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Nothing was noticeably wrong when energy utility consulting firm E Source launched its culture survey in 2017. “We weren’t trying to fix anything,” recalls VP of Operations Kym Wootton. Yet, it turns out that things actually did need fixing. The survey revealed gaps between employees’ ideal corporate culture and the E Source culture.

A look at what organizations can do to help employees love their work and propel themselves and their companies to success.

Training magazine is bringing its popular Innovations in Training (IIT) event to Dublin, Ireland, from November 7 to 9, in conjunction with the World Conference on Online Learning that takes place from November 3 to 7 at the Dublin Convention Centre.

Training magazine’s Innovations in Training Dublin will showcase new approaches to learning at work during a field trip November 7 to 9.

My father, management expert Ken Blanchard, recently celebrated his 80th birthday and released the newly revised third edition of the bestselling “Leading at a Higher Level.” As a part of the review and revision process, we checked in on some of the assumptions we have been making about good leadership to see if they still hold true.

The latest research shows how critical it is for organizations to have managers who are prepared to be positive leaders—managers who actively encourage productivity, engagement, commitment, and performance.

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

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.”    

The (Frustrating) Quest for Gender Diversity

By Caroline Turner Although women have made much progress in reaching the leadership levels of business, the progress is disappointing—and stalled. What is so stubborn about this issue? Why aren’t more women making it to (and staying at) the top? The answer may be in becoming more aware of why women leave and of what they bring to the table.

New (and Re-Emerging) Trends in the Evolving Workplace

By Deb Busser, Partner, Essex Partners Some fundamental shifts are occurring in the workplace.   It appears little has changed, as those employees who have kept their jobs hunker down, try not to get noticed,and wait things out. But, in fact, the workplace continues to evolve.   New trends are emerging,and some old ones are coming back,too.      

Step Into the Benefits of Workplace Fitness

By Michael Rich

The Wellness Council of America reports a $24 return for every $1 spent on a company wellness program for small businesses. Furthermore, a 2005 survey by The Art of Health Promotionreported companies instituting employee health and wellness programs realized a 30 percent reduction in medical and absenteeism costs in less than four years.

To recognize these benefits and more, implement a workplace fitness program by following these simple steps:

Assessing Human Potential to Predict Future Success

By Roger Edwards, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting, Pilat HR Solutions When the economy is in turmoil, it’s important to retain talented individuals to maintain business momentum and survive through the tough times. Coming out of a recession, it’s even more essential to have skilled talent in the right job to support growth.

Conference Highlight: Tired of Taking Orders? Part I

  In the first of three posts, Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Dick Handshaw talks about the transition from “order taker” to “strategic partner.” Check back for posts two and three February 1st and 3rd. 

Want Higher Performance from Sales Teams?

By Sharon Daniels, CEO, AchieveGlobal Ultimately, all companies are in the business of sales. While goods and services vary from brand to brand, a company’s lifeblood is in the revenue generated from sales. That’s why it’s critical to consider what comprises an organization’s sales DNA—ranging from the talent of individual salespeople, to strength within the leadership ranks, to organizational structure.

Flipping the Classroom at Work

By Dan Cooper, CEO, ej4.com One of the standard creativity techniques is “reversal.” This is where you take some established idea, suggest the exact opposite, and then see what the potential benefits might be. It’s exactly what educators are doing with one of the most fundamental assumptions of classroom teaching.

Digging Deeper: Measuring the Success of Your eLearning Program

  Thanks to Brenda Quinney (Sales Training Manager at RSA) for this thought-provoking question, and to our LinkedIn Group members for their insightful answers. Q: How do you measure the success of your elearning program? Do you survey your learners? What questions do you ask?  

Yes, Salespeople Are Different—and So Is Training Them

By Ken Wax In surveys and interviews with training professionals, one group always stands out as being particularly challenging: salespeople. Here are 10 reasons why, and then 10 ways to work with those differences. By understanding their world, pressures, and what makes them tick, you can improve their experience in classes—and yours.

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We know that Training’s social media connections are our most valuable community members, so we are working hard to bring the conference within your reach. It is our pleasure to offer a $150 discount—more than 10%--off the conference registration cost, so you can join us in Atlanta this February.

Rethinking the Games People Play

By Jerry Klein, Senior Solution Design Strategist, Maritz Motivation Solutions We live in a world increasingly obsessed with games. From celebrity athletes performing before worshipful throngs to teenage boys lost in World of Warcraft, games engage and delight all ages. Businesses can capitalize on this trend toward play. Applying the mechanics of gaming to non-game activities can help to engage people in new and exciting ways.

Leadership Training that Makes a Difference

By Rosaria Hawkins, PhD, and Filomena Warihay, Ph.D. Leadership training is no small investment. The Leadership Development Fact Book reports an average annual expenditure of $500,000 per company on leadership development activities. The annual per participant cost of leadership training runs between $2,000 and $ 7,500 per person. For large corporations, that amounts to millions of dollars.

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