Training & Development Journal

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 12, December

Executive Transformation Programs
Executive Transformation Programs The difference between functional specialists and general managers is that the former are just that--specialists--and the latter are expected to manage across a number of organizational functions and make strategic decisions...
Fortysomething: Helping Employees through the Midlife Crisis
fortysomething: Helping Employees Through the Midlife Crisis Sharon, 42, is a midlevel manager who has been with her firm for 10 years. Her unit has always led the organization in sales, but in the last few months, something has changed. Sharon seems...
Guiding People into the Training Profession
Guiding People into the Training Profession If you are a training professional, people may often ask you where they can go for information about the business of training. They see you in the limelight, making learning a fun and rewarding experience....
How to Lead the Metamorphosis
How to Lead the Metamorphosis As the economy has grown more uncertain, we've seen more and more about leadership and the transformation of corporate cultures in both the popular and academic press. A shrinking world market, new competition, and value...
Managing Adult Transitions
Managing Adult Transitions To see the discomfort confronting some of today's managers, we need only watch Douglas Brackman on L.A. Law as he conducts a staff meeting. Two of his partners are thinking about getting married and storm out of meetings...
Putting Conflict to Work
Putting Conflict to Work To make their organizations more competitive in the national and international marketplaces, to serve their customers more effectively, to improve productivity, and to maximize returns to investors, corporations are experimenting...
Today and Tomorrow
Today and Tomorrow For almost two decades the American manager--part John Wayne and part Mr. Dithers--has been a classic figure in the business world. But the image of "the boss" is undergoing something akin to a personality transplant as new roles...
Trainers and Job Satisfaction
Trainers and Job Satisfaction After working 20 years as a public school teacher, I started to wonder if I would be happier as a human resource developer. I'd heard training and development touted as a highly satisfying profession made up of people from...