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ROI: The Report of My Death Is an Exaggeration

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What do Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and return-on-investment (ROI) have in common? All have been reported dead, prematurely. Twain was quite resilient, and reporting was so inaccurate in the 19th century that he was reported deceased twice! Almost a century later, rep... More »

Moving From Evidence to Proof: New Directions for the Way We Think About Metrics

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Jack J. Phillips

A group of client relationship managers participate in a formal learning program to implement new selling skills. Six months after the program, sales improve, and the learning team presents the results to the vice president of sales. The senior executive responds, "An i... More »

The Best of Best Practices: Critical Success Factors for Identifying and Measuring Industry-Leading Management Solutions

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Louis Carter

In today's uncertain economic climate, the ability to identify effective and actionable solutions to business challenges is more crucial than ever to the strategic management process. When there are substantial problems to be solved, best practice benchmarking providers... More »

The Case for Measuring Intangibles

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We tend to measure that which is of value to our business or organization because we inherently know that we can't manage what we can't measure. So what does this say about organizational intangibles, such as leadership, communication, and teamwork? While the majority o... More »

Facilitation Skills: Using Training Games

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Swati Karve

Training games are a form of experiential learning typically used to facilitate dynamic group processes. They encourage participant involvement and interest in training content. Facilitators can customize published games to suit their specific training needs, and when o... More »