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Current T+D Issue

This month...

The issue features articles focusing on human capital. Additional highlights include:

+The Key to Success in a VUCA World

+Tech Tools for Training

+Web Exclusive: 5 Dos and Don’ts for Motivating Your Team

+Web Exclusive: A New Lens on Training

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T+D becomes TD magazine next month

Starting in August, the monthly magazine you have depended on for the latest industry trends will be renamed TD magazine. This change is in line with ASTD's transition to the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Learn more.

T+D App

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T+D Webcast On Demand

Immersive Learning for Organizational Change
Koreen Pagano, author of the June T+D article "The Missing Piece," discussed the benefits of immersive learning and how it can not only tackle individual performance, but also organizational change.

July 2014 Issue

Decision Science

By Stephanie Castellano

Predictive talent analytics tells us whom to hire and how we should manage them.

Podcast     +Free Article

The Key to Success in a VUCA World

By Ed Betof, Lisa M.D. Owens, and Sue Todd

Leaders as teachers is the winning strategy that great companies have used to manage volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) confronting their leaders.

Podcast     Not an ASTD Member? Buy the e-print.

Global Support

By Joshua Ehrlich and Katherine Holt

The rise in global leaders creates a need for skilled global coaches to assist them.

Podcast     Not an ASTD Member? Buy the e-print.

Managing Mission Knowledge at NASA

By Edward J. Hoffman and Jon Boyle

Mission success is achieved when lessons learned are shared not just within a project team, but across the entire organization.

Podcast     +Free Article

The Effect of the 'New' E-Learning on Soft Skills Training

By Stephen Meyer

Three emerging trends that will change everything.

Podcast     Not an ASTD Member? Buy the e-print.

Conflict as an Opportunity

By Alan Sharland

View conflict among your employees as a way for them to learn, connect, and gain insight.

Podcast     Not an ASTD Member? Buy the e-print.    ++Bonus podcast

LONG VIEW //

Doug Conant++

Doug Conant is chairman of Avon Products, founder of Conant Leadership, and chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article

TRENDS //

Wholly Different

By Pat Galagan

Hold on to your Manolo Blahniks. Zappos is going flat. And that's a good thing.

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DEVELOPMENT //

A Bit of Levity Can Go Far

By Prakash K. Nair and Malcolm Kushner

Cleverly interspersing humor into presentations can help leaders relate to their audiences.

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EDITOR'S NOTE //

Better, More Informed Decisions

By Paula Ketter

During the past year, T+D has published many articles about big data and how it applies to the learning and development field, but this month we are pushing big data into a whole new realm—human capital.

Podcast     +Free Article

FUNDAMENTALS //

Tech Tools for Training

By Michelle Baker

Facilitating with mobile apps can help you deliver stronger, more interactive training.

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INTELLIGENCE //

The Social Media Skills Gap

By Stephanie Castellano

Rooting out organizations' remaining distrust of social media starts with training.

How to Choose the Right Games for Learning

Word Wiz: Flash Team

Generation Discrimination

3D Printing

Managing Remote Workers

Personality Is More Important Than Hard Skills, Managers Say

The ROI of Chocolate

Top Staffing Challenges

+Free Articles

LEARNING BLUEPRINT //

Unleash Change Through a Peer-to-Peer Approach

By Valerie Davis-Howard

An "each one teach one" method can exponentially increase the adoption of change initiatives.

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RE:SEARCH //

The Data Behind Big Data

By Carol Morrison

Learning professionals expect big data to drive big improvements.

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SOLUTIONS //

E-Learning Design With Ease

By Sarah Gilbert

A new e-learning development company finds a way to standardize programs to deliver compelling, interactive e-learning content.

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UPWARD BOUND //

Futuristic, Yet Realistic

Nick Shackleton-Jones approaches new technology with one question: How will this make a difference?

+Free Article

WORKPLACE RX //

Training Broadens Career Horizons

One company looks beyond technical skills to recruit (and train) the best talent for the financial planning industry.

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BOOKS //

Driven By the Common Good

The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World by Aaron Hurst

Reviewed by Chris Coladonato

Read all book reviews.    +Free Article

Here are some of the article topics you can look forward to in the August 2014 issue of T+D:

  • Boosting basic jobs skills using gamification
  • How to improve succession planning
  • Making feedback less painful for your employees
  • And much more! Check back on the first of the month to read the entire issue.

LAST MONTH'S MOST-ACCESSED ARTICLES

Training and Development Competencies Redefined to Create Competitive Advantage

ASTD launches a revised competency model for the profession.

Game On: A Primer on Gamification for Managers

How gaming techniques can help boost employee engagement and productivity.

ASTD 2012 State of the Industry Report: Organizations Continue to Invest in Workplace Learning

More than $156 billion was spent by U.S. organizations on employee learning last year.

Stop the Gen Y Revolving Door

Your company might know how to attract Millennials, but the challenge now is to retain them. Career development is the answer.

Big Data: A Quick-Start Guide for Learning Practitioners

Four companies share how they have used learning analytics to show the training function’s impact on the business.