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Successful Store Managers at Dollar General

By Margery Weinstein Dollar General Corporation doesn’t leave the leadership of its stores to chance. The company’s signature program is designed to ensure that newly hired or promoted Store Managers (SMs) are trained to achieve operational excellence—to achieve “Retail Excellence, Every Day.”

What’s an LMS? Part 2

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. The first article (http://trainingmag.com/article/what%E2%80%99s-lms-part-1) looked at identifying needs, making the business case, choosing a vendor, and obtaining senior leadership buy-in. Here in Part 2, we look at implementation, software training, internal marketing, and user adoption.

New Article: Reward in Real Time

  By Robert Vetere When you train a puppy, you say, “Good dog!” and immediately hold out a treat. If you wait too long, you lose your chance to reinforce good behavior. This principle is important to remember when you’re training employees, as well. The best management advice I have to offer: Don’t wait for the end-of-the-year annual review. Instead hand out your treats on the spot.

Reward in Real Time

By Robert Vetere When you train a puppy, you say, “Good dog!” and immediately hold out a treat. If you wait too long, you lose your chance to reinforce good behavior. This principle is important to remember when you’re training employees, as well. The best management advice I have to offer: Don’t wait for the end-of-the-year annual review. Instead hand out your treats on the spot.

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You may be locked in the office or stuck at home, but thanks to social media, you don't have to miss a minute (literally) of the Training 2012 conference & Expo. Follow us on Twitter at @TrainingMagUS to catch session and trade show highlights. Here are a few of our favorites.

Training magazine Ranks 2012 Top 125 Organizations

Excelsior, MN (February 14, 2012)—Telecommunications company Verizon rang in the New Year by capturing the No. 1 spot on the Training Top 125 for the first time in 2012. Farmers Insurance claimed the No. 2 spot, while Top 5 newcomers Miami Children’s Hospital, Mohawk Industries, and McDonald’s nabbed Nos. 3, 4, and 5, respectively.

This Week in Training: February 13th—17th

  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.

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!    

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