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Cultivating the Learning Leader

Having the ability to listen attentively should be an initial interpersonal qualification. The quality that really should put a person over the top as a good candidate for promotion is having a passion for listening and learning about others.

Does Online Job Search Technology Work for Your Company?

When new positions open up, it’s not unusual for employers to receive hundreds, or even a thousand, or more, applications. The online universe promises such a great pool of applicants, it’s often too much of a good thing.

How Can We Best Train Police—and Ourselves?

The best way to neutralize bias so people are aware of it, and are hopefully able to make an effort to not let it influence their professional decisions, is exposure to those they otherwise might not interact with.

Gossip as a Workplace Communication Tool

Companies often drag their heels in communicating important information to employees, so it’s a relief that we at least have gossip to tide us over, and enable us to do some advance planning.

Do Office Dress Codes Still Make Sense?

The clothing we decide to brave the world in is a personal choice. If an employee is customer-facing, the company can give specific directives. But if an employee is not meeting with customers, it’s hard to require much.

How Would Your Female Employees Rate Your Company?

A new Website gives women the opportunity to share their stories about the workplace, including allowing them to express their feelings about their employer’s policies, practices, and culture.

Can Your Company Embrace the “Strange” Brain?

There is a tendency in many organizations to lose patience with any idea or concept that is not easily understood, or easily matched up with proven models. But that can result in less innovative thinking.

Turning a Tangent into Creativity

The beauty of tangents in meetings is they’re genuine. Conversation stemming from them flows easily. When that happens, what you can learn about each other, and your own company, can be eye-opening, and even profitable.


Training Top 125

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.

From the Editor

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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