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Articles by Garry Kranz

Special Report on Leadership Development: Corporate Leaders Train in Fire Drills and Funny Skills

May 10, 2011
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A successful leader thinks outside the box on occasion. To tap into that mindset, some leadership programs are taking top talent out of the office and into a burning building, an improv or concert stage, or even a beach in Normandy.
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With Cornerstone IPO, SaaS Deepens Hold in the Learning Market

April 22, 2011
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Cornerstone OnDemand’s eye-popping initial public offering in March underscores the growing importance of learning software delivered as a service. UPDATED April 27, 2011, to include SuccessFactor’s pending acquisition of Plateau Systems.
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Deloitte Gets Physical with $300 Million Learning Center

March 21, 2011
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Lectures are out and interactive learning is in at the consulting firm’s new leadership center, which also features an 800-room hotel on a 107-acre campus near Dallas.
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Coaching Takes Center Stage

February 22, 2011
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Its strategic value is rising, as focus shifts away from remediation efforts.
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Engagement Hits the Skids

January 24, 2011
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The new year dawns with worries that disenchanted workers are searching for other job opportunities. Training can help revive morale.
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Special Report on Training: More to Learn

January 14, 2011
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U.S. companies regained their appetite for employee development in 2010, but a new report shows their tastes are changing.
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ASTD Study Training Spending Drops but Each Learner Gets More

November 12, 2010
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Training budgets shrank slightly in 2009 as companies zeroed in on efficiency and high-value learning, ASTD report finds.
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Verizon Wireless Gets a Strong Signal on Tuition Reimbursement

October 25, 2010
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In measuring the bottom-line impact of its tuition assistance program, Verizon Wireless stands out from most companies.
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Learning by Degrees

October 25, 2010
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Tuition assistance benefits typically have not been assessed for their bottom line impact. But some see the programs as vital to employee development and retention.
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