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Training magazine’s Training Top 125 Award winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. 2019 winners will be announced in November 2018.
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The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have encouraged millions of people worldwide to share stories of sexual harassment. Organizations are grappling with how best to learn from past mistakes and redefining strategies to prevent harassment.


These stars set a shining example for their organizations.

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Total 2018 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—declined 6.4 percent to $87.6 billion, according to Training magazine's 2018 Training Industry Report.

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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 or call 800.328.7937.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: ArcBest’s Truckload Phase Training

New employees filling customer support specialist, truckload fulfillment coordinator, solutions coordinator, and truckload account manager positions receive training in small, easy-to-comprehend segments delivered via a blended approach that includes instructor-led classes and on-the-job training.

Training for Millennials and Beyond

Training Millennials makes for a great, high-energy session. But it should not be a training event—it needs to be an experience for them.

Going Title-Less

It is a big leap to ditch titles in an organization. But you might be surprised how doing so can change your mindset about your teammates and where they fit without your organizational structure.

How Much “Emotional Labor” Does Your Job Require?

The requirement of calibrating emotions to keep others comfortable sometimes is referred to as “emotional labor.” At any organizations, women often are held to a different, more nitpicky standard of emotional calibration or labor than men.

Training Insights Episode 29: From Kiosk to VP

Episode 29 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, features a chat with Joel Rackham about his amazing story that took him from working at a mall kiosk to the corporate boardroom (as VP of sales) in less than a year. The global vice president of Strategic Accounts at MarketStar offers insight into training a sales organization to be a high-performing sales machine.

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Changing History to Herstory

We all know bias and discrimination should be unacceptable in the workplace. But it happens. It takes brains, heart, and spirit to change the trajectory of those moments from history to herstory.

October 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 October’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Retrain Decision Leeches

How can you retrain others to do their fair share of decision-making? Try this. When someone asks for your help with a decision, push it back to him or her. If other people have entrenched habits of leaning on you, you may have to be quite direct.

Compliance Training’s Impact

More than half of companies in Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 Learning Strategy Study identify compliance training as a high priority for Learning & Development, more than even job-specific skills or leadership development.

How to Flip Your Failure

Reframe every failure as a learning opportunity. Think of your failure as feedback. It’s a data point that tells you what doesn’t work. Now you know what not to do, so you’re free to try something different.

The Anatomy of Mindfulness

There are two key qualities of mindfulness—focus and awareness. Focus is the ability to concentrate on a task at hand for an extended period of time with ease. Awareness is the ability to make wise choices about where to focus your attention.

6 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Learning/Training Partner

External training companies can be beneficial for big companies with internal training teams, as well as small companies with no internal training department. Finding the right solution and partner (not provider) is paramount in the success of any training initiative.


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