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Articles from Vol. 65, No. 3, March

Aligning People and Processes for Performance Improvement: A Metal Manufacturer Learns That Effective Leadership Is Necessary for Optimum Plant Productivity
The following story was shared by Ball Corporation, a global supplier of metal packaging products and services. CLIENT A metal beverage packaging division at Ball Corporation PROBLEM The manufacturing plant's leadership self-identified...
Anthony Carnevale: Research Professor, Director, Center on Education and the Workforce Georgetown University Washington, D.C
Professor and economist Anthony Carnevale is the research professor and director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, an independent, not-for-profit research and policy institute that studies the link between education,...
Are You Ready for the Next Generation of Leaders?
The statistics are clear. As reported by Natasha Tiku in Inc. magazine, "Over the next two decades, 78 million Baby Boomers will turn 65, the traditional retirement age. That's going to create a talent shortage, particularly in industries such as healthcare,...
Back to Bricks and Mortar: Deloitte LLP Is Rediscovering the Value of Being Face-to-Face and Building a Multimillion Dollar Corporate University to Support Its Commitment to In-Person Learning
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While more and more workday activities, including employee learning, are headed for the wide-open spaces of the Internet, professional services firm Deloitte LLP is building a $300 million corporate university on the solid...
Building the Right Interaction: There Are Numerous Ways to Build Learner Interactions That Don't Seem to Be "Time Wasters" and That Support the Learning Objectives
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Instructional design is not an exact science. Each finished course is the result of a series of decisions influenced by learning objectives, resources, and time. A decision that instructional designers make repeatedly is which...
Canadian Workers Have High Hopes for 2011: As the Economy Grows, Canadians Are Expecting Their Companies to Invest More in Training and Hiring in 2011
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Working Canadians seem to be getting good vibes from their employers about 2011. According to a new survey, working Canadians believe that their employers will be investing more in their skills and adding more employees. ...
E-ADDIE! A Few ADDIE-Friendly Supplemental Guidelines Can Help to Maximize Your E-Learning Design Plan
What would the life of instructional designers be without instructions? How could we live in a world without methodologies and procedures? I honestly believe it would be impossible. A learning and performance development workplace without a deployment...
Executive Support Is Not Enough: In This Volatile Business Environment, Developing the Next Generation of Leaders Is Vital to the Success of Any Organization. That Makes Successful Leadership Development Initiatives Must-Haves in All Workplaces
As you will read in this month's cover articles on CEO Doug Conant and Campbell Soup Company, developing leaders is a strategic imperative that involves a strong commitment from Conant and his executive team. Conant develops content, teaches that content,...
For Teleworkers, Less Is Definitely More
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Fewer interruptions, less company politics, and less face-to-face communication add up to good work-life balance and happier employees, according to newly released data on telework. Researchers Kathryn Fonner, assistant...
Hooray I'm the Leader! You Have Been Promoted to Your First Leadership Position in Your Workplace. Learn What Conversations Should Take Place, and with Whom, to Ensure a Successful Transition
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Perhaps you have been looking forward to this day for a long time. As a learning professional, you have most certainly helped, encouraged, trained, and coached others to get their promotions and advance their careers. You...
Leadership Development: What's Evaluation Got to Do with It?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It is common to encounter skeptical attitudes toward the measurement of leadership development programs. In truth, the research team was somewhat skeptical as we began the ASTD/ICF study titled "The Impact of Leadership Development...
Local and National Governments Highlight Workplace Skills: The Need for Workplace Skills Development Is Becoming a High Priority in Public Policy, Both Locally and around the Globe
The Morton, Illinois, Chamber of Commerce has created a leadership academy that focuses on nine key leadership skills, including managing conflict, raising the bar (performance expectations), and volunteerism. Business leaders in the community will...
Making Leadership Personal
At Campbell, we strive to inspire our people to achieve extraordinary results. In my experience, reaching extraordinary heights requires a personal commitment. This is especially true of top leaders, which for us means our global leadership team of...
M'm M'm Good: Learning and Performance at Campbell's[R]
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Campbell Soup Company has been a fixture in American pantries for more than 140 years. While it is the world's largest soup maker, it also boasts large and growing businesses in healthy beverages anchored by its V8 brand,...
Tax Relief for Tuition Reimbursement: Incentives Such as Section 127 Help to Defray Higher Education Expenses and Provide an Added Benefit to Attract and Retain Employees
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As part of the $858 billion tax package passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on December 17, 2010, employers and employees will continue to receive a tax break on their tuition expenses. As part of the "Tax Relief,...
The Instruction of Integrity
I was pleased that you addressed integrity in leadership in your article "2010: Six Trends That Will Change Workplace Learning Forever" [December 2010]. This is an important issue that must be confronted because an integrity-driven culture makes companies...
The Leader Development Value Chain: The Most Effective Leader Development Requires an Organizational Commitment to Giving Leaders the Tools for Success and Ensuring Alignment with Business Goals
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] By now, little convincing needs to be done regarding the relationship between great (even good) leadership and improved business performance. Whether it is anecdotal stories or fact-based research of how great leaders built...
The Leading Edge: Using Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Performance: Get an Edge on Business Goals by Making Emotional Intelligence Behaviors Commonplace in Everyday Organizational Life
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Leadership dimensions are plentiful: visioning, communicating, planning, inspiring, and much more. One thing all leaders have in common is followers--those who help the leader make things happen. As such, relationships are...
Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2011: Project Managers Are Gaining Influence within Their Organizations This Year, as Employers Recognize Their Critical Role in Driving Operational Efficiencies
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Citing leadership among the abilities a project manager (PM) should possess, a panel of consultants and senior executives formed by ESI International identified 10 top trends that will influence project management in 2011...
Training without Borders: A Global, Borderless Workplace Calls for New Talent Strategies in 2011
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The talent landscape in 2011 is ripe with opportunity from a recovering economy and increasing market globalization. Those opportunities are forcing training professionals to focus on innovation, growth, and specialization...
Women, Water, + Leadership: Are We Making Progress? What Do the Push for Gender Equality in the C-Suite and Water Have in Common? Quite a Bit. Though Much Progress Has Been Made, Women Still Face Many Challenges in Rising to the Top
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Are women making progress in leadership roles? It's a reasonable question. There are currently 15 Fortune 500 companies run by women--the same number as last year, though some of the names have changed. Katharine Graham of...