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Ayear ago, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a firestorm of controversy when she eliminated the company’s telecommuting option. Best Buy and Hewlett Packard soon followed suit with their flexible work programs.

 Working from home can drive employee engagement and performance, but companies first must provide telecommuting training and reinforcement.

Understanding principles in an employee handbook or an e-learning program can be difficult, but not because the content is hard. It’s difficult because it’s just so boring and detached from employees’ day-to-day lives. Some companies are finding storytelling can bring to life learning content that now exists only on the page or screen.

Employees not grasping your trainers’ lessons? The content may need a kick-start from storytelling. Illustrative anecdotes go a long way to helping learners get the point.

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Once Upon A Time In Training

Employees not grasping your trainers’ lessons? The content may need a kick-start from storytelling. Illustrative anecdotes go a long way to helping learners get the point.

Home Improvement?

 Working from home can drive employee engagement and performance, but companies first must provide telecommuting training and reinforcement.

How to “Do” Employee Engagement

Three key trends have surfaced as the most critical for increasing and maintaining high levels of engagement: Candor, Collaboration, and Development.

Even Gurus Need a Push

Who, in your life, deserves to be acknowledged, thanked, or recognized? Reach out today and let them know how much you appreciate who they are and what they do. Experience what it means not only to them but to you.

Four Principles for Global Leaders

Global organizations pursue integrated organizational strategies to maximize the flow and leverage of resources worldwide to optimize results for the total organization. These principles can serve as a global guidance system to support the decisions and actions of organizations, teams, and individual leaders.

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Teaching Senior Leaders the Dynamics of Derailment

Derailment is a phenomenon all too common in organizations. Highly successful middle managers are identified as having potential to move up and eventually take on senior-level positions. Yet there are those who don’t live up to that assessment. They plateau below expected levels of achievement, or they reach higher levels only to fail, resulting in being demoted or fired.

Avanade’s Skill Family Revitalization

Global IT consulting company Avanade’s Sales Effectiveness initiative transformed the sales workforce by taking a systemic approach to training as a component of a broader talent management strategy called Skill Family Revitalization (SFR).

Do Mothers Make Better Employees?

Do you make use in training programs of the skills employees gain as parents? Are those lessons often a good place to begin conversations about interpersonal and management challenges?

Technology as Trainer: Klick Academy and Klick Talks

Digital health agency Klick uses the “technology as a trainer” philosophy to embed data-driven training into its culture and everyday operations. Genome helps Klick identify when someone needs to learn a particular skill. That triggers an automated process that takes the team member’s unique profile into account.

Supercompetent Speaking: Broadcasting a Presentation

A virtual presentation is still a presentation, so do everything you would for a live event, including interviews, conference calls, audience discovery, research, assessments, and add polls and questions to engage the audience. Practice is especially important, given the technology involved.

Succession Planning: For Impact, Not Box-Checking

Succession planning can be the lifeline of talent development and retention, especially when connected to selection process and strategy. Here are some do’s and don’ts for building a robust succession plan.

A Lesson in Customer Loyalty

Loyalty is not about the perks; loyalty is an emotional feeling you get from those who care about you as a person.

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