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Contributor: Chris Appleton
Posted: 03/25/2014
The Power of Micro Learning at Large Corporations
Micro learning opens up new possibilities for just-in-time learning by introducing bite-size opportunities for corporate training solutions. This type of learning and development is far more agile than the traditional delivery methodologies. Small learning objects can be created, updated and switched out as needed without the need to overhaul a large program. Full Content »
Contributor: Caroline Osinski
Posted: 02/21/2014
Leadership Styles Across Cultures
There can be a huge gap in defining what a "good manager" is, depending on who’s providing the definition. These discrepancies stem from different preferences, expectations and culturally inherited values in a particular society. Full Content »
Contributor: Caroline Osinski
Posted: 10/18/2013
The importance of developing soft skills as a manager
Previously seen as a technical and linear way of doing/thinking, management today centers on people skills. As a result, disciplines such as talent management and coaching have emerged to support high potentials in developing managerial skills. Full Content »
Contributor: C.V. Subramaniam
Posted: 10/10/2013
A SIMPLE formula for Successful Leadership
Successful leadership demands certain qualities in the leader. While one can certainly think of several such qualities, here’s a simple formula to keep in mind when developing effective leaders. SIMPLE stands for self-awareness, influence, motivation, practicing what is preached, leveraging the strength one has, and empowering those working with you. Full Content »
Contributor: Daniel Lock
Posted: 09/02/2013
The importance of leadership when driving improvement and innovation
What qualifies as "good leadership" is in constant flux. Sure, it’s always considered beneficial to be able to effectively manage your subordinates, motivate others, and turn a profit. But sometimes these keys elements of leadership seem vague and abstract. It can seem even more confusing when you combine leadership with the perhaps even more abstract concept of innovation. What is process innovation when it comes to corralling the troops, starting from the drawing board, and pushing an idea out that makes big bucks? Full Content »
Contributor: Jeff Cattel
Posted: 08/16/2013
Six key elements to strategic thinking
In today's complex business world, where the pace and velocity of change is ever increasing, C-level executives are searching for strategic thinkers and leaders. How do you identify a team of people who can really think about the future in a deep, meaningful and collaborative way? Full Content »
Contributor: Michael Cannon & Jack Wilson
Posted: 06/13/2013
Learner as Customer: Implications & opportunities for corporate learning functions
Networking company Cisco leveraged ideas from an entirely different workplace discipline—Customer Experience—to improve its learning techniques beyond the traditional ADDIE and Kirkpatrick/Phillips models. Cisco learning leaders found that treating learners like customers, understanding their needs, and driving their point of view into how the learning function does business dramatically improved the learner experience. Customer Experience has developed a set of tools and processes to assess the customers’ current experience, identify gaps and the current experience and implement actions needed to close those gaps. Cisco identified the Learner Experience Goal, a brief statement that acts as the guiding principle for learner experience, and developed a Learning Experience Touch Points Model to outline the most important parts of learner experience for the learning function to focus on. The touch points model begins with "awareness" that learning and development resources are available, even before the learner has a specific need. It then moves through each key interaction learners have with a learning organization—its products and services—before ending with the "apply" touch point, where real behavior change occurs on the job and value begins to accrue to both learner and the business. Full Content »
Contributor: Charlene O'Hanlon
Posted: 05/29/2013
Southwest Airlines’ Approach to Developing Leaders
In a session during the recent Corporate Learning Summit in Chicago, Bonnie Endicott, senior manager of People Development at Southwest Airlines, discussed how her company chooses and develops its future leaders. Full Content »
Contributor: Charlene O'Hanlon
Posted: 05/14/2013
Charlene O'Hanlon
Onboarding programs can do much to increase new employee retention and improve productivity, but a number of companies are now aligning their onboarding program with their talent management initiatives to ensure not only smooth new-employee assimilation but also seamless segue into corporate training, and using automated systems to help them. Full Content »
Contributor: Brian McCray
Posted: 04/09/2013
Brian McCray
Organizations nationwide are now turning—or returning—to the notion that they must launch or re-energize their existing corporate university. Further, more businesses are realizing credentials based on rigorous certification exams will be more valuable in the future than a college degree. Full Content »
Contributor: Peggy O'Brien
Posted: 01/04/2013
Peggy O'Brien
Peggy O'Brien, Vice President of the Learning and Performance Center at Covance, shares her company's strategies for aligning employee development with the business goals, how to measure the viability of learning programs, and more. Full Content »
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