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Training Announces Winners of Its 2013 Emerging Training Leaders Awards

Minneapolis (March 28, 2013) –Training magazine named the winners of its 2013 Emerging Training Leaders awards, recognizing 25 training professionals who have been in the industry for two to 10 years and have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts.

Relationships and the Evolution of Corporate Learning

By the Brandon Hall Group Research Team With Valentine’s Day behind us and spring upon us, it’s a good time to talk about relationships. Well, maybe not those kinds of relationships, but rather the relationships that exist within your company’s learning ecosystem.

Whatメs Your Ideal Day?

By Jason Womack, MEd, MA, Founder and CEO, The Jason Womack Company “Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More” will show you how to make your best even better, how to achieve more in work and in life, and how to sustain those changes over time. I encourage you, before you even start reading Chapter 1, to write a first draft of one of your Ideal Days. Sit down, set a timer for 15 minutes, and write. Begin by writing about that portion of the day when you know you have a lot of energy and do your best work.

Winning the Training Game

By Steve Sims, Vice President, Production and Professional Services, Badgeville, The Behavior Platform

8 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships

By Liggy Webb The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.—Theodore Roosevelt One of the most profound experiences we can have in our lives is the connection we have with other human beings. Positive and supportive relationships will help us to feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives. So here are a few tips to help you to develop more positive and healthy relationships in all areas of your life:

10 Tips for Successful Remote or Overseas Recruiting

By Ziv Eliraz, Founder and CEO, Zao Hiring the right people at the right time can be a challenge, particularly if you’re expanding operations into a remote location or overseas. It’s important to get every hiring decision right, but bringing new employees onboard takes on additional significance as the company expands into new areas, where newly hired staff will make the company’s first impression in the region. Here are 10 tips to help you make the right choices.

Platitudes in Organizations

By Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati What better way to start a book that takes a critical look at all the messed up stuff going on in organizations than with the cult movie Mystery Men, starring Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, and William H. Macey.

Creating the Leader Who Connects

ByAchim Nowak, Founder and President, Influens When we train business leaders on their communication skills, we tend to train on how to use language that is precise. Tell stories that resonate. Ask questions that deepen a conversation. Demonstrate listening. For good measure, we throw in a chat about the importance of clear body language.

Development Planning at Discover Financial Services

Edited by Margery Weinstein Discover Financial Services describes its strategy for development as “comprehensive and across all levels of the organization.” It is driven directly from Discover’s company-wide People Goal: Increase employee development and engagement while retaining top performers.

Strategies and Tactics for Teamwork at The Edge

Imagine navigating a tiny boat through a sudden, violent storm at sea—with winds roaring at nearly 100 mph and waves soaring to 80 feet—to not only survive, but triumph over formidable competitors in one of the world’s toughest ocean races. It’s a feat claimed by the crew of the AFR Midnight Rambler, overall winner of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart—the most treacherous and tragic race to date in the six-decade history of Australia’s iconic competition.

How to Close the Deal?

By Kristy Westfall Moyer, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide I recently started the process of buying a new car. I can hear all the moans out there already! No one likes this process. As a sales and service trainer, my job is to inspire and train people on how to create legendary experiences for their customers to increase loyalty and close sales. I have been teaching these concepts for so long that they now are part of my DNA.

Game-Based E-Learning Produces Results

By Bryan L. Austin, Chief Game Changer, Game On! Learning I’ve had the good fortune to spend most of my career in the corporate training space, primarily working for e-learning solution providers to corporations and government organizations around the world. One of the biggest challenges of e-learning has been that employees often don’t complete the training because they don’t find it engaging, relevant, or worth their time. Three of the most vexing questions for talent development professionals when launching training initiatives online are:

From Learning to Performing (Part 2)

By Neil Shorney, Director, Naturally Sales Ltd. Congratulations! You’ve just found the perfect training program for your employees! It covers everything they need to know, and just the right level of detail, and the trainer is great. Sure, it was expensive, but you get what you pay for. Well, sort of... What you’re paying for is most likely three days of a trainer’s time in a classroom, a nice lunch for your team, and some course materials to take away afterward and put on the bookshelf in case they’re ever needed.

Dialogue and Empowerment Trump Action Planning

By Christopher Rice, Fraser Marlow, and Mary Ann Masarech Don’t expect an initiative to do a human’s job. Engagement is a personal equation, and managers must play a role in helping each employee solve it. Your best managers already understand this, as do many of the leaders we’ve interviewed. They’re not waiting for survey data to shape what they do. They don’t make engagement a once-a-year priority, distinct from what they do the rest of the time. They always manage their teams with an eye toward results and engagement.


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