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Total 2018 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—declined 6.4 percent to $87.6 billion, according to Training magazine's 2018 Training Industry Report.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Hard Skills Are Only Half the Price of Entry

Organizations have been paying only half the price of entry when moving managers through the leadership pipeline. According to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 18% of managers demonstrate an aptitude for effectively managing others. This means a staggering number of companies are functioning far below potential.

If 82% of managers aren't effectively leading their people, consider how many companies aren't effectively operating their businesses. Tom Roth, President and Chief Operating Officer of Wilson Learning Worldwide, writes: "When history points to great failures and great successes of companies, it often points to the character of the leader."

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This Industry Insight article is provided by Wilson Learning. To download the e-book, "Mastering the Role of Leader: A Definitive Guide for Developing Leaders at AII Levels of Your Organization," visit https://www.wilsonlearning.com/wlw/go/leader or call 800.328.7937.

Trainer Talk: Focus on the Fundamentals

By Bob Pike CSP, CPAE
Often in this space I write about “excellence”—what it takes for trainers to shine at what we do. I meet thousands of other trainers every year who, like you and me, always look for ways to be incrementally better at our work, to be like the professional baseball players who get three hits out of every 10 times at bat instead of 2.75 times out of 10. (The difference in pay between these two, by the way, is about $10 million per year!)

Training magazine Events: From Learning as Usual to Learning Unusual

By Tony O’Driscoll
Relationships, Reach, and Robots. These three discrete words may have a particular meaning to each of us prior to attending Learning 3.0, but after the conference, I hope they mean a whole lot more to those of us who spend our days designing, developing, and delivering learning.

Soapbox: Lights, Cell Phone, Action!

By Tita Beal
What if you lack the funds, time, and software to produce a multimedia training extravaganza…but you want the excitement of a video game for your learning program? An engaging onsite simulation can be created with a cell phone attached to a talented actor and a solid storyline.
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How-To: Use Technology to Reinforce Training

By Kendra Lee
Technology provides a cost-effective, fun way to stay in front of your participants with key content reminders after the training is over. We’ve added technology-based reinforcement to all our training programs, and our clients have reaped big rewards.
For one organization’s sales prospecting program, we used a combination of e-mail and video follow-up. One year later, prospecting continues to be a habit for the whole sales force, driving new customers and revenue for the company.

Keeping Employee Information Safe in the Clouds

By Caryn Tijsseling, Litigation Partner, Lewis and Roca The increasing popularity of cloud computing will have far-reaching effects on the data management systems of many companies. One area where cloud computing can have a major impact is on the storage of Human Resources (HR) information and records. In fact, recent studies indicate that up to 84 percent of surveyed companies either are transitioning or planning to transition their Human Resources functions to more accessible and affordable data management systems such as cloud systems.

Productivity Secrets

By Maura Nevel Thomas, Chief Trainer, RegainYourTime.com

Service Certification at Jiffy Lube

By Margery Weinstein Jiffy Lube depends on the technical skills of its employees to support its customer experience and its full range of preventive maintenance services. The services must be done consistently, correctly, in a team, and at a fast pace. That makes the technical training a key to Jiffy Lube’s success. By policy, stores can’t offer services until employees are certified in that service. For that reason, the certification program is a structured, time-based process.

Tackling Business Problems with Learning Theory and Research

By Giselle Springer Douglas When faced with top brass who ask you to douse a performance or business problem by throwing training at it, you might find that training actually isn’t the correct solution for the problem at hand. But how do you offer a succinct explanation to training requesters on why, say, developing a new training class to remind customer service representatives of some of the details they already learned in new hire training probably isn’t an effective solution?

Authentic Leadership: It’s Really a Matter of Choice

By Rodger Dean Duncan People notice even the smallest behavior nuances of their leaders. Then they talk. They pass along their perceptions about the way they are treated.This is one of the most important determinants of loyalty, commitment, and return business. Hmmm. That sounds a lot like what the experts say about customers, doesn’t it? Why the similarity? Because people’s feelings cannot be neatly compartmentalized. People have many of the same needs in every one of life’s roles.

How to Be a Great Manager When You Have 57 Other Things to Do

By Brad Karsh, President, JB Training Solutions “Time is the quality of nature that keeps events from happening all at once. Lately, it doesn’t seem to be working.” It’s not easy managing people—especially when stress levels are up and you have 57 other urgent things to do. No matter the circumstances, being a great manager takes time and dedication. But let’s get real: You literally have no time to spare!

Talk’s Not Cheap: With Careers, It’s All About Conversation

By Dr. Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni If you’re like most managers, you care. You’ve become accustomed to taking on more and more, expanding your job description with countless “other duties as assigned”... and even some that aren’t. Developing the careers of the people who report to you is on a growing (read: crushing) list of to-do’s.

3 Strategies to Develop Middle Management

By Bruce Hodes I have never been a lover of the sandwich. It sounds un-American and un-manly. However, my lack of interest comes from the bread—the sandwich’s top and bottom. What’s the purpose? However, I am wildly attracted to the middle of the sandwich. Whether the sandwich is ham and provolone, chicken and mustard, or peanut butter and jelly, for me it is always the middle that dictates how much a sandwich is enjoyed and appreciated.

Fear Not the 70-20-10

By Tim Toterhi, Senior Director, Organization Development, Quintiles

Leadership Is So Yesterday!

By Bob Kelleher, Founder, The Employee Engagement Group After spending a career helping companies engage their employees to drive business results, I suddenly realized that having engaged employees by itself is not the answer. Engagement is the secret sauce that separates you from your competition, but engagement along with profit, revenue growth, innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction are by themselves all outcomes of something bigger. 

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