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Training Today: Tech Talk (Mar/Apr 2013)

>> Total Training Network (TTN), a learning management system (LMS) and online training provider, released its new Élan Enterprise Learning Platform. It provides on-screen flexible functionality using definable and movable “gadgets.” >> Cloud-based technology solutions and consulting company KeyedIn Solutions launched a resource hub focused on Professional Services Organizations (PSOs). It provides free-to-download white papers and access to topical Webinars, a blog, and Twitter feed.

Fostering Behavior Change

 

Soapbox: The 10 Executive Toughness Fundamentals

By Dr. Jason Selk I have had the privilege of serving as a performance coach to some of the most successful businesspeople on the planet, including scores of individual Fortune 500 and 100 executives. I use a methodology I call Executive Toughness, a mental training program that helps people boost their leadership performance and achieve truly ambitious goals.

Soapbox: Building Career Courage

By Bill Treasurer, Founder, Giant Leap Consulting I am a big ’fraidy cat. From my knee-shaking fear of heights to my tongue-stammering fear of authority figures, I live a life that seems imbued with fear. You may find it surprising, then, that I am a professional courage-builder. My personal mission, and the mission of the courage-building company I founded a decade ago, is to help people and organizations be more courageous.

Call Them No. 1…Again!

Verizon picked up the No. 1 spot on the Training Top 125 for the second year in a row, earning its induction into the Top 10 Hall of Fame in 2014 after securing positions in the Top 10 for the last four consecutive years. No. 4 Farmers Insurance likewise punched its ticket to the Top 10 Hall of Fame next year. Top 5 newcomers Jiffy Lube International, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, and CHG Healthcare Services nabbed Nos. 2, 3, and 5, respectively.

How-To: Manage an Underperformer

By Brad Karsh, President, JB Training Solutions Working with an underperformer ranks as one of the most difficult challenges any manager will face. Whether your underperformer consistently produces “meh” work, makes the same mistakes again and again, or just feels like dead weight on the team, poor performance must be addressed immediately. Great managers and leaders take the time to work with these employees to transform them into major contributors and higher-level employees. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when managing an underperformer:

Last Word: The Right Way to Tell Clients Theyメre Wrong

By Michael Rosenthal, Managing Partner, Consensus

Trainer Talk: Resolve to Involve

By Bob Pike CSP, CPAE With risk goes reward. That truism hit home when I was invited to make a presentation at an international conference in Amsterdam, Holland. The presentation was to be simultaneously translated in three languages. I was told by the organizers to expect about 100 people in each of my four sessions on four different topics: leadership, problem-solving, training techniques, and marketing strategies.

World View: Focus on Turkey

By Sirin Köprücü, Senior Associate, Global Dynamics, Inc.

Best Practices: Music as a Metaphor in Training

By Neal Goodman, Ph.D., President, Global Dynamics, Inc.

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