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Girl and Boy Scouts demonstrate life skills and perform service activities in pursuit of merit badges. Military personnel earn badges of honor with acts of valor. Employees may receive ID badges with additional privileges or access when they are promoted. Even today’s fitness trackers provide badges for steps taken and miles logged.

How organizations can use badging to encourage learning and generate results.

deep dive

Learning management systems have tremendous capacity for obtaining and storing data about your learners and your organization. But how easy is it for you to access that information, and how adept are you at using it?

Super Portal

Learning portals are assumed to have superhero qualities that, in a perfect world, let them overcome learning challenges in a single bound and demolish roadblocks with bolts of logic. In a perfect world, each learning portal would be as intuitive as Amazon and as searchable as Google. Achieving those goals isn’t easy, but it is possible.

How to turn your learning portal into a superhero that vanquishes training challenges.

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Front-Line Management 101: Change Your 10%

When I was in the military, I was taught to “change your 10%”—which means to focus on the areas of your job and your life you can control, the ones you can affect and change.

Your Office May Be Like a Bus Depot

How can we use the many communication tools we have available in our offices to keep everyone in the loop about employee comings and goings, temporary employees, and visitors to the office?

5 Ways to Prime the Learning Pump with Curiosity

Curiosity opens the door to learning. It creates an appetite for and receptivity to new ideas. It transforms routine activities into relevant, performance-enhancing opportunities.

The 24/7 Professional

You represent yourself and your company 24/7, not just from 9 to 5. Your actions outside of work can affect you at work.

Use Games To Practice Strategic Thinking

The well-defined goal and distraction-free environment within the game space create a rich incubator for fostering skills such as preparing for the unexpected, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Productive vs. Generative Learning

As we move from a “find-it-out” world to a “figure-it-out” one, our focus must shift from increasing the efficiency of productive learning in the classroom to also enabling the effectiveness of generative learning in the workplace.

Confronting Racism in Organizations

Organizations that are willing to have courageous conversations about racism gain from having a more engaged and committed workforce where everyone feels they belong.

Focus on the Czech Republic

While individualism is valued in the Czech culture, teaming and collaboration are expected in the training classroom.

Sticky Notes: The Human Element

No matter how complex and sophisticated training technology may become, to my mind, the most powerful training technology will always be the human element. What are the best ways to optimize the human element in training?

More Work But Less Stress

Top-rated employees are three times more valuable to their managers than the average employee, according to a new study from VitalSmarts, led by New York Times best-selling author David Maxfield, that surveyed nearly 1,600 managers and employees. And despite the fact that they are responsible for 61 percent of the total work done in their departments, they actually have work habits that reduce their stress levels.

Digitally Mature Organizations Are Talent Magnets

Overcoming aversion to risk is one of the most important characteristics of digitally native companies, according to a new study released by MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and Deloitte Digital.

If the Badge Fits…

I feel like a failure if I don’t clock 10,000 steps by the time I go to bed. That got me to wondering about whether badging has a similar motivating effect when it comes to corporate training.

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Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2014)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, today announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

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When my husband suggested we get Fitbits earlier this year, I demurred. “I walk the same three-mile route every day,” I said. “I don’t need a fitness tracker to know how many steps I’ve taken.”

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