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L&D A-Team

A former police officer, actor, lawyer, recruiter, military leader, CIA leader, and other “non-traditional” Learning professionals are all part of the Learning and Development (L&D) team at Talent Plus, an international management consulting firm headquartered in Lincoln, NE.

Non-traditional hires can build strong, innovative Learning and Development (L&D) teams, bringing a wealth of skills and perspectives that can help L&D transition from a developer and deliverer of learning to a coach and consultant for the business.


Millennials expect a lot from coaches. Catered to by parents, this generation also expects their employers to be empathetic to their causes, concerns, and world views.

Most advice about managing Millennials focuses on the wrong things, experts say—often meaningless differences between people rather than the massive number of things we have in common, namely, that we all are individuals who want to grow and feel valuable.


Teenagers can be effective employees with the proper training. Business-people around the world share tips on how to transform the inexperienced teen worker into a valuable business asset.

1. Recruit

Teenage employees can be valuable business assets— with the right training and oversight. They also will be the business leaders of tomorrow, so it’s in companies’ best interests to provide a positive workplace introduction.

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Growing Your Business with Powerful Intention

“Conquer Your Year” is organized into 12-week sprints that set you up to achieve a major goal in your business and make time for personal growth, too, in areas such as adventure, health, giving, and learning.

March 2017’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 March’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Is Fulfillment Part of Your Learning Equation?

In a Metrus Institute study of fulfilled versus unfulfilled people, continuous learning was a major factor mentioned by so many of the fulfilled people—those who felt productive and energized at work.

4 Tips to Get Started Creating Video

Although it’s easier to keep doing what you’ve always done, resist the ease of falling into old habits (like putting off that gym membership). You’ll be amazed at what you can create, and how effective your videos will be.

3 Steps to Creating a C-Suite and CEO Brand

According to one Burson-Marsteller study, close to 50 percent of a company’s reputation can be attributed to the standing of its CEO. Like it or not, today’s senior executives have been precast in the role of Chief Brand Ambassador—leaving many organizations wondering just how to make the CEO brand a reality.

Is There a Good Way to Disagree at Work?

One rule of thumb is to try and keep emotions in check—if one person gets upset, it will only elevate the pressure in the room, pushing others to also raise their tempers.

What Hamilton Has in Common With Your Classroom

Like the theater, the classroom is one of the last places people put their phones away, and one of the last places where we have a common experience together. And just like in the theater, our classrooms are filled with people of diverse races, religious backgrounds, and generations.

Rising Above the Turbulence: A Meditation for the New Year

To meet the aspirations we have for both our personal and professional lives, we must pay attention to our higher selves. In other words, we must be clear about what nourishes our souls, hearts, and minds.

Inclusivity: No More Hidden Figures

We are living in a time when prejudice of many kinds is becoming normalized. If businesses want to thrive in our hyper-competitive world, they need talent, talent, and more talent. That means inclusive cultures must be the norm.

What Is the Price of Bored Employees?

Actively disengaged employees cost the United States from $483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity, according to the Gallup organization’s newly released 2017 State of the American Workplace report.


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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

As I was editing this issue’s cover story on non-traditional Learning and Development (L&D) teams ("Creating an L&D A-Team"), I realized Training magazine’s small team is a case in

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Spring is—finally—in the air.

By Lorri Freifeld

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