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Ebola and Workplace Learning

October 15, 2014
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Time will tell what happened, but just what's in the public record raises learning concerns and several questions. 


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Is the ROI on an MBA Now MIA?

October 14, 2013
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It has been 70 years since the first executive MBA program emerged. Will the 'return on investment' question ever get answered?
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When Leaders Mean It

September 25, 2013
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As it’s long been said, talk is cheap and often in plentiful supply.
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Wal-Mart Drafts Leaders for Military-style Training

June 12, 2013
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A 16-week academy for leaders holds key to future growth, company officials say.
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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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Georgia March Madness Meets Watergate

March 12, 2013
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Today, we focus on distributing Codes of Conduct, policies, check-the-box learning and other communications to prevent compliance and ethical disasters. Bud Krogh's message suggests we give greater emphasis to basic leadership and citizenship, not just rote standards.
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Stihl Instills Manufacturing Skills Into High School Students' Learning Via Summer Camp

March 5, 2013
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Although the toolmaker does not use the event to directly recruit students, the hope is that some of the participants will consider manufacturing careers. A larger goal is to help usher in a 'renaissance in manufacturing' in the United States by immersing them in the details of the industry.
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Reaching the Learning Resistant

February 19, 2013
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We should be considering how to make sure that all of our learning methods address conceptual resistance if we want our investment in education and talent to yield the best results, which is to prevent, detect and correct problems before they lead to workplace disasters.
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Further Assessment: More Companies Using Evaluation Tools to Identify Future Leaders and More

January 28, 2013
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A recent Aberdeen research report found that companies are including assessment tools in their efforts to identify high-potential talent, to develop workers' interpersonal and leadership skills and to set performance goals for their staff.
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Without Historical Performance Data, How Does Our Newly Merged Company Know Which Employees Are Management Material?

January 25, 2013
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My company underwent a recent merger that created a need for new managers. Our organizational structure also is changing to run much flatter. The newly merged organization is looking for a way to identify candidates for the new management jobs. Historical data on performance either is lacking or not available. How do we go about the task of assessing which employees to interview for the management roles? — Data Blackout, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, Teaneck, New Jersey
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