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Hard Data Makes the Case for Soft Skills

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Employer emphasis is often on developing hard skills, like computer science and data science, but it’s critical not to discount the importance and marketability of soft skills.

Learning Does More than Provide Personal Fulfillment

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Organizational learning refers to individuals’ process of creating, retaining and transferring knowledge within an organization or business. To prepare employees to lead and for a company to prosper, organizational learning is a necessity.

5 Ways Technology Can Optimize Sales Training

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The primary goal of any business is to generate profits, and you can only attain that goal if you have a solid sales team. Here’s how you can leverage anywhere, anytime technology to improve the performance of your sales team.

Offshoring: Shoring Up the Distant Team

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Distance can create a sense of separation between locations that need to work closely together. Companies must actively support their virtual, multi-site teams to build bridges and improve collaboration.

How to Involve Managers in Learning Programs

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We all know that manager involvement in learning makes a difference, which is why managers are often seen as central to solving learning transfer problems. What the research doesn’t tell us is how managers feel about being involved.
Training and education do not have the power to fundamentally change behaviors and culture. While they are important components in driving the recognition that change must occur, and the skills needed to make the change, they are not the drivers of change.

In Defense of Conversation as a Hard Skill

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How an organization approaches conversation skills can have a significant impact on its company culture and bottom line. At the end of the day (or fiscal year), conversations are at the heart of everything we do. Conversations determine what happens.