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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.

Taking the Joy Out of Micromanagement

The idea that you can create greater results developing employees by NOT managing them is revolutionary, or it could be if more companies would train their managers to give it a try.

Who Deserves Access to Information in the Workplace?

Access to information is what people need to advance and prove themselves. When employees are brought into important conversations early, they have the opportunity to contribute ideas and influence how plans are implemented.

Can You Train for (Admirable) Values?

The values you encourage and train on shape your employees’ performance, and the products and services they deliver to customers.

Should You Judge Job Applicants by Their Facebook Page?

According to a recent CareerBuilder study, hiring managers in information technology and sales are the most likely to use social networks to screen candidates, while professional and business services were least likely.

Is Even Workplace Paradise Torture?

While Google often is lauded for its progressive, employee-friendly workplace, even its employees are not always as happy as they thought they would be.

Does Your Company Have Room to Change?

With many Baby Boomers putting off retirement and continuing in their senior-level jobs, mid-level employees may find it difficult to blaze a path to advancement.


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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