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Leader and Social Media

Most of your employees are familiar with at least one social media site, whether that’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or another. Understanding how to use these platforms to build relationships with new and prospective customers—and even colleagues—is essential these days.

Social media is more than a collaboration and marketing tool; it also can be a tool to develop leaders.

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This year, the youngest of the Baby Boomer leaders will turn 61, and simple demographics assures that the need to replace the exodus of these aging leaders will accelerate rapidly over the next four to six years.

And is your organization doing enough to develop them?

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: STRATEGIC ONBOARDING—HELP NEW HIRES BELONG AND DELIVER RESULTS

When new hires choose your company as “the one,” it’s a big deal for them and you. And it’s personal. There’s nothing they want more than to belong — to fit in, understand their role, learn the ropes, and add value to the organization right away.

Because it’s personal, one-size onboarding isn’t going to work. Organizations should look at the new hire onboarding process as a complete experience. In fact, onboarding should begin from the moment the candidate says, “Yes.” That means personalizing the offer letter and pre-boarding experience and creating more than a task checklist about workspaces, computers, and paperwork. Strategic onboarding rapidly engages enthusiastic new hires into the life of the organization and keeps them continuously engaged with every career move or transition.

Why is it so important to get onboarding right?

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Conference Highlight: StrategicPlay

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Jacquie Lloyd Smith offers the ins and outs of StrategicPlay® with LEGO® bricks and why it works. How many times have you attended training or a meeting and thought it was a waste of time? Organizations in North America cannot afford to do this anymore. And life is too short to be bored by another PowerPoint or lecture about some discombobulated concept.

What’s an LMS? Part 1

By Glenn Drysdale, Training & Organizational Development Manager, Multi-Chem Recently, I embarked upon an adventure: implementing the first Learning Management System (LMS) in our company. It has been a rewarding venture, providing functionality we have needed for some time. The experience yielded many lessons that might be helpful for others. Here are some of the lessons we learned along the way.

Conference Highlight: Answer-Judging: Where eLearning Platforms Fall Short

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Ethan Edwards points out a tragic schism between in-person training and elearning, and offers a tool to bridge the gap. As instructors, we all know that the best learning occurs when learners are challenged, make mistakes, get specific individualized instructional feedback, and then get the opportunity to practice.

Supercompetent Speaking: Top 10 Dress-for-Speaking-Success Tips

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP Nature has programmed human beings to assess strangers almost instantly for threat or value. While this capacity is less important today than it was a few thousand years ago, our biology hasn’t yet caught up to our culture. In a very real sense, then, style often trumps substance—especially in environments where people only have a few minutes to get to know you.

Conference Highlight: Success with eLearning: The Missing Ingredients

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker John Castaldi shares the lessons from school we forgot to bring with us. As we transition from instructor-led training to self-paced elearning, we’ve forgotten two vital principles—structure and social rewards. Somehow, these important components for learning were, literally, left in the classroom.

Conference Highlight: Daniel Pink Animation

This RSAnimate video illustrates, literally, the principles in Drive by Daniel Pink, a Training 2012 keynote speaker. Want to know more about motivating your clients and co-workers? It's not too late to join us at the Training 2012 Conference & Expo!    

Entrepreneur’s Notebook

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist How organizations start out and what they become are decidedly different concepts. Mistakes, niche orientation, and lack of planning lead businesses to failure. Like trees, most organizations seemingly look the same...yet, they can shed leaves, wither, and die while nobody notices.

Conference Highlight: Are You Tactical or Strategic?

Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Rich Horwath explains four themes and the most important level of strategy. Do you get it? Translation: Are you strategic? How often have you overheard a group talking about a leader and saying, “She/he just doesn’t get it”? Do they say that about you?

Create an Uplifting Service Culture

By Kristy Westfall Moyer, Signature Worldwide Want to get the best from your employees? Create an environment where customer service isn’t just the name of the game—it’s a way of life.

Digging Deeper: Learning Systems

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This Week in Training: February 6th—10th

  This Week in Training: February 6th—10th Everything from new articles on our website to new webinars in our social learning community, get a preview of this week’s activity at Training magazine.

Verity Credit Union Develops Future Leaders

By Margery Weinstein When Verity Credit Union wanted to ensure the development and retention of its highest performers, it implemented the Future Leaders Program. The kick-off of this program was formally announced at an all-staff meeting. Participation was limited to the top 10 percent of employees. To select these top 10 percent, employees could be nominated in one of four ways:

Conference Highlight: The Reframing Meeting

  In the third of three posts, Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Dick Handshaw talks about establishing your position as a strategic partner.

What a Synergist Is and Why You Should Care

By Les McKeown If you’re involved with any group of people who are trying to achieve common goals—whether by leading a Fortune 500 company or volunteering part-time at a kid’s soccer league—you soon become acutely aware that those goals will be achieved only through the work of the people in the group. Put simply, organizations don’t succeed in and of themselves—they succeed only through individuals,working in groups and teams.

Conference Highlight: The Good Company

Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Laurie Bassi created this video in promotion of her book, Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era. She will present at the Monday morning plenary session. Join us to learn more about how integral trainers will be to the emergence of “good companies.”    

The (Frustrating) Quest for Gender Diversity

By Caroline Turner Although women have made much progress in reaching the leadership levels of business, the progress is disappointing—and stalled. What is so stubborn about this issue? Why aren’t more women making it to (and staying at) the top? The answer may be in becoming more aware of why women leave and of what they bring to the table.

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While editing one of the articles, “Lessons for New L&D Leaders,” for this issue, I read something that struck a chord: “When meeting with peers and up-line colleagues, ask: ‘How can I help you

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