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We Talk the Talk, But Do We Walk the Walk?

A survey by Training magazine and Wilson Learning finds that while there is a strong desire to be more strategic, for the most part, L&D organizations and leaders are not doing what is needed to be recognized as strategic leaders.

Bouncing Back Up Again

Understanding what it takes to learn resiliency skills.

A Vicious Circle

By curbing the inclination to act impulsively, you can improve relationships and avoid entering the stress/rudeness vicious circle. 
 

Try Commandments Instead of Goals

Resolutions—goals and intentions—are important. But there’s an implied sense of “optional” in them. Instead, here are 10 commandments I’d like to live by.

Cracking the Successful Corporate MOOC

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) must be well tailored to company objectives, tightly embedded in the corporate context, and designed with learner engagement and motivation specifically in mind. 

Training Managers to Be Coaches

A successful coach helps employees to find solutions themselves, which can improve their performance and free managers to focus more on their own jobs.

Focus on Hong Kong

When delivering business training in Hong Kong, the key is to provide the theoretical concept briefly, followed by plenty of practical application and examples.

Ensure Safety First

Online safety training— provided in an employee’s native language and with localized content— is key to creating a successful safety culture in a global organization.

Training Agile at Scale

Few organizations have transformed from traditional software development methods to Agile on the holistic scale undertaken by PayPal. Training played a key role in accelerating transformation success.

Go Beyond Buzzwords

Make your communication count—start by fact-checking your statements and steering clear of jargon.

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