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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.

Conference Highlight: The Performance Consulting Model

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Gabriel Urrea offers a case study on improving customer service satisfaction. Challenge: “Our customer service scores are not going in the right direction so we need nationwide training as soon as possible.”

Conference Highlight: StrategicPlay

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Jacquie Lloyd Smith offers the ins and outs of StrategicPlay® with LEGO® bricks and why it works. How many times have you attended training or a meeting and thought it was a waste of time? Organizations in North America cannot afford to do this anymore. And life is too short to be bored by another PowerPoint or lecture about some discombobulated concept.

What’s an LMS? Part 1

By Glenn Drysdale, Training & Organizational Development Manager, Multi-Chem Recently, I embarked upon an adventure: implementing the first Learning Management System (LMS) in our company. It has been a rewarding venture, providing functionality we have needed for some time. The experience yielded many lessons that might be helpful for others. Here are some of the lessons we learned along the way.

Conference Highlight: Answer-Judging: Where eLearning Platforms Fall Short

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Ethan Edwards points out a tragic schism between in-person training and elearning, and offers a tool to bridge the gap. As instructors, we all know that the best learning occurs when learners are challenged, make mistakes, get specific individualized instructional feedback, and then get the opportunity to practice.

Supercompetent Speaking: Top 10 Dress-for-Speaking-Success Tips

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP Nature has programmed human beings to assess strangers almost instantly for threat or value. While this capacity is less important today than it was a few thousand years ago, our biology hasn’t yet caught up to our culture. In a very real sense, then, style often trumps substance—especially in environments where people only have a few minutes to get to know you.

Conference Highlight: Success with eLearning: The Missing Ingredients

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker John Castaldi shares the lessons from school we forgot to bring with us. As we transition from instructor-led training to self-paced elearning, we’ve forgotten two vital principles—structure and social rewards. Somehow, these important components for learning were, literally, left in the classroom.

Conference Highlight: Daniel Pink Animation

This RSAnimate video illustrates, literally, the principles in Drive by Daniel Pink, a Training 2012 keynote speaker. Want to know more about motivating your clients and co-workers? It's not too late to join us at the Training 2012 Conference & Expo!    

Entrepreneur’s Notebook

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist How organizations start out and what they become are decidedly different concepts. Mistakes, niche orientation, and lack of planning lead businesses to failure. Like trees, most organizations seemingly look the same...yet, they can shed leaves, wither, and die while nobody notices.

Conference Highlight: Are You Tactical or Strategic?

Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Rich Horwath explains four themes and the most important level of strategy. Do you get it? Translation: Are you strategic? How often have you overheard a group talking about a leader and saying, “She/he just doesn’t get it”? Do they say that about you?

Create an Uplifting Service Culture

By Kristy Westfall Moyer, Signature Worldwide Want to get the best from your employees? Create an environment where customer service isn’t just the name of the game—it’s a way of life.

Digging Deeper: Learning Systems

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This Week in Training: February 6th—10th

  This Week in Training: February 6th—10th Everything from new articles on our website to new webinars in our social learning community, get a preview of this week’s activity at Training magazine.

Verity Credit Union Develops Future Leaders

By Margery Weinstein When Verity Credit Union wanted to ensure the development and retention of its highest performers, it implemented the Future Leaders Program. The kick-off of this program was formally announced at an all-staff meeting. Participation was limited to the top 10 percent of employees. To select these top 10 percent, employees could be nominated in one of four ways:

Conference Highlight: The Reframing Meeting

  In the third of three posts, Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Dick Handshaw talks about establishing your position as a strategic partner.

What a Synergist Is and Why You Should Care

By Les McKeown If you’re involved with any group of people who are trying to achieve common goals—whether by leading a Fortune 500 company or volunteering part-time at a kid’s soccer league—you soon become acutely aware that those goals will be achieved only through the work of the people in the group. Put simply, organizations don’t succeed in and of themselves—they succeed only through individuals,working in groups and teams.

Conference Highlight: The Good Company

Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Laurie Bassi created this video in promotion of her book, Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era. She will present at the Monday morning plenary session. Join us to learn more about how integral trainers will be to the emergence of “good companies.”    

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