Leadership Development

Training/Learning: What Fits Your Company?

Imagine being at the helm of a good-sized sailing yacht. The calm has given way to strong wind gusts, fog and stormy seas. You must rely on the skills of the crew, limited resources, navigation equipment and common sense to safely guide you and your crew

Front-Line Managers: Training's Biggest Asset

In my last column, I discussed how every training department should establish itself as an investment, not an expense. Once this perspective is adopted, training programs need to align themselves with the organization’s best resources to guarantee success

Building Leaders and Driving Change

In tough times, the argument goes, leadership development is the first thing to cut. Maybe so for some organizations, but not necessarily for forward-looking companies. From the worst of times comes the best of times, and organizations with hopes of capit

Learning Styles: What's Right for Your Enterprise?

When I was a child, admittedly now a long, long time ago, one of the most favorite games we played in school and in our neighborhood was �Simon Says.� The rules of the game are incredibly simple: Do exactly, but only, what Simon tells you to do. If th

Collaborative Tools for e-Learning

When my colleague Padma Medury and I conducted a survey on collaborative technologies and groupware in 1990, little did we know the degree to which Web-based tools would reshape and elevate this field. We discovered conferencing and collaboration tools fo

Steelcase: Migrating Employees to New Systems

Ranked number 425 on the Fortune 500 list, and with more than $4 billion in revenue in 2001, Steelcase is the undisputed leader in the global office furniture industry. When faced with a company-wide migration from version 3.1 of SAP to version 4.6, Steel

Stephen E. Scholl: Ensuring Allstate's Education

When Stephen E. Scholl graduated from Albright College in 1979, he was armed with a sociology degree and a healthy respect for education. And while he didn�t start out to be a teacher, a provider of educational opportunities is just what he became nonet

Century 21: Bringing Learning Home

Managing training at a large corporation like Century 21 is no small challenge. With about 88,000 agents and 4,400 brokers dispersed across 30 countries, the paperwork alone stacks up like a mortgage application. But a mission is a mission, and at Century

2010 CLO Business Intelligence Industry Report

In today’s economy, making the right decisions is more crucial than ever. In the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Industry Report, more than 2000 of today’s most respected learning executives share their valuable insights and outlooks for