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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Training Room

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Mister Rogers's memorable lessons and strategies apply just as well to trainers.

I could see the fatigue in their eyes. More than a year of virtual team meetings and endless hours of screen time dulled their gazes. Their mute buttons silenced the sounds of life happening around them: kids in virtual school, barking dogs, the crash of a pan as someone made lunch.


I empathized with them; I know those struggles well. On this day, though, it was my job to train them. And as I looked at the learn

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