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Over the last two and a half decades, we have advanced our understanding of the human brain further than we did in the previous 500 years. Thanks to new technologies, we now are able to look inside the human mind and see how it works while a person is
Organizations today are faced with a disruption that is nothing short of historic. Digital technologies have made their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally.
When one hears the word "robot," the reaction frequently is one of either concern or amusement - concern because of movies like “The Terminator” and “I, Robot,” where machines decide it’s time for their makers to go, and amusement because of movies like
The expectations on leaders of training organizations to improve business performance requires them to understand how to create and deliver content that positively influences the learner's behavior.
Leadership development is ubiquitous; U.S. companies alone spend billions every year on it. And it’s critical in the current business environment, where everyone is grappling with constant change.
The corporate learning landscape continues to change and develop at light speed. Business demands and competitive pressures are forcing professionals to learn "in the moment."
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Imagine a typical course on a technical topic: Learners enter the room; sit for hours passively listening to an instructor slog through a slide-heavy, text-heavy, lecture-based course; then walk out with their heads spinning. It doesn’t have to be this way
As a trainer, it is common to hear complaints like these from sales reps: “I don’t have time for training.” “By the time I get back to my territory, the information is obsolete.” “I need the information just before a sales call.” “Training is boring.”
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Thought Leaders This Issue
This is the time of year that our team at Training Industry reflects and takes inventory of the ideas that have impacted our industry over the past 12 months.
At a recent conference I attended, the opening speaker stated We are living in a world of blur; I reflected on this statement and wondered to myself, how do we as learning and development practitioners make an impact in this rapidly, ever-changing
Thirty years ago a training course was the principal, and often only, method used to help build workforce capability. Although our solutions are now moving beyond this way of thinking and acting, it is understandable why the “course mindset” emerged as the
A learning professional must be able to separate fads from trends. The ability to distinguish between the two allows the professional to avoid jumping on a bandwagon versus becoming an organizational thought leader.
With the ever-increasing speed of business, organizations must leverage technology and social tools to keep pace. While technology allows us to do more in less time, there is a breakdown in human connection and collaboration occurring due to our reliance
Fifteen years ago we opened up a Coaching Services division in our company. One of the models embraced and taught widely is known as LITE Skills. LITE stands for Listening, Inquiring, Testing for Truth, and Endorsing.
Science has been the driving force behind human progress for the past 400 years. The scientific method has produced dramatic advances in most human endeavors including medicine, communication, manufacturing and transportation.
Info Exchanges This Issue
An immense amount of money is being invested into training employees and for good reason. No matter what industry you are in, technology can only take you so far. Employees ultimately drive a company’s innovation, growth, customer engagement and profits.
Historically, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center functioned solely as a university, with education and research at the forefront. From a cost perspective and with tremendous pressures on both research grant and educational funding,
After many years of speaking at numerous learning conferences, participants still come up to us and ask, "How do I get business leaders to support my learning initiative?" From the popularity of this question, it appears that this is one of the biggest
The digital skills gap is real and has the potential to sink organizations that don't catch it early amongst their employees. The office, Internet and digital collaboration skills that were once just nice-to-have capabilities have now fully become the back