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Mindfulness training is making its way into the corporate world. More than just a stress management tool for busy executives, the act of becoming aware and centered now is seen as a valuable business skill.

Mindfulness long has been touted as a stress-relief tool. Is there a practical case for teaching all employees the ancient art of calming one’s mind to address business objectives?

Learner Experience

The learner experience may be as important to Learning and Development (L&D) as the user experience is to software companies. In fact, it’s a key factor in determining whether L&D remains relevant.

Once bounded by the duration and content of specific courses, the learner experience is growing to include the overall learning environment within the organization. That means efforts before, during, and after the training must be considered to help ensure learning can be sustained and retained.

Breaking Bad Habits

Procrastination, micromanagement, and tardiness are just a few of the bad habits your workforce—and you—might struggle with.

Work routines become so ingrained in us, it’s hard to change, but training yourself, and your employees, to instill better habits can create a more robust workforce.

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Maintaining Your Investment: How to Keep Rising Stars

It is in companies’ best interest to make sure they are engaging and cultivating talented executives, such as directors and senior managers, with training, work/life balance and the right kind of communication.

A Serving Leader’s Ego

The Serving Leader handles his or her own ego because the best results come from genuine teamwork. The leader turns the pyramid onto its head in order to serve others.

From Military Service to Data Analyst

How veterans are successfully applying their technological and leadership-based skill sets to serve as data analysts within some of the largest industries.

Trust Lessons from the “Love Lab”

Our days are full of “requests for connections,” both at home and at work. How we respond is a critical factor in creating a climate of trust.

The Gift of Motivation

Some thoughts for holiday celebrations that hold employees’ interest, and offer a value-add, such as education, bonding, or a contribution to the community.

Tackling Unconscious Bias: A Comic Strip Says 1,000 Words

With so much dry and unengaging content to slog through on a daily basis, comic strips are a light-hearted break to more serious work reading, and a way to get the deeper message across with almost limitless creative ways to use imagery, visual tone, and color to communicate the concept.

Are You a Boss or Are You Bossy?

An analysis of 20 years of 360-degree feedback data suggests that bossiness is a significant factor in career derailment. Here are some tips to change your workplace reputation and avoid being perceived as bossy.

Top 7 Tips to Engage Millennial Workers

According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016, “Businesses must adjust how they nurture loyalty among Millennials or risk losing a large percentage of their workforces. Here are some ways to do that.

Teaching Proactive Learning

What is the best way to “build strong thinking muscles”? Exercise them regularly. That means studying information, practicing technique, and contemplating multiple competing perspectives.


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Training Top 125

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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I have a bad habit of not being “in the moment.” Instead, I tend to think too far ahead, trying to plan for every possible contingency—one of the hazards of being an editor (and a Virgo), I’m told.

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