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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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The Future of Training Is Already Here

By Daniel Burrus, Founder and CEO, Burrus Research Over the next five years, training and education won’t just change; it’ll transform. What’s the difference? Changing means continuing to do essentially the same thing, only introducing some variation in degree. Transformation means doing something utterly and radically different. For example, moving our music from cassette tape to CD was simply a change. But going from a CD to having all your music in digital format on your smart phone and with you at all times was a transformation.

Loews Hotels’ Secret to Being a Good Neighbor

By Margery Weinstein Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor program, recently recognized by Condé Nast, is moving into its third decade as the longest tenured hospitality corporate responsibility program.

7 Steps to Add Mobile Training to Your Distance Learning Strategy

By Brendan Cournoyer, Content Marketing Manager, Brainshark, Inc. With smartphones and tablets having drastically changed the way business professionals consume information, you no longer have to work remotely to be considered “mobile.”

Creating High-Performance Teams

By Bruce Hodes, Founder, CMI Performance within groups typically does not just happen. For a group to really perform well, it needs practice. The group needs to understand the best way to organize itself for performance. This concept is commonly understood by sports teams and the military. They clearly see the need to give groups opportunities to practice. Boot Camps for the military and pre-season workouts for sports teams are the norm.

Creative Writing’s Role in E-Learning

ByJustin Gold, Instructional Designer, InfoPro Learning, Inc. “Maintaining a culture that respects the contributions and dignity of all employees is vital to our organization and is everyone’s responsibility.”—Preventing Workplace Harassment for Employees

Case Study: Accelerating New Employee Productivity at Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

When Jim Sokolowski arrived at Savvis Communications in 2010 to begin as director of Global Learning and Leadership Development, the company was experiencing double-digit growth, along with a change in senior leadership that brought a renewed commitment to human capital as a strategic enabler and competitive advantage. The challenge was to effectively build the organization’s learning function from the ground up. Taking on such an effort brought up the question of where to start as there were plenty of obvious places that demanded attention.

Relationship Selling—It’s Elementary!

By Barbara Randi, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide A few months back, I was privy to a conversation between a customer (client/guest) and a service representative (rep). It was obvious who was in charge. Although the customer, I will call him “Bill,” lacked knowledge of the item he was looking to purchase, he alone maintained control of the call and the so-called conversation. He asked the questions, receiving one-word answers. Quickly, the rep delivered some of the information the caller needed—the price of the item. Then he hung up.

Inside, Outside, Upside Down

By Devora Zack I’ve been informed by my readers that you want to chat about how our other favorite personality dimension—introversion and extroversion—affects management style.

How to Save 90 Minutes a Day

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP Chapter One Tip Sheet: Determine What to Do How do you know what to work on? 1. At the end of every workday, take a moment to ask yourself: Was I productive today, or did I just stay busy? 2. Would you like it if people gossiped about you? No? Then stop gossiping about them. It’s a hurtful waste of your time.

5 Steps to Premeditated Selling

By Steve Gielda and Kevin Jones In “A Premeditated Selling Process,” we will show you how to develop a sales plan for each unique opportunity inside your accounts, using a five-step process that has proven itself successful. This process evaluates a sales opportunity from various angles, providing you insight into your situation and ideas for moving forward. Each step provides tools to help you analyze an opportunity and gather the information you need to make your next move. The five steps of the Premeditated Selling Process are:

Understanding the Value of Development to Your Workforce

Meeting the staffing challenges of the future is paramount for any organization. In the current business environment, we’ve heard a lot about unemployment and jobs not being available, but as the economy continues to recover, the next challenge for companies is going to be the widening talent gap and changing workforce demographics before a possible war for talent begins.

Social Learning: Trend or Transformation?

By The Training Top 10 Hall of Fame Social networking became the rallying cry for a generation that connects over the Internet as easily as previous generations communicated over the telephone. In fact, many Millennials entering the workforce actually prefer social media to spoken conversations. Now, savvy trainers are leveraging the technologies that enable Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and blogs, among other options, to deliver learning—not just because they can, but because using specific media supports their training goals.

Transforming Innovators in the Workspace

By Arupa Tesolin, Owner, Intuita There’s a big difference between the kind of innovation that works best for growing companies and what works for start-ups and inventors. The trick is to know what parameters you are working with. Trainers who grasp this and know how to speak the language of innovation will win big. Blue Sky Innovation

Doing More with More in the Retail Industry

By K.C. Blonski, Senior Director, Travel, Leisure, & Retail Markets, AchieveGlobal The current recession has brought about many changes in the American retail landscape—including fewer new store openings, slower customer traffic, and greater migration to online shopping. Experiences within stores have evolved, as well; the average store has fewer employees on the floor, longer lines, and less merchandise. These shifts in experiences are clear signals that in the recession many retailers have outsourced the retail experience to their customers.

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