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Focus on Iceland

Reading is a national pastime in Iceland—in fact, there are more bookstores in Iceland per capita than any country on Earth.

What If A Trainer Became CEO?

Because of my training and organizational development background, I see things through a different lens. I believe the financial issues will work out OK if our people are motivated, engaged, and excited about working for the company.

Productivity Coach's Corner: The 30/30 Rule

Daily, work for 30 uninterrupted, completely intentional minutes on something that is 30 or more days out. Apply this at work to upcoming meetings, trips, and deadlines. You’ll experience momentum, beginning important projects early.

What Did You Say?

A study by New York Times bestselling authors and VitalSmarts executives Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield found that 83% of employees have witnessed their colleagues saying something that has had catastrophic results on their careers, reputations, and businesses.

Top Motivation Trends for 2016

“Experiential” rewards and a return to luxury are among the key issues that will impact investment in human capital this year, according to the 2016 Trends in Incentive Travel, Rewards, and Recognition report from The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF).

Engagement Has a Nice Ring

For four years running, more than 80% of U.S. employers rank employee engagement as a strategic priority, according to TalentKeepers’ 2016 Workplace America report.

Cultivating Managerial Change

Some organizations, such as Zappos, these days are shifting to a “Holacracy,” an operating structure that eliminates as much management as acceptable and puts staff in individual leadership roles that require self-governance.

Top 10 Hall of Fame Outstanding Training Initiatives (July/August 2016)

Each year Training magazine requires all Training Top 10 Hall of Famers to submit an Outstanding Training Initiative that is shared with our readers in a print issue. Here are the details of KPMG’s “Relationship Development Champion Initiative” and SCC Soft Computer’s “GROW Manager Training Initiative.”

L&D Best Practices: Strategies for Success (July/August 2016)

Training magazine taps 2016 Training Top 125 winners and Top 10 Hall of Famers to provide their learning and development best practices in each issue. Here, we look at cultural and system integration at Tenaris, employment brand definition at Vi, and peer advantage at Vistage Worldwide.

The $64,000 Question

Do the answers to the stock job interview question, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” give a true representation of a candidate’s capabilities and capacity to be trained?

Redesigning the CLO Role

CLOs today must help drive business value, provide visionary thinking, and focus more on results than on input.

Annual Review Under Review

Once the gold standard of tracking employee performance, the annual performance review has lost its luster. Some companies are finding ways to increase its relevance and effectiveness, while others are eliminating it entirely.

Who's the Boss?

It’s often not the manager these days, as companies are evolving into collaboration-oriented cultures that place less emphasis on hierarchy. But the changing role of managers also means changes in training and organizational mindsets.


Training Top 125

Applying for Training magazine’s 2020 Training Top 125 awards program can help you benchmark the excellence and effectiveness of your employee training and development.

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People are an organization’s most valuable asset,” the saying goes.

Rising Stars

The 2016 Emerging Training Leaders are leading lights at their organizations, shining examples of how strategic-minded, results focused, and people-oriented Learning and Development (L&D) profe

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