Leadership Development

Talent Management: Valuing Human Capital

It is the job of the learning organization to mold individuals to maximize their potential, to help employees find their true talents and leverage them on the job, and to arm the workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform in an exception

What Lies Ahead

I never think of the future; it comes soon enough.—Albert Einstein I was reducing my pile of reading materials recently when I came across the quote above. I had to stop what I was doing, stunned by the fact that…

Building the Impact of Learning

Employees who are learning new job skills and job roles are sometimes just thrown into those roles by companies that take a sink-or-swim approach to training. But to ensure the success of strategic initiatives and build employee satisfaction and retention

Unleashing Organizational Know-How

For many large U.S businesses, the past few years have been lean ones. The recession of 2001 and the jobless recovery that has ensued has seen management focus on cost-cutting and increasing productivity to position their companies for growth in the next

Leadership Effectiveness for the Health Care Industry

In the realm of health care, one mistake can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, according to a 1999 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die every year due to preventable medical errors in hosp

Baptist Health Care: Training Chief Retention Officers

Ask whether there is a link between learning and retention, and most managers and human resources professionals will say, “Yes!” Ask them to describe that link, and most will tell you that well-designed and well-chosen learning enables people to understan

Bob Corcoran: The Power of GE Education

More and more companies today are realizing the value of workforce learning and development, reaping the return on investments into human capital. Ask chief learning officers to name the leading companies in the enterprise education movement, and it’s alm

The Impact of Assessment and Testing

Business performance and employee career plans ride on the relevance and validity of corporate learning programs. Valid corporate learning programs make learning assessment an ongoing part of training and an ongoing, fundamental part of your employees’ jo

Mike Barger: Training Takes Flight

It’s certainly not a stretch to say flying is in Mike Barger’s blood. Not only is the JetBlue AirWays’ vice president and chief learning officer an experienced pilot himself, he also grew up near an airport, the son of a pilot and a flight attendant. Fact

BC Hydro: The Power of Learning

BC Hydro, one of the largest electric utilities in Canada, serves more than 1.6 million customers with electricity generated at over 30 hydroelectric and thermal power plants. As an electric utility, the company is required to comply with government-manda

Corey Jack: Banking on Education

Heading the learning and development operations for a financial institution operating on an international platform requires flexibility, vision and proactive planning. As the executive head of BMO Financial Group’s Institute of Learning, Corey Jack is abl