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Becoming Your Best Self

By Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D., and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard. There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.—Art Turock

Last Word: Constructive Criticism for Managers

By Michael Rosenthal, Managing Partner, Consensus Q: Our organization touts the value of “coaching up,” yet our employees find it difficult to give their managers constructive feedback. What do you do when it’s the boss who needs coaching in a certain area? How can a direct report achieve the results he or she wants?

Training Today: Righting Engagement Wrongs

By Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D., President, Mind Gym, Inc.

Soapbox: Riding the Technology Wave

By Marty Nowlin,Vice President, Human Resources - North America, ManpowerGroup We are living in a time when the world of work is changing, when the only thing we can be certain of is uncertainty. These changes have affected the workplace and have led to the evolution of what we today call The Human Age.

2 Tips for Effective Delegation

By Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA A productive leader knows the importance of effective delegation. Here are two delegation tips to make the process smoother and more efficient:

Soapbox: It’s All About the Manager

By Ross Tartell, Ph.D.,Technical Training and Communication Manager – North America, GE Capital Real Estate Business spends billions of dollars on training—more than $55 billion in 2012 alone, according to Trainingmagazine’s 2012 Industry Report. But does this enormous investment produce the desired results? Many would say no, a perception buttressed by the fact that 80 percent of training content is not applied to the job.

Training Today: Five I’s of Employee Engagement

Research by the Temkin Group has uncovered several best practices for building employee engagement. The firm calls them the Five I’s of Employee Engagement:

Talent Tips: Motivating Learners to Learn

By Roy Saunderson, Chief Learning Officer, Rideau’s Recognition Management Institute It’s true: People aren’t always motivated to learn. Our challenge each day is to make learning and our instructional materials and content as meaningful as possible for many people in the workplace. Yes, a tall order, but one that has rewarding benefits when we are successful.

Motivating Great Employees

By Bruce Tulgan

Training magazine Events: ABCs of Game Design

By Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D, Professor, Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University You just got the news. You need to create an instructional game to teach an important topic within your organization. One thought flows through your mind: “What do I do first?” It’s followed by “What do I do second?” Quickly, you discover you are not really sure what it takes to create an instructional game. No problem, here are four suggestions for getting started.

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