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Learning Needs to Be Simple Enough to Make It Stick

May 22, 2012
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In the workplace, when we try to teach concepts like listening to concerns, non-retaliation or other compliance topics, we often don't match how we teach to how we learn.
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Community Learning Can Be the Best Instructor at Work

March 12, 2012
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For eons, we've learned many of our most important lessons from friends, family and peers. When we're trying to get people to act in a certain way in line with basic do's and don'ts of workplace conduct, lectures and raw information won't be effective.
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Apple Takes a Bite at Learning

January 23, 2012
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Apple Inc.'s newest blockbuster app, called iBook Author, will allow teachers, scholars and anyone else to create their own graphically compelling audio/visual textbooks.
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Learning as Punishment—Sound Engaging?

January 18, 2012
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I got in trouble a few times in eighth grade. I didn’t break any big rules and never, as far as I know, had anything documented on my permanent record. There’s one punishment I haven’t forgotten. I had to write a paper over a fall weekend and turn it in on time. I met the deadline, but had to miss a Pittsburgh Steelers game. That hurt. But that’s all I remember—not what I did wrong or what I learned.
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How Do We Convince Execs Who Are Skeptical of Performance Management?

January 4, 2012
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We have no performance review or assessment procedure in place. How do I convince executives who think “that stuff” is unnecessary that it actually benefits our organization, particularly for staff who don't receive much recognition for a job well-done or guidance on a job not-so-well-done? —Voice in the Wilderness, director of customer relations, mining/oil/gas, Georgia
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Organizations Need Coaching on How to Coach: Report

December 12, 2011
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Business results were 21 percent higher among organizations whose senior leaders ‘very frequently' make an effort to coach others, according to the Bersin & Associates study.
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2011 WINNER: Financial Impact—NetApp

December 1, 2011
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For its retention effort with a clear bottom-line boost, NetApp is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Financial Impact.
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2011 WINNER: Corporate Citizenship—Infosys BPO

December 1, 2011
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For its efforts in Egypt, Infosys BPO is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Corporate Citizenship.
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Ready for the Next New Deal?

November 29, 2011
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Don't be surprised if the U.S. decides to launch the Next New Deal in the next few years. And if it does, will your company be prepared for a tighter labor market and renewed growth?
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