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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.

 
 
millenials

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.

teenage-employees

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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5 Ways to Keep Your New Employees Injury-Free

Research shows that new hires are more likely to be injured within the first year of employment than workers who have been with the company longer. In fact, the risk is even higher during a new employee’s first month on the job.

Does Being Ethical Just Mean Following the Rules?

To me, being truly ethical means striving to be more than just a rule follower. It means avoiding actions that create suffering for others you wouldn’t want to experience yourself.

Conversational Dashboard

Let’s say you find people are generally Resistors or Skeptics, and are in a closed state of mind. When this occurs, you will want to ask them a discovery question such as, “What would it take for you to feel more engaged or to want to co-create?”

Training to Complement Independent Businesses

When developing a training plan for an independent business, keep an open mind about methods, delivery, and content. This is your chance to be creative. Don’t throw the rulebook out the window, but feel free to tear out a few pages!

Manage Each Boss Differently

The best way to fine-tune your approach to each boss is to continually ask yourself six key questions about each one.

How to Keep the Consultant’s Perspective as an Internal Trainer

If we straddle the boundary between insider and outsider in our organizations, we can combine the informal authority, relationships, and professional credibility of the insider with the perspective and fresh thinking of the outsider, thus making us much more effective.

Drama Is Killing Us

Easy to sense and difficult to get a handle on, interpersonal drama is one of the most costly drains on relationships and productivity.

The Danger of Speaking the Same Language

When you speak a different language, you’re on guard against miscommunication because you expect it might happen. The danger of speaking the same language is we assume we know what the other person means and only find out we were wrong when there is an issue.

July 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 July’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Technology to Match Employees and Managers?

Many people these days find their life mates using online dating sites, some of which have assessments people take to determine the personality traits that go best with potential matches. Could that same technology be applied to a company’s intranet to match managers with employees?

Sharpen Your Workforce Development IQ

Workforce development through higher education is something all businesses need to consider. In today’s increasingly competitive markets for both business and talent, going back to school may provide the injection of new life your business needs to achieve its goals.

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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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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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