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The issue features articles focusing on basic skills training. Additional highlights include:
+Take the Sting Out of Feedback
+ Increase Success in Succession Planning
+Web Exclusive: The 5 Most Important Employee Engagement Needs
+Web Exclusive: Smart Tools, Smart Jobs
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T+D has been renamed TD (Talent Development) magazine. Although the logo and name have changed to reflect the new name of the association, what won't change is our commitment to bringing readers valuable content that addresses the needs of talent development professionals.
Basic Job Skills Training—How Gamification Has Employees Embracing Training
Thursday, August 21, 2 p.m. ET
Carol Leaman, author of this month's cover article, will discuss some of the challenges associated with basic skills training and how gamification can help with that training, and suggest best practices.
Get your industry-related content on the go. The free TD tablet app offers a condensed version of each issue of the magazine, plus bonus app-only content such as podcasts, sidebars, pictures, and links to extra resources.
Boost Basic Job Skills Training
By Carol Leaman
Use gamification to turn "boring" programs
into fun ways to learn foundational skills.
Podcast +Free Article
Partnering to Improve Time to Competency and Proficiency
By Emily Dunn and Adam Krob
When the training and knowledge management teams work together on knowledge-sharing initiatives, significant improvements result.
Podcast Not an ATD Member? Buy the e-print.
Bring Your Best Every Day
By Bonnie Hagemann and Saundra Stroope
The qualities that set apart a champion from a great player are what future leaders should adopt if they want to stand out.
Take the Sting Out of Feedback
By Kenneth M. Nowack
Research reveals that feedback really may be dangerous to your health. Learn how to make it less painful for your employees.
The Learning and Development Revolution We Need to Have
By Clark N. Quinn
Focus on embedding technology-enabled performance support into day-to-day work rather than delivering traditional training courses.
Five Ways to Increase Success in Succession Planning
By Doris M. Sims
Simply placing names on a list isn't going to meet your organization's needs.
LONG VIEW //
Kathy Cramer ++
Kathy Cramer is founder and managing partner of The Cramer Institute, whose mission is "to inspire positive change in leaders, teams, and organizations."
++ Extra Content - Only Online! +Free Article
CASE IN POINT //
Transform Organizational Culture Through Coaching
By Virginia Bianco-Mathis and William Schurgin
One law firm addresses its attorneys' changing expectations of employment with a robust coaching program.
Not an ATD Member? Buy the e-print.
Daily Check-ins Stimulate Self-Improvement
By Bart Tkaczyk
Twelve powerful self-coaching questions that will change the way you lead.
EDITOR'S NOTE //
New Name, Same High Standards
By Paula Ketter
T+D has a new name: TD (Talent Development). Although the logo and name have changed to reflect the new name of the association, what hasn't changed is our commitment to bringing you world-class content.
Teaching Learners to Fish
By Allyce Barron
Use the learning experience to cultivate learners' independent problem-solving abilities.
U.S. Congress Reauthorizes Workforce Investment Act
By Kristen Fyfe-Mills
President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.
Technology Threatens Work-Life Balance, But Most Employees Say That's OK
Connect and Learn
Predicting Student Success
Word Wiz: Edupreneur
Is Job Hopping the New Normal?
Sales Reps and Big Data
The Walking Meeting
Preparing Training for the Learner
LEARNING BLUEPRINT //
Mobilize Your Learning With Employee App Stores
By Geoff Stead
Setting up an internal app store can reposition L&D at the center of your mobile ecosystem.
Organizations Lack Planning and Tools to Deal With Disruptive Change
By Patty Gaul
Large companies are at greater risk due to cultural issues.
WORKPLACE RX //
Business Acumen—In Context
The "leaders as teachers" approach enables a healthcare organization to customize its leadership development program.
A Thoughtful Process
Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills by Michael Kallet
Reviewed by Stephanie Castellano
Read all book reviews. +Free Article
Here are some of the article topics you can look forward to in the September 2014 issue of TD magazine:
ASTD launches a revised competency model for the profession.
Three emerging trends that will change everything.
More than $156 billion was spent by U.S. organizations on employee learning last year.
Predictive talent analytics tells us whom to hire and how we should manage them.
Common conflicts may arise among the mixed generations, but keep training events on track with proper design and delivery.
TD magazine delivers best practices, spotlights new technologies, reports on emerging trends, and addresses relevant and pivotal issues to the field. Learn more.
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