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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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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.

The Agony and the Ecstasy—Building Innovation Capability

By Peter Mulford, Executive Vice President, BTS Does your organization have the managerial know-how to innovate? If so, do your managers know the behaviors they must change in order to cultivate a culture of innovation? For most companies, in our experience, the answer is no. And the problem is neither a lack of resources nor of creativity itself, but of management capability—specifically, the capability to convert new ideas into value creation. The good news is that building innovation capability is not easy, but it can be done. Here’s how.

You Like Me, Right? I Mean Really Like Me?

By Julie Bennett, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide We want our clients to like us. Sometimes we assume they like us, or that we satisfy, delight, inspire, them—add in your word du jour. But do we know and can we ask? It’s always nice to check in and confirm what we know—in all of our relationships. Head off a small problem before it’s a big one. And just like being thanked—it’s always appreciated.

Conference Highlight: Dan Pink on the Surprising Science of Motivation

How can you help clients and co-workers use the training you’ve spent hours preparing? Dan Pink, a Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker, shares the surprising truth about what motivates us. This fascinating presentation covers everything from out-of-the-box thinking to economic reform—well worth watching!

Nurturing the Learning Tree

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist Organizations are populated with individuals who possess a plethora of education, skills, and talents. Companies are composed of human beings, who bring their culturalization (or lack of it) to the job. Thus, they set the pace for the tree (company) in question. Business professionals are the sum of their life experiences. People, like organizations, develop, grow, and thrive. If not, they are of little market value in a career.

Supercompetent Speaking: Reading Your Audience

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP A good speech adapts to meet an audience’s needs. Good speakers maintain awareness of the audience throughout the entire presentation and make adjustments as necessary. How do you know if your audience is “with” you? What is your audience thinking and feeling? How do you read them? This doesn’t require telepathy, just a type of sensory intelligence derived from careful attention and experience.

The Alphabet of Good Coaches: Part 1

By Bruce D. Stasch, Marketing Manager, Work Effects There are many different types of coaches out there, each claiming to be the best at what they do and promising to make you successful. What sets a good coach apart from an ineffective one? Educational background and experience are not enough. When looking for a coach, here are the first 12 of 26 characteristics every good one must possess to be effective (the remaining 14 characteristics will be revealed in Part 2 of this article posting January 16):

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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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