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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.

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.


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?

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What Happens When Women Lead?

Many speculate that more women at the helm in more companies means more opportunities throughout companies for women.

How to Spot Ideal Team Players

A team full of people who are humble, hungry, and smart will get more done in less time and with far fewer distractions.

Video or Image: The Existential Question

It’s not necessarily a matter of one solution being right and the other wrong. It comes down to the utility and function of both images and videos, the goal of the training, and the audience.

Training Best Practices at A. O. Smith University

For more than a year, water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith has been Webcasting live and recorded training classes for plumbing contractors as part of the company’s new training initiative called A. O. Smith University.

En Garde! An HR Experience

Tales from an HR manager, including dealing with a knife-wielding employee who’s just been fired (for cause).

Trait 12: Taking the Necessary Risks

The objective isn’t just to take risks; it’s to get results. But that often can’t happen unless you are willing to place your bets on different strategies and tactics, understanding that the chance of failure is always present.

Art as Data: Training the Brain to “See”

What captures our attention often is the new, the different, but is that the information that matters? We often miss the simple, straightforward, and familiar.

Are You Ready for Workforce 2017?

“2017 will be the year of musical chairs,” believes leadership expert Roberta Matuson, who believes employees will jump from organization to organization searching for what she calls “Nirvana.”

Bridging the Gap: Improving Intergenerational Communication

With so many people of different ages being asked to work together, there are bound to be a few bumps in the road. A lack of respect between generations often can flare up if individuals focus on each other’s differences rather than the strengths and skills each generation brings.

A Story of Discrimination…Yes, I Am Judging You

In corporate America, people rarely give us feedback on the “little” things that matter—like how we look or how we make them feel. But they discriminate based on these things—silently.


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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.

From the Editor

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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Spectacular. Impressive. Dazzling.

Spring is—finally—in the air.

By Lorri Freifeld