It’s been quite a year in the training industry, with people skills taking center stage. Improving communication and operating with purpose, humility and intention have been key focus areas this past year. Developing leaders who can navigate the complexities of the market and cascade strategy throughout the business have been integral to organizational effectiveness.

Learning and development professionals have been busy managing the demands of today’s learners while quantifying their training investment to show business value. From increasing knowledge retention to applying new skills on the job, learning leaders are embracing a performance-based mindset for evaluating training outcomes and bidding farewell to passive learning objectives.

These themes were among those reflected in the top articles and blogs published on and in Training Industry Magazine, with authors and business experts from around the world sharing thoughts and ideas with readers. Let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on those insights and inspirations by reviewing some of the most-read content of 2018. They are listed in no particular order.

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As we move into a new year, stay tuned for ongoing resources published on and in Training Industry Magazine. If you haven’t already done so, please review our “Key Trends for 2019” report to assist with planning your training strategy for the coming year. And as always, please feel free to reach out to our editorial team and share what’s most important to you.