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Should You Hire More Introverts?

People with introverted personalities long have been considered less than desirable in the workplace, but that may be changing.

Should L&D Professionals Boycott Amazon?

An article in The New York Times about Amazon’s workplace details how this famous company often cruelly pushes its workforce to meet its product development, delivery, and financial goals. This seems to be counter to the job of Learning & Development professionals, who aim to help organizations achieve their goals by preparing, guiding, and nurturing their employees.

Generations in the Workplace: A Zero-Sum Game?

With workforces still much slimmer than they were years ago, young up-and-comers can be left with few development opportunities as they wait for someone above them to vacate their position.

The Pros of Non-Hierarchical Leadership

In addition to the pragmatism of putting the most competent person for any given project in the lead, rotating leadership means all employees eventually are given a chance to prove themselves as candidates for promotion and greater long-term responsibility.

Can a corporate wellness program be coercive?

I came across an article last week that got me thinking. The piece, “When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?” resonates with me because I think I have the potential to, myself, become a coercer—and that may not be a bad thing. I have a great idea that will make our population much healthier, but many will be angry with me when I share it: I want companies to receive monetary incentives from the federal government to hire and retain only non-smoking employees.


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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

I have a bad habit of not being “in the moment.” Instead, I tend to think too far ahead, trying to plan for every possible contingency—one of the hazards of being an editor (and a Virgo), I’m told.

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