confronting your direct reports about their difficult behavior.
As a manager, you will inevitably encounter direct reports who exhibit difficult behavior, which can disrupt entire teams and departments. It's your job to confront difficult behavior as early as possible to minimize the disruption. Whether they are blatant or less obvious, behavioral problems need to be addressed before they affect morale and productivity. If you ignore them, they will eventually affect your team, your company, and possibly even your career. Confronting behavioral problems as they arise can quickly get things back on track and can lead to a more positive work environment for all. This course introduces best practices for confronting your direct reports about their difficult behavior.
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As a manager you are most likely juggling multiple responsibilities at once. In order to accomplish everything you have on your plate, you must identify those tasks which can be handled by others familiar...
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As a manager you are most likely juggling multiple responsibilities at once. In order to accomplish everything you have on your plate, you must identify those tasks which can be handled by others familiar with your work so you can focus on the more time-consuming and demanding responsibilities on your list. Trusting your direct reports and delegating some tasks to them is key to performing effectively as a manager and supports employee development. This course covers the best practices for planning delegation, including deciding what specific tasks to delegate, and identifying who you should delegate tasks to. Additionally, the course provides techniques for carrying through delegation, including providing your direct report with all the information they require to carry out the task. Finally, the course covers the importance of monitoring delegated tasks, including checking in and getting feedback on the tasks you delegate.
As a manager you are most likely juggling multiple responsibilities at once. In order to accomplish everything you have on your plate, you must identify those tasks which can be handled by others familiar with your work so you can focus on the more time-consuming and demanding responsibilities on your list. Trusting your direct reports and delegating some tasks to them is key to performing effectively as a manager and supports employee development. This course covers the best practices for planning delegation, including deciding what specific tasks to delegate, and identifying who you should delegate tasks to. Additionally, the course provides techniques for carrying through delegation, including providing your direct report with all the information they require to carry out the task. Finally, the course covers the importance of monitoring delegated tasks, including checking in and getting feedback on the tasks you delegate.
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