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Articles from Vol. 66, No. 4, April

Academy
Academy Leadership LLC King of Prussia, PA 1.610.783.0630 www.academyleadership.com Booth #537 We develop leaders who set the example, seek responsibility, take responsibility for their actions, train their people as a team, and plan...
Agile Approach to Design Leads to Client and Job Satisfaction
At Vanguard University, partnering with clients and stakeholders throughout the design process has resulted in greater client satisfaction, less rework, and increased speed to market. As is the case with most internal service providers in the learning...
Alone We're Delicious; Together We're Yum: Yum! Brands Used a Learning Technology Platform to Roll out a Worldwide Program That Would Build the Capability of the Company's 1.4 Million Team Members
Since Yum! Brands was formed in 1997, our formula for success has been to put people capability first, followed by satisfied customers and profitability. With a system as vast, diverse, and decentralized as ours, people capability is our biggest and...
Changing the Outlook on Change: Strategic Vision, Intentional Leadership, and an Organizational Culture That Supports Disciplined, Resilient Talent Management Are Necessary for Sustainable Change
Today's workplace is changing regularly and rapidly. Companies are still operating with lean workforces, yet many individuals remain jobless as employers struggle to secure the right talent for available positions. Everemerging social, collaborative,...
Delivering Effective Performance Feedback: Some of the Best Informal Learning Occurs from Consistent and Candid Performance Feedback. Are You Practicing This Skill Capably in Your Workplace?
The process of giving and receiving feedback has the potential to be a win-win experience for employers and employees alike. In a productive performance discussion, organizations have the opportunity to reinforce company values, strengthen workplace...
Designing Learning for a 21st Century Workforce
Globalization, increased competition, complexity, uncertainty, emerging technologies, different generations in the workforce, and a shorter shelf life of knowledge all converge to fuel the need for the constant reskilling and upskilling of the workforce....
Developing Workplace Learning and Performance
Learning professionals are masters at supporting the workforce, but too often their own development is lost in the shuffle. ingersoll rand recognized an opportunity to connect these professionals through a customized learning technology tool. professionals....
Formal or Informal? or Both?
While it is true that 70 percent to 90 percent of the learning that takes place in the workplace is informal, formal learning is still valued by workplace learning professionals. In fact, most feel that a blended approach of formal and informal learning...
Getting Results: Aligning Learning's Goals with Business Performance
A new ASTD/i4cp report examines the ways in which high-performing organizations approach the evaluation of learning and link that measurement to overall business performance measures. Learning and development is critical to an organization's overall...
Intentional Development: One Global Financial Institution Learns That Developing Top Leaders Is Imperative-Especially in the Midst of Economic Turmoil
The following story was shared by Lauris Woolford, executive vice president and head of organizational development and planning at Fifth Third Bank; and Elizabeth McKay, vice president and executive development program manager at Fifth Third Bank....
Job-Hunting Tips for Returning Veterans: Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life Are Likely to Encounter Many Challenges as They Search for New Employment
In addition to facing high unemployment, the skills and experience veterans gain in the military may not match the job openings available. If you're a returning vet, set yourself up for success by heeding the following tips. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Maintaining the Delicate Balance: When Developing High-Potential Programs
In an economic environment characterized by intense competition and fast-changing business conditions, organizations must more than ever be able to create systems to identify, develop, and retain the employees best equipped to take on the leadership...
Mentoring to Develop Strategic Leaders: Here's How Mentoring Can Support Leaders in Developing a Strategic Mindset
As the world becomes ever more complex and interconnected, strategic change that is multiorganizational and multidisciplinary becomes increasingly important. And yet, many leaders miss the mark because they lack the strategic mindset and collaborative...
Stretch Your Professional Comfort Zone: ED Betof's "Big, Risky Leap of Faith" from Education to Management Development and Training Proved to Be Life Changing and Career Defining
MORE// A pioneer in leadership development, Ed Betof also serves as an executive coach for the Center for Creative Leadership and was a founding senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's CLO Doctoral Program. He served on the ASTD Board...
Taking People with You: David C. Novak's Leadership Philosophy Pays off in Big Results for Yum! Brands
As we headed to Louisville, Kentucky, for this interview with Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David C. Novak, the company had just released its results for 2011, and they were stellar. The company posted its 10th consecutive year of double-digit EPS growth...
Tamara J. Erickson
Founder and CEO [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tammy Erickson Associates Carlisle, Massachusetts Tamara J. Erickson is an expert on organizations and the changing workforce. Her work is based on extensive research on changing...
The Best Keep Learning: Recent Research about Organizations' Human Capital Practices Reveal That High Performers Have Continued to Invest in Learning and Employee Development, Even during Tough Economic Times
For decades, the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) has examined critical human capital issues in high-performing organizations (those companies in the top quartile of market share, profitability, revenue growth, and customer satisfaction)...
There Is No Cookie-Cutter Approach to Engagement
Your organization wants employees who fit the culture and are motivated, satisfied, and engaged. Or at the very least, employees who embody the values of your workplace and are productive and effective. HR and learning professionals make a fair attempt...
The Trainer as Curator: Trainers Now Must Learn to Wade through the Continuous Stream of Information to Present the Most Relevant Content to Learners
The trainer is a relatively new concept. The corporate classroom evolved in the second half of the 20th century as a way to accelerate the job skills training process and to improve its consistency. Trainers were transferred from the line to teach...
What Does L&D Mean to You?
When you hear the phrase "community of practice," your mind might dart to the groundbreaking theory of Etienne Wenger. Or perhaps you think about those self-generating affinity groups formed at organizations of all sizes and industries. It's clear...