Category Archives: Development

Why Leadership Training Often Fails

There is a very simple reason why leadership training fails in so many companies across America, and it’s the same reason a lot of training fails. It’s both easy to identify, and simple to understand, yet it can be very difficult … Continue reading

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Why Learning Tracks Matter

Sam is a new management trainee that just promoted from being a Paint Department Associate. Her Store Manager recognized strong leadership skills and a solid work ethic over the last two years, and encouraged her to apply when the job … Continue reading

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Advice for Those New to Learning and Development

Learning & Development. Training. Talent Development. Staff Development. Human Resource Training Department. People in this line of work fall under many different names. Studies show the vast majority of people in the US that work in the field of training … Continue reading

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Why Helping Employees Through Hard Times Matters

One of my favorite movies is Forrest Gump, and one of my favorite scenes in the movie (there are many!) is when Forrest is running and steps in dog manure. The guy running with him says “Woah man, you just … Continue reading

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The Measure of a Great Learning and Development Professional

What makes a learning and development person great? In every industry, there are exceptional people that rise to the top as the most admired and followed. These are the people companies seek to hire as consultants or key employees, and … Continue reading

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The Proper Care and Feeding of People

2014 saw one of the highest numbers of donated volunteer hours in the United States since analysts began tracking stats in 2002. In total, 8.7 billion hours were served in non-profits and churches. That’s billion, with a “b”. More people … Continue reading

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When Training Isn’t the Right Answer

In most companies with a mature Learning & Development function, managers will, at some point, identify a problem and declare a need for training to solve it. It’s a natural answer that L&D teams strive to achieve. The cashiers didn’t … Continue reading

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