Managers as Leaders: Three Critical Components of Good Leadership

Managers and leaders are often referred to interchangeably. But in reality, they are quite different. Managers control and direct people according to the values that have been established. Leaders set new direction or vision for their group. They also act as the spearhead for that new direction. Management without leadership Managers without leadership characteristics serve …

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Why LMS Hierarchies Should Be Designed for Today’s Organizational Structures

Today’s organizational structures—and work environments—are vastly different than what they were decades ago. As the importance of talent development increases in today’s workplaces, companies need learning programs that can adapt to the needs of evolving business structures, personnel changes, and complex relationships. To achieve this, companies should focus on the backbone of their learning management …

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8 Effective Strategies to Develop (and Keep) Your Employees

How effective are your strategies for developing—and keeping—your employees? Creating an effective strategy to develop and retain your employees can have several benefits beyond just the employee. It can also improve the performance and growth of your business. But first, employers should understand the reasons why employees leave their jobs to begin with. Most commonly, …

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Perfection: How L&D Pros Can Let Go of It and Simply Be Themselves

Learning and development professionals could all use a little reminder that perfection is unrealistic and that they can feel comfortable exposing their human side at work. When employees look at learning and development professionals, they may think of us as superhuman in a way. Perhaps not on the level of Superman, but they may assume …

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Global Businesses: 4 Learning Solution Must-Haves

If you were one of many global businesses responsible for rolling out a learning solution to anywhere from 50 to 5,000 locations or more, where would you begin?  What kind of system would you need to develop each frontline employee according to their individual skills, knowledge, and experience to help them continuously grow? How would …

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Ideal Time Is Now for Hotel Staff

With more people receiving COVID vaccinations, business event planning and optimism about the return of business travel has reached its highest point since the pandemic began. Therefore, now is the perfect time for hotel staff members to participate in sexual harassment prevention training. Training can go a long way to ensure guests and employees have …

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How L&D Can Go From Order Taker to Strategic Business Partner

Do you or your learning and development team feel like an order taker in your organization when you’d rather be seen as a business partner? Often the learning and development teams feel somewhat separate from the rest of the organization and are brought into the conversation way later than they would like. This is a …

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The Role of Learning and Development in the Employee Experience

What do the words “employee experience” mean to you? Every employee, manager, or business owner likely has a different definition. It can relate to day-to-day experiences, recruitment, training and development, retention, and everything in between. It relates to every touchpoint a business has with an employee, from when they first join to whenever they decide …

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