Training & Development

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 5, May

50 Ways to Leave Your Client (Morn or Less)
And how to have closure We realize the heresy we're about to promulgate and the inherent danger in cutting off our noses to spite our faces. But as HRD professionals, we all have encountered far too many situations that begged for bold and courageous...
An Open-Door Discussion on Learning Portals
What they are, what they mean to the training industry. Recently, ASTD hosted an online interactive discussion of portals featuring Hemang Dave, CEO of TrainingNet.com; Kevin Oakes, CEO of Click2Learn.com; Joe Miller CLO of KnowledgePlanet.com;...
Best of the Web
Webpage links from past online excursions often don't carry the same wow factor the second time around. You might bookmark a site, intending to return, of course, but three months later, it's just another link in an overstuffed drop-down box. This...
Builders, Cutters, Existers
Those are the three types of job candidates in this world, according to Select International. Hiring people in the wrong category can be disastrous, especially for an organization's bottom line. Builders, says Kevin Klinvex, an industrial psychologist...
Getting Started with E-Learning
An interview with Dell Computer's John Cone about pulling the big lever. You work in a fast-moving computer company. Your CEO has written a popular book on doing business in cyberspace. Getting started in e-learning should be a cinch, right? Wrong,...
Lights, Camera, Makeup!
At the front of many magazines, including this one, there is a contributors' page featuring the names and photos of contributing writers along with some bit of usually witty or offbeat information about those people. As a writer, I read these mini...
Putting the "U" in Europe
Management institute, corporate education and training, school of management, education and training center, school of business, corporate university--whatever you call them, they're the venue for imparting corporate values and ethics, teaching technical...
Staying Afloat in the E-Learning Sea
The waves of change are reshaping training and education. E-learning is a tidal wave, offering an interesting ride to suffers who stay on the crest. Two recent volumes aspire to be your surf report. Delivering Digitally by Inglis, Ling, and Joosten...
Successful Global Training
Info-line is ASTD's how-to reference for training and performance professionals, with practical, concise information in an easy-to-read format that gets readers up-to-speed on training topics in a matter of minutes. The following excerpt has been...
Team Spirit
Although teams may be the preferred work unit of the new century, everyone isn't equipped to work well in one. Training is part of the answer, and producers are rushing to fill the need. Here are two of the more notable videos in the teaming masses....
The BEAUTY of the Organizational BEAST
How to live with and renew the places we work. Many of us are as intrigued with the potential of organizations as we are disturbed with their reality. We are drawn into relationships with these powerful creatures out of attraction and necessity....
The Business of Being Safe
Many of us have to go on business trips, frequently or occasionally. As we pack our bags for an early morning flight, our minds are filled with important details such as the itinerary, meetings, lunch with so-and-so, and all of the possible variables...
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
It's five after. Can we call this meeting to order? Say, where's Murray? "Just phoned. On his way in from the airport. Stuck in bridge traffic. Said to start without him." OK. After yesterday's tragic events, I think we all agree we have to make...
The Growing Pains of Globalizing HR
Global companies do it differently. It is a more common scenario than you might think. The corporate HR function of a global organization decided to implement worldwide leadership training without first understanding the needs of its 15 international...
The Net's Not All That
News Flash: Boom economy creating false hope for job seekers[ldots]Internet job search is not the "be all and end all"[ldots]increased Internet use at work depersonalizes worker interaction[ldots]dot.coms no longer just for twenty-somethings[ldots]companies...
Thirty-Three World-Class Competencies
In the constantly changing business environment, employees must be able to use new information to solve complex business problems. It's not enough for trainers to teach participants to understand the information; we must also captivate their interest...
Training for the Real Thing
Team Leadership, online library, MBAgames.com; +44 0 1425 461072, www.mbagames.com. Purchase $24 for one adventure; $80 for all five adventures. Other material: none. Test Your Management Skills, online library, MBA gantes.com; +44 0 1425 461072,...
Training's New Guard
Take this job and love it. You may have seen the TV ad with the tagline "Life is short. Do what you love." That could be the motto of the nine people featured this year to represent training's new guard. When you hear their stories, you can't miss...
U.S. Corporations
Important structural issues and differential approaches to career choices by men and women at mid-career levels have contributed to the continuing low number of women in senior leadership positions in U.S. corporations. A new report from WFD, formerly...
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