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Learning Gets a Higher Degree of Attention at Workplaces

January 8, 2014
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Employee development appears to be on the rebound as we enter 2014.
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Is Management Style Crucial to Leadership?

January 7, 2014
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How does management style affect someone’s ability to lead? We’re wondering if we should promote people with certain styles of leadership (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire).

 —Always in Style, office coordinator, government, Washington, D.C.


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Five Points to Train Your Staff

December 10, 2013
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Human resources managers are a business’ front line for employee complaints. Training managers and the workforce on how to avoid complaints and effectively address those that do occur is critical.
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Can Ethical Behavior Be Taught?

October 22, 2013
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Issues around the quality of teaching are coming into focus in our school system. We should be scrutinizing our workplace the same way.
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Will This Change Our Culture?

October 1, 2013
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The point is that while experts have their processes and special methods, it is the leaders who determine their value and effectiveness.
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Online Learning Gets Massive, Open

August 13, 2013
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MOOCs haven’t yet hit the mainstream, but they could herald a shift in how employees acquire new skills.
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How Much Time Should We Spend on Our Lean-Management Processes?

May 15, 2013
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We have implemented lean-management and it has worked well for us. It is strongly supported and maintained. We are a print company of 40 people. How much time per week should we spend keeping tabs on our lean-management processes? —Staying Lean, publishing/communications, Onalaska, Wisconsin
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How Do We Identify Future Key Roles for Our Company?

May 15, 2013
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I am in a new role as Talent Acquisition Coordinator and need some help. What is the best way (or ways) to identify key roles in my company going forward? The big issue is being better able to anticipate those skill and talent needs and take steps accordingly. It sounds simple but can be incredibly hard to get it right —Anticipation, talent acquisition coordinator, telecommunications, Santo Domingo
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'High-Performance Learning Organizations' Boost Business Results: Study

November 6, 2012
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Oakland, California-based research firm Bersin & Associates says companies with a sophisticated approach to employee development averaged three times higher revenue growth from 2008 to 2011.
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Popularity Pays

October 24, 2012
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But a deeper lesson of new research is that everyone can be more socially savvy.
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