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Creating Engaged Employees

Maintaining high employee engagement is key to business success. Research shows that engaged employees feel recognized, encouraged, and supported—they demonstrate enthusiasm, inspiration, and pride in their jobs. Despite work demands and pressure, they successfully achieve their individual and team goals.

Leaders as Teachers: Unlock the Teaching Potential of Your Company’s Best and Brightest (Paperback)

Use your experienced leaders today to develop the new, exceptional leaders of tomorrow.

Game Design for Learning

Are you interested in learning more about gaming? Are you trying to determine whether it might be an appropriate training and development solution, but aren’t sure where to start? While games have long been an important part of human social development—think learning to take turns in a board game, and strategizing about future moves in chess or checkers—we are only now beginning to understand how games can be a powerful tool in learning.  

Trust in Transition

Organizations announce changes every day and expect, or at least hope, that people will react positively to them. The success, however, has everything to do with how leaders manage the transition. Trust in Transition breaks down the entire change process—from the initial idea to the execution phases—identifying leverage points along the way that have a profound impact on the outcomes.

Aligning Training and Client Expectiations

There are no promises that a training session will be a success. In fact, there most certainly will be some friction between a trainer and a client. However, you can improve the chances for a positive interaction by ensuring that the expectations of your client and the training you plan are in alignment. Open communication and confirmation in writing will help both sides understand what is expected and what will be delivered.

The Positive Workplace

The tenets of positive performance—helping employees achieve their best, both at work and home, by supporting them in areas that contribute to their overall well-being—are based on a set of scientifically validated strategies and tactics. Organizations that foster the well-being of their employees have reduced turnover, achieved greater revenue, and gained higher profits than those that do not.

Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals

Training That Delivers Results offers a far better way to educate employees, one that connects learning solutions with strategic business goals. Rather than being told what to teach, proactive designers collect data to define problems and develop training interventions. Written by one of the originators of computer-based training, Handshaw's results-oriented model is systematic, yet flexible, and works for both instructor-led training and e-learning.
Readers will learn how to: Analyze performance gaps Create targeted performance objectives and connect them with the right measurement tools Determine the best instructional strategy and the appropriate media Build consensus with project blueprint meetings Evaluate the effectiveness of training and use the data to continually improve.

Memory and Cognition in Learning

Recent studies in neuroscience, along with research in cognitive psychology and classic theories in adult education, put training professionals in the position to craft powerful learning experiences. “Memory and Cognition in Learning” reviews the current body of knowledge to explain how the brain responds to factors such as stress and emotion, and the role of both learner and trainer in the learning experience.

Leaders Open Doors

Leaders Open Doors presents a fresh and unique take on leadership that will benefit experienced leaders and those just starting their leadership journeys. With a little courage, anyone at any level can be a leader.

Aha Moments in Talent Management

This business fable highlights 13 talent management principles, illustrating them in action at a fictional company with a charismatic and passionate Chief People Officer.