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Dollar General

The Tennessee discount retailer earns the top spot on the 2019 Training Top 125.

LeadingRE

Mastering the art of leadership development, accelerating the training of its agents, and increasing employee retention and productivity helped Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) mark a year of milestones.

Best Buy

Laser-focused on growth and innovation, Best Buy is well on the way to fulfilling its multi-year vision called Best Buy 2020 – Building the New Blue. Training continues to play a crucial role in helping the retailer achieve this vision and was instrumental in moving the needle on Best Buy’s three main corporate strategic goals for 2018:

Training technology and innovation have been game-changers for Best Buy as it implements its multi-year growth and customer experience strategy.

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Agile. Nimble. Resilient. If organizations want to keep up with an ever-evolving world of work, these are the types of people they need to hire, retain, and, most importantly, develop. But how can organizations continue to support their employees’ growth and success in a rapidly changing workplace? The key is agile employee development.

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Skills Gap Part 2: Schooled on Skills

Corporate/academic partnerships may be a big part of the solution to the skills gap. The key to success lies in understanding the challenges, choosing the right partners, and measuring effectiveness.

Leadership Incubator Lessons

By Gail Dutton
It takes leaders to develop leaders. That’s the No. 1 lesson from America’s top corporations. Companies that create in-house “leadership incubators” often have great success, but only if they have active involvement by senior leaders.

Training Exclusive: Novartis Takes the LEAD

By Frank Waltmann, Ph.D.
This is the first of a three-part series of articles written exclusively for Trainingmagazine on business challenges and opportunities in Asia and how Swiss-based pharmaceuticals and life sciences company Novartis’ learning and leadership development programs are helping address the myriad issues.

Talent Tips: Positive Leadership: Being and Doing

By Roy Saunderson
As a child I loved going to the library and discovering new books that challenged my thinking. One book that stood out for me was “The Power of Positive Thinking” by the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. While it has a religious foundation to the principles highlighted in the book, it was the introduction for me to thinking more positively about my life and especially my work.

Best Practices: How to Be a Great Bosshole

By Neal Goodman, Ph.D.
We all have heard that being a great Bosshole is not genetic but learned. Still, I am certain that one day an MRI or some genetic research is going to find a malevolent gene or brain defect that causes BAD (Bosshole Abusiveness Disorder).

Trainer Tallk: Committed to Training

By Bob Pike CSP, CPAE, CPLP Fellow
As I write this column, I’m working in Malaysia and Singapore. Trainers in this part of the world are eager to know how we do what we do in the United States. They are eager to improve and will invest the time it takes to acquire new skills and knowledge. Senior management made this quite clear at the beginning of my stay.

Training Magazine Events: Are You a Positive Deviant?

By Jane Bozarth
In every group there are a minority of people who find better solutions to the challenges at hand…even though they have access to exactly the same resources as the rest of the group, their uncommon practices or behaviors allow them to flourish.”—Jerry Sternin

Soapbox: Developing Leaders at Walmart

By Damian McKinney
Early in Walmart’s history, most store managers began their careers working at the register or another entry-level position. Through a gradual process of working their way up the corporate ladder, these employees were promoted to store manager in seven to 11 years. This process served the company and its employees well, providing a secure predictable career path and producing knowledgeable, loyal people at the middle-management level.

Learning Matters: Building Sense-Able Leaders

By Tony O’Driscoll
In the latter half of 2012, my colleagues at Duke Corporate Education and I conducted interviews with 36 CEOs from around the globe to better understand what it takes to lead in an increasingly connected and complex business context.

Last Word: Measuring Learning Effectiveness

By Ajay M. Pangarkar, CTDP, CPA, CMA, and Teresa Kirkwood, CTDP
A lot of rhetoric is swirling about how to effectively validate “learning” effectiveness…and we believe much of it is misleading advice. No one is disputing that learning must be effective and accountable. However, don’t confuse these two distinctive requirements. To communicate learning effectiveness to business leaders, you must clearly define your initiative’s “validity” relative to how it aligns with Kirkpatrick’s Level 3 and 4 expectations.

How-To: Collect Data to Create Great Training

By Ross Tartell
Most of us have had the disappointing experience of working hard to collect data, analyze it, and then present the results to lukewarm levels of reception. In this highly competitive and cost-constrained market, great data is not enough to build the management commitment and sponsorship so critical to training success.
Wendy Heckelman of WLH Consulting points out that the success of any data collection process depends on three interrelated factors:

A Tale of 2 Cultures

I would not be a happy camper if my publisher pulled a “Marissa Mayer” and called me to say I could no longer work from home after three blissful years of doing so and would have to resume my four-hour-a-day commute to an office in New York City. And I shudder at the very thought of coming home to two lonely, enraged dachshunds with too much time on their…um…paws. I certainly would think about looking for another job. In the meantime, I would drag my sorry self to the office and be unhappy, unengaged, and resentful (and probably pretty unproductive).

Interpersonal Networking Skills Make Leaders More Effective

By Michael Leimbach, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Research and Development, Wilson Learning Worldwide Managing and leading in today’s organizations is growing more difficult. More products are coming to market faster, partnerships among companies in different industries are increasing, global expansion has created huge multinational companies, and trends toward matrix management and cross-functional teams are accelerating.

Creating a Memorable Experience for Your Hotel Guests

By Scott Merrick, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide Why is it so important to create a memorable experience for a guest? Are we doing it to create value, which, in turn, will make us more money? Are we doing it to get better reviews on different Websites? Or are we doing it because it feels good? The things we do in the hotel industry need to make money—that’s why we do it—but creating a memorable experience need not cost a lot of money or really no money at all.

Everyone Can Be a Winner!

By Norman Bodek, President, PCS Press Imagine all your employees are self-motivated, highly skilled artisans who are self-reliant and self-directed. At conferences, when I ask the audience to try to imagine that type of workforce, some look excited, while others cringe. From the cringers, I always hear the same question, “But who would do the boring, repetitive work? We can’t have everyone educated and in charge of their work and careers.”

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