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Training Today: The Lost Leadership Capability

By Samantha Howland, Senior Partner and Executive Training Director, DSI In an era of unprecedented uncertainty, the ability to think strategically has emerged as an indispensable skill in helping leaders and organizations navigate change and sustain growth. Yet, for those charged with identifying and developing strategic thinkers, there is no clear path.

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.

2013 Best Practices and Outstanding Training Initiatives

BEST PRACTICES BB&T Corporation: Leadership Development Program (LDP) Twice a year, a class of Leadership Development Program (LDP) associates relocates to BB&T University for nine months to participate in the four phases of the program. Associates choose one of two concentrations to specialize in: business banking or specialized corporate functions. Program framework and highlights include:

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.

How Do YOU Think?

By Judy Chartrand, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Pearson TalentLens

How to Create a Culture of Self-Learning

By Dan Carusi, Vice President, Global Education, Deltek

Online Learning 2013

September 17-19, 2013 • Chicago, Illinois Training magazine's Online Learning Conference will provide how-to, skill-building content and showcase how innovators are solving business problems for their organizations by leveraging learning technologies to make their learning blend more cohesive, immediate, intuitive, inclusive, and immersive.

5 Critical Competencies for Disruptive Innovation and Change

By Soren Kaplan Disruptive innovation and change have become the norm. Most of us know that if we don’t proactively innovate and change the game, someone else will rewrite the rules for us. Just think Blockbuster, Borders, Blackberry, and Kodak. At the same time, business culture reinforces the idea that uncertainty should be avoided at all costs. Control is the goal. No wonder every management book on Amazon that uses the word “surprise” in its title focuses on preventing the phenomenon from occurring.

Soapbox: 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.

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