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Measuring Leadership

The impact of a toxic executive can be substantial, including the loss of star employees and departments that fail to reach business goals. Well-liked but ineffective leaders can be equally damaging, impeding a company’s profitability.

Leadership development programs are commonplace; less commonplace is an effective way to measure if they work. Companies are making an effort to determine whether and how leaders—and their organizations—are benefiting from these programs.

Build Trust

An employer can be a force to fear, or a force for trust and cooperation. More companies are discovering ways—including specific training—to build trust with their employees, fostering greater productivity and higher employee retention in the process.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEADING STRATEGIC MEETINGS

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This Industry Insight article is provided by Rich Horwath, CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute.

Learning To Be LEAN

By Gail Dutton
“If it’s not adding value, eliminate it,” says Juan Amador, director of LEAN Six Sigma at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). That’s the idea behind LEAN Six Sigma, but although leadership often “gets it,” selling the idea to employees can be challenging.

Training Without Borders

By Margery Weinstein
Like many companies, your organization likely is expanding to international markets with overseas employees or affiliated workers who need training. Before you worry about developing learning plans and content for each market from scratch, consider what three 2012 Training Top 125 winners do to make their training materials ready for overseas learners. With the right plan and enough flexibility and cultural understanding, your core training messages can cross oceans and continents.
Consistent Lessons, Culturally Relevant Delivery

Talent Tips: Oops! Learning from Our Mistakes

By Roy Saunderson, President, Recognition Management Institute
When dealing with mistakes at work, I always think of a classic IBM story that demonstrates the attitude I hope all leaders will have whenever we make those painful errors in our jobs. Imagine being a mid-level executive at IBM and making a multimillion-dollar mistake. Apparently, the executive immediately approached then-CEO Thomas J. Watson, Jr., and tendered his resignation. Watson refused to fire him, saying he had just spent millions of dollars educating him, so why would he let him go now?

World View: Focus on Nigeria

By Lexi Rifaat, Global Marketing Coordinator, Aperian Global
The history of what is now Nigeria goes back thousands of years, with evidence indicating that people have lived in this area of Africa since at least 9,000 B.C. Since gaining its independence from Great Britain in 1960, Nigeria has been ruled by a series of military coups interrupted by brief periods of democratic rule. Now a young democracy with a very recent constitution, Nigerians are still dealing with many years of political and social confusion.

Trainer Talk: The 30-Year View

By Bob Pike CSP, CPAE
USA Today recently celebrated its 30th birthday. That edition of the newspaper contained both a backward view for 30 years and a forward view. I read with a great deal of interest the forward view—especially when it started talking about education.
In a nutshell, the predictions are:

Training magazine Events: Exploring Three Impossibility Frontiers

By Tony O’Driscoll, Executive Director, Duke Corporate Education
As we set our sights on the Training 2013 conference in Orlando, we wondered what guidance Walt Disney himself might have for us.
What insights could Walt provide to help guide our unending quest to help organizations and the individuals working within them become the very best? Time and time again we kept coming back to a single quote of his: “It’s fun to do the impossible.”

Soapbox: The Information Battlefield

By Nate Kelly, Senior Strategist, Cerner Corporation
In 1970, Malcolm Knowles identified six characteristics of adult learners that became—and remain—the backbone of many Training departments’ learning strategy. In today’s learning environment, which resembles more of an information battlefield than a classroom, those characteristics might be the most important weapons trainers can wield as they compete for the time and attention of would-be learners.

Last Word: Fear... A Retention Nightmare

By Jeff Kortes, President, Human Asset Management LLC
In the last several weeks, managers I work with have told me people in their organizations are still fearful despite the fact that they have seen an improvement in business in the last year. So what is driving this fear?

How-To: Power Up Your Brainstorming

By Ross Tartell, Ph.D., Learning & Development Manager – North America, GE Capital Real Estate
You need new ideas. The pressure is on and the competition is tougher than ever. When the rate of external change exceeds the rate of internal change, it’s time to power up your brainstorming to generate creative ideas.
Traditional brainstorming has been around for decades. But new variations have developed on the old brainstorming theme. Here are three examples I have found useful. Try one of these approaches the next time ideas need to flow:

How to Create Lasting Change

By Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
Here are my suggestions about how to make change last:

Look at what you are doing now.

Make a decision to change one thing.

An excellent way to improve your current situation is to initially accept things the way they are. When you know where you are, you then can make thoughtful adjustments.

Stuck on Leadership

By Bob Parsanko and Paul Heagen Adam was stuck. The work to this point had been almost easy, familiar—and largely without obstacles. Three years into his first job as CEO, his place in life felt natural. He was just drawing on what had made him a success all along—talent and drive, a dash of charm, but more than anything, confidence.

Change Top-Down Leadership with “I Intend to…”

In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, site of one of America’s greatest military setbacks, the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe sat in wait. Within the tight confines of the ship toiled a crew plagued by low morale and poor performance. In a remarkable turn of events they soon would lead the fleet in most measures of combat effectiveness and create more future leaders than any other submarine.

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