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B-School vs. C-School

By Margery Weinstein When you see on a resume that an applicant graduated at the top of his or her business school class, does that necessarily translate into guaranteed success behind the desk at your company? A business school background can’t hurt, but most organizations know it is far from enough. With more individuals touting business school degrees on their resumes, companies are recognizing the need to help these new employees apply what they learned in the classroom to the real world of tight budgets and stretched financial goals.

Corporate Training: Are Managers Born or Made?

By Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are spent each year trying to teach leaders and managers how to coach their employees and give them effective feedback. Yet much of this training is ineffective, and many leaders and mangers remain poor coaches. Is that because this can’t be trained? No, that’s not the reason. Research sheds light on why corporate training often fails.

Best Practices: T&D for Global JVs and M&As

By Neal Goodman, Ph.D. Between 50 and 70 percent of international joint ventures (IJVs) fail, yet the number of IJVs, mergers, and acquisitions continues to increase. It is estimated that companies are making a combined investment of upward of $500 billion a year in these high-risk/high-reward ventures. What must not be overlooked is the role Training and Development can play in increasing the likelihood that these ventures will be more rewarding and less risky. Here is one current example:

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.

Evaluating Training Providers

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist Everyone talks about the benefits of training, but it’s important to identify these benefits in your organization. Then, when you are ready to look at potential training providers, you will know exactly what you should expect to receive from them. Below are the seven biggest benefits of training, followed by tips for selecting and evaluating training providers. 7 Biggest Benefits of Training

Developing Emotional Intelligence

By Dr. Daniel Goleman You may have heard that we’re born with a huge amount of brain cells, and then we lose them steadily until we die. Now, the good news: That’s neuromythology.

Improve Your Organization

By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler Is it possible  that  an organization’s performance could  hang  on something as soft and gushy as how individuals deal with crucial conversations? Study after  study suggests  that  the answer  is yes.

Soapbox: iPad Takes on Sales Mission

By Sairaj Vaithilingam, Director, Content and Design Services, and Ramanathan Srinivasan, Senior Consultant, Learning Solutions Group, Cognizant Learning Solutions Group Why can’t I learn what I want, when I want? This is a common question posed by the sales personnel at Cognizant. With the company growing at an industry-leading clip and expanding its workforce,

An Untapped Talent Pool

By Margery Weinstein

Best Practices: After You Train, Retain

By Neal Goodman, Ph.D., President, Global Dynamics, Inc. All too often, companies invest in the professional development of their workforce only to lose that investment after employees leave (or when they simply forget what they learned). According to Ernst & Young, 44 percent of employees are “poor or very poor” at transferring knowledge.

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