Training

How to Sell Succession Planning to Your CEO

I’ve interviewed more than 50 executives from nearly 50 different companies in an effort to discover what has worked for them and what hasn’t in their efforts to grow their bench strength from within. By far, the No. 1 problem with succession planning is that many senior executives view it as a project they can delegate to HR so they ...

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Vin Diesel: ‘Not a day went by we weren’t thinking about’ Paul Walker during ‘Fate of the Furious’

The stars were out and about on Saturday evening for the exclusive premiere event for Fate of the Furious—and none with a louder voice than Vin Diesel.  In a speech in front of the excited crowd ahead of the movie’s premiere, the Fast & Furious franchise veteran took a moment to remember the late Paul Walker, who had anchored the ...

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You need this hand sanitizer: Free weights are 362 times germier than a toilet seat

Research shows that the levels of bacteria on most gym equipment could put a gas station bathroom to shame. One recent study found treadmills to be 74 times filthier than a water fountain, and free weights 362 times buggier than a toilet seat—and more than 70% of those bugs were potentially dangerous to humans. Luckily, most gyms have hand-sanitizer dispensers—but ...

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5 Common Gamification Myths Debunked

We’ve all seen the headlines: “How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things” “Gamification Revolutionizes Corporate Training” “How Gamified Training is Transforming E-Learning” It’s gotten to the point where everyone is writing about gamification and its benefits. You’d think it’s a miracle fix the way some people write about it. With all the information circulating on the Web, there seem ...

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Adding Web Classes to Your Training Methods

Being in the customer service and sales training business, I have heard many reasons/excuses why onsite training cannot be conducted. The clients know their employees need the skills but say: We are too busy for training. It is too challenging getting my team together for training. I can’t train because I need to maintain coverage. Who will service our customers? ...

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Training Top 125 Best Practice: The Leadership Development Series at Holman Automotive Group, Inc.

The Leadership Excellence School at Holman Automotive Group, Inc., continues to be an essential part of the company’s success. Holman Automotive is committed to developing and promoting from within, and the programs in this school play an important role in preparing existing and potential leaders for promotion. Program Details The Potential Leader Program (PLP) is a springboard to first-level leadership. ...

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What Can Your Employees’ Pets Teach Them?

When getting a pet, whether adopting an older pet from a shelter or a puppy or kitten from a breeder, there’s a transition period in which, technically speaking, you train your pet. But, as some of us have discovered, it’s the pet who often trains us. Pet caregiving isn’t as serious a responsibility, or as difficult, as raising a child, ...

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Spend More Management Time with Your Bosses

If you are like most employees, you probably juggle several projects, tasks, and responsibilities for several bosses—usually one you report to and several informal ones such as team leaders, heads of departments that work closely with yours, or even your boss’ boss. Are you spending too much time dealing with your bosses? It might seem like that. But the reality ...

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Case Study: Gender Inclusion as a Driver of Business Performance at Voya Financial

Whether by design or default, every company has a culture. For Voya Financial, its culture was purposefully designed through inclusive practices within talent management, training, and policies and practices. Voya helps Americans plan, invest, and protect their savings for retirement. As Voya was planning to spin off from ING and then go public in 2013, many steps were taken to ...

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The Evolving Nature of Outsourcing

Outsourcing has been trending in the business world for the last 20 years. It started with IT and then expanded to other areas such a payroll, finance, and real estate. Each of these areas is considered non-core for the business and, therefore, can be given to a third party to manage. Investors, shareholders, and CEOs consider outsourcing as a means ...

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