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Like Virginia and Michigan, more and more U.S. states these days are turbocharging their workforce development initiatives, partnering with both educational systems and employers to ensure there are enough skilled workers to keep their economies growing.

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More and more states are launching major workforce development initiatives to grow their talent.

My father, management expert Ken Blanchard, recently celebrated his 80th birthday and released the newly revised third edition of the bestselling “Leading at a Higher Level.” As a part of the review and revision process, we checked in on some of the assumptions we have been making about good leadership to see if they still hold true.

The latest research shows how critical it is for organizations to have managers who are prepared to be positive leaders—managers who actively encourage productivity, engagement, commitment, and performance.

Nothing was noticeably wrong when energy utility consulting firm E Source launched its culture survey in 2017. “We weren’t trying to fix anything,” recalls VP of Operations Kym Wootten. Yet, it turns out that things actually did need fixing. The survey revealed gaps between employees’ ideal corporate culture and the E Source culture.

A look at what organizations can do to help employees love their work and propel themselves and their companies to success.

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January 2019’s Top Reads

More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you January’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

An AGILE Approach to Improving Executive Functions

Underdeveloped executive functioning skills can undermine not only work performance and productivity, but also quality of life and general wellness. Fortunately, these skills can be enhanced and solidified with practice and a well-structured, stepwise development process.

Don’t Chase. Dance.

Good selling and healthy relationships are like a dance.

Training Technology Assessment

A guide to help make sense of current and upcoming training technologies—including definitions, “newness” factor, and overall usage for training.

How Do You Define and Measure Productivity?

Measuring productivity is tricky. You think there should be objective measures, but then there are all the times employees put in a lot of work but deliver poor or no results. Should they still get credit for doing the work?

Rear-View Mirror

If there was a consistent theme in 2018, it was improving user experience.

What Did We Learn from 25,000 Sales Managers? (Part 3 of 3)

Sales manager training is an important part of the sales enablement picture. Sales leaders with foresight will make sure their budgets include relevant, trackable sales manager training to push their companies to greater heights.

Learning Leadership Is an Ongoing Quest

The more you practice selling skills, the better you become in demonstrating expertise with each skill you’ve honed. Leadership is no different. To become an exemplary leader, make learning leadership a daily habit.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Smith & Nephew’s ePOA

Through this electronic Plan of Action program delivered via mobile devices, sellers were able to further develop their selling skills, mitigate common issues, and improve their product knowledge.

Are Your Leaders Ready for Disruption?

While we all acknowledge the disruptions occurring today, many of us haven’t stopped to consider how these forces may put new demands on individual leaders and the groups and communities they lead.

Is Over-Use of Freelancers and Temps Abusive?

Many companies have noticed the cost savings to be enjoyed by using freelance or temporary employees. The question is whether it’s ethical, and the toll this over-use of non-full-time employees puts on the company’s culture and morale. 

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