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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.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: One Nevada Credit Union’s Compass Training

Compass Training is the first stop on a new employee’s journey at One Nevada Credit Union’s ONCUniversity. Attendees receive information about ONCU’s products and services and successful sales techniques, participate in ONCU-themed games, and are paired with a MAP coach.

Is “Workplace Wellness” a Lie?

According to a new study, 39 wellness-related outcomes were measured, from sick days to health-care spending. The researchers found no significant effect in 37 of the 39 outcomes.

August 2018’s Top Reads

More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you August’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Is Your Company Creating Good Citizens?

A recent study suggests that employees who feel oppressed in the workplace may be deterred from participating in their local civic life.

5 Things Your Buyers Won’t Tell You When You Lose

Many top salespeople are unconsciously competent in that selling is intuitive for them. So calls flow without giving thought to the skills being applied. If and when top sellers accept management positions, they often struggle because they can’t teach things that come naturally to them.

The Future of Employee Training Is Hybrid Learning

The hybrid classroom looks much like a typical classroom, except the last row of the room comprises remote attendees who appear as videoconferencing squares on large monitors. These participants can see, hear, and interact with both the instructor and in-class peers.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Mastercard’s Anti-Corruption Investigation Docudrama

The company’s Global Talent and Development (GTD) and Anti-Corruption Investigation (ACI) teams released a film that recreates the story of Richard Bistrong—now chief executive of an anti-bribery consulting firm, who previously went to jail for violating U.S. anti-bribery and UK trade laws—and is interlaced with messages from Mastercard about its anti-bribery compliance best practices.

How Meaning at Work Defines a Good Life

When work is a place of shared meaning, employees invest in seeing something great come to fruition. Contribution is no longer about being “on the clock”—it’s about focusing on what matters.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Anomaly or Epidemic?

Between 2010 and 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more than 28,000 harassment charges and companies paid $125 million in sexual harassment penalties.


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