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Helping New Managers Learn To Be Managers

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Dan Bobinski

Of all the steps up the business ladder, the move from seasoned professional to frontline management is the most difficult, according to an Equation Research survey that asked HR and learning professionals which career transition is most difficult for employees. The sur... More »

The Future of Leadership

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Gunjan Aggarwal

A quick look at the literature on leadership theories shows how this field has been under constant change--from trait theories of leadership, where leaders were defined based on their exhibited traits, to contingency and situational leadership theories, where leaders' s... More »

CASE STUDY: Maintaining Educational Records: The Move Away from Paper

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Pam Edwards

Employee educational records have historically been captured on paper and kept in employee personnel files at the unit level. Some challenges presented by this method are the reliability of records, the challenge to produce official reports for regulatory agencies, and ... More »

Game-Based Learning Attracts Corporate Trainers

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Paul Harris

Problem: Gaming technologies are capturing the imagination of training managers just as they always have the "Nintendo generation" now entering the workforce. But how does one determine if game-based learning is appropriate for their organization, and whether it's worth... More »

ASTD Working to Promote International Standards for Education and Training

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Alexandra Griffin

ASTD has joined with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form a U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US/TAG) to coordinate U.S. input to a newly formed International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical committee (ISO/TC 232) on Educational Service... More »