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December 5, 2013

How to Focus Attention in Adult Learning and E-learning

Studies show that focus is a key attribute for performance improvement and success in life. Yet today’s modern workplace is full of distractions, from text to tweets. Check out these effective techniques for increasing focus for adult learners participating in e-learning, classroom training, and other learning events. From nano-learning to rewards, learn how to focus attention and improve e-learning outcomes.

by Cindy McCabe
November 21, 2013

How To Deal With Poor Employee Performance

Performance management is undoubtedly a significant part of every manager's job. The primary task of managers is to deliver high productivity by utilizing his/her team to reach its potential. Of course this is far from easy or simple. And periodically, even with effective management, motivated employees and a healthy environment, there will be some employees who are failing to meet performance expectations. At the following article you will find the top 5 tips to handle poor employee performance effectively.

by Jason Silberman
April 8, 2013

Soft Skills Training that Actually Isn’t

Do you remember taking a “soft skills” training class earlier in your career? Perhaps a sales skills training course? A leadership communication skills class? I’m betting you spent the majority of your training time listening to an instructor, watching a few video segments and taking some notes. What percentage of the time in your class was focused on role plays or other behavioral learning activities that allowed you to practice the skills you were supposed to learn?
by Bryan Austin
April 5, 2013

How Continuous Employee Learning Helps Boost Performance

Until relatively recently, company training was seen as nothing else than a one-time event: employees went to a course, learned something, and then returned to their daily tasks where everything came back to normal. However, in present days, more and more companies are striving to establish a continuous learning system, one in which both workers and managers take part in regularly. By comparison, with the old time-limited training, this type of learning continues over the long-term, long after the classroom sessions have completed.
by Jason Silberman
January 27, 2013

Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development

Executive leadership development shares similarities with other learning programs. For example, it must direct itself to the specific needs of its audience, and learner reflection is important to increase retention for on-the-job application. For the senior learner, application of knowledge and skills is tantamount to success of their company. A support structure should be in place with regular reminders to help the senior leader apply new knowledge and behaviors in how they lead to affect change

by Ruth Kustoff
January 21, 2013

A Learning Strategy: Reaching Organizational Goals

Many organizations have similar approaches in providing learning opportunities. Staff is encouraged to participate in online programs or webinars, attend a conference, and in some cases, take advantage of a tuition assistance program. Others still provide ad hoc programs offered by different business groups providing learning opportunities on internal processes or technical training. This approach doesn’t support or foster a learning environment. If you offer such opportunities, but don't have a plan that identifies how learning aligns to organizational goals – and how individual goals contribute to reaching them – then there’s an opportunity to create a learning strategy.
by Ruth Kustoff