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Teamwork

Fact: Most feedback is delivered badly. Constructive input is tough to deliver, and even when intentions are good, it usually lands cold and prickly as straight-up criticism. And no one likes to be criticized.

For leaders in rapid ascent, feedback is vital. So why is feedback so rarely sought and given? Here’s how to ensure your fastest-growing leaders are getting the feedback they need.

Future Focus

With the youngest generation in the workforce even larger than the Baby Boomer generation, companies have a lot to do to keep up. According to population estimates released in April 2016 by the U.S. Census Bureau, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation.

Meeting next-generation workforce, learner, and L&D delivery system needs.

2016 Training Industry Report

Total 2016 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—remained flat, increasing only .05 percent to $70.65 billion, essentially matching last year's spending of $70.6 billion, according to Training magazine's 2016 Training Industry Report.

Total 2016 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—remained flat, increasing only .05 percent to $70.65 billion, essentially matching last year's spending of $70.6 billion, according to Training magazine's 2016 Training Industry Report.

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4 Principles of Communication

By Tim Rymel, M.Ed., President, Corporate Kindergarten As professional trainers, we are generally good about applying the basics when presenting or creating learning materials. We know how to use agendas, objectives, and examples, but did you know our learners are naturally wired to look for specific things during the learning process? According to researcher Paul Grice, there are four basic principles of communication that come naturally to us as humans:

Podcast: Insights on Manager Led Development of Employees

Only 45 percent of managers are effective at developing their direct reports. Research shows, however, that managers who ARE effective can improve staff performance by 25 percent and significantly increase retention/commitment. So, what makes the difference? Quite simply, manager-led development. Managers who deliberately help employees maximize the learning potential of every project while connecting them with proper training and other development opportunities offer the winning development combination.

Performance Management: The New Rules

By Elaine D. Pulakos, President, and Rose Mueller-Hanson, Manager, Leadership and Organizational Consulting Group, PDRI, an SHL Company

3 Leadership Lessons for 2012

By John Elsey, President and CEO, Forum Corporation Occupy Wall Street—a movement that consciously chose not to have “someone in charge”—taught us more than the fact that people are angry about the increasing disparities between the rich and the poor. As the CEO of a leadership development company, I found the global protests to be a fascinating case study in leadership at a time when the world needed it more than ever, whether in politics, social entrepreneurism, or business.

Webinar: The Trainer as Peak Performer

  Today's webinar presenters, Jean Barbazette and Maria Chilcote, share the implications of striving to be an effective trainer: If we hold the keys to unlocking performance within the organization, then WE need to be at our best as trainers! Consider how you can “train by example”:

Open Communication Boosts Profit

By Del Williams Mishandling communication can cost a manufacturer—from missed orders, quality issues, and running out of material to increased scrap, absenteeism, and turnover, to misunderstanding customer need and selling the wrong product. Separate silos of information can arise between functional departments, to the point where it’s almost necessary to introduce Engineering to Production and Sales to Accounting.

Training Gets More Social

By Lorri Freifeld, Editor, Trainingmagazine Training’s 2012 New Year’s resolution is to expand its presence throughout social media. This January, you will see rich content published on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+, all linking back to our new “Daily Update” tab on http://www.TrainingMag.com. To help you “join the conversation,” here are a few tips for a positive social media experience:

Building a Bridge to the Life You Want

By Rich Horwath Think about where you are today. Do you enjoy your job? Is your mind active and fully engaged? Are you physically healthy? Are your finances solid? Are your relationships inspiring and supportive? Now think about the bridge that led you to your current position. Was it planned and well thought-out, or was it more similar to Alaska’s infamous Gravina Island Bridge, often referred to as the $398 million “bridge to nowhere”?

Field Leader Training at SMUD

By Margery Weinstein Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Field Leader Training program was designed to develop leadership behaviors among Field foremen, who were not used to coaching staff. The driver for this customized program was the need to increase accountability, communication, feedback, and safety throughout the Field workforce. The initial effort consisted of three modules, each building on the last. Participants were expected to attend all three modules of training. The objectives for this program were:

The Alphabet of Good Coaches: Part 2

By Bruce D. Stasch, Marketing Manager, Work Effects In Part I of this article (http://trainingmag.com/article/alphabet-good-coaches-part-1), we discussed some attributes that make for a successful coach. Good coaches must have a positive attitude, a sense of determination, and an ability to help you to find an approach for even the most difficult situation with creativity and intelligence. This article will discuss 14 additional characteristics that set good coaches apart from unsuccessful ones.

Webinar Preview: Buried Alive: Human Productivity in the 21st Century

  This clever metaphor from Franklin Covey captures the essence of being buried alive in too many responsibilities--many of them not even important. Ever been assigned more than you could possibly accomplish? Chances are you can relate. Use this video to open a department meeting or client evaluation. It will leave your beleaguered audience craving a solution.

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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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The stars were aligned for Training’s 2016 Online Learning Conference (OLC) and the 2016 Top Training Videos (Ttv) Awards Ceremony held in September in Chicago. And I mean that literally!

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