Offer An ‘Educational Moment’ Each Day

October 12, 2020
Executive Coaching

On my last birthday my wife asked me what I wanted as a gift. I told her I would love to stay at the Ritz for the evening. What a way to relax and get away. As always, it was a pleasant experience. One of their tenets is: “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.”


Whenever I go to the Ritz Carlton.  I’ll do a little work, too, since I always discover new ideas that I can review with the organizations I work with.  I have always used the Ritz as an excellent example of an organization that goes above and beyond in so many ways. 


You can see that when they hire they look for star performers.  I’m sure they also want life-long-learners, since there’s something they do that is above and beyond— When they have their daily huddles they always offer one Educational Moment, where team members learn something new or different that will make them level up in whatever job they do.


Think about it.  You may do huddles, too, but so many times they consist of things that need to be fixed or goals that must be met.  Why not offer something educational that will help the individual and the organization.


Even if you are a solopreneur, consider having a daily meeting with yourself so that you can get better and better.  Don’t forget to look up something for your Educational Moment. 


Many of my clients have weekly or monthly meetings, but to recommend that organizations I work with consider a daily huddle to motivate their team members AND add to it a golden nugget of training so that they improve every day.



  1. How often do you have a meeting with your team?
  2. Do you always include an Educational Moment so that they learn something?
  3. Do you notice your people using the tidbit of education in their daily work?
  4. Do you recognize people who try whatever you taught them at the next meeting?
  5. Are you challenging your people to use their Educational Moments?

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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