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  • 27 Apr 2016 12:40 PM | Nancy Cattle (Administrator)

    Leaders need to constantly grow personal self-awareness as well as develop stronger abilities to reflect on others. 

    As per Kaissa Thacker, the heart of authentic leadership is “selves-awareness”.

    All businesses are adapting to new economic realities.  Growing leadership capabilities and closing gaps in current skills as well as future competencies have become critical requirements for building effective and efficient organizations.

    Ø  Leaders need to assess and uncover organizational leadership challenges.

    Ø  Leaders need to define and target very specific business-driver skill gaps.

    Ø  Leaders need to provide customized leadership development activities.

    Ø  Leaders need to elevate leadership impact to drive dynamic business outcomes.

    Attached is an article entitled – Critical Success Factors of Highly-Competent and Growth-Focused Leaders. 

    v  Review the twenty success factors and identify your strengths as well as potential opportunities.

    v  “Crack your code” for personal development and growth.

    v  Remember, successful execution of organizational strategies and the vision for aggressive revenue growth will depend on leadership talent.

    v  Tap into the support and capabilities of the IDD Leadership Group and create your learning journey for the future.

    Click here to access the article. 

  • 26 Mar 2014 12:37 PM | Pamela Lambert (Administrator)
    This is the second in a three-part series on Gamifiying Your Instruction. (Part one can be found here.) The series is written by Karl Kapp, professor of instructional technology and internationally known author of two books on gamification both co-authored by ASTD.

    While the term “gamification” has only been around since 2002 and did not really gained widespread adoption until about 2010, there are still a number of examples of successful implementations of gamification.  Looking at these examples, it is possible to begin to build a list of best practices around gamification of learning and instruction. Read More >

  • 03 Mar 2014 10:26 AM | Pamela Lambert (Administrator)
    Two reports examine expectations for, and impact of, employee learning and development efforts. 

    Two recent research reports from ASTD show that learning executives are confident in the future of learning and development efforts, and that to achieve the greatest impact more effort is needed to align learning initiatives and goals to business outcomes.

  • 03 Mar 2014 10:18 AM | Pamela Lambert (Administrator)
    [From www.BizJournals.com]-Sometimes managers avoid dealing with employee performance issues out of a concern that a direct conversation will become confrontational, complex or time consuming. Other managers worry about creating potential legal issues if they don’t have a company policy to stand behind. To slice through the fear and complexity, I asked Alice Waagen, president and founder of Herndon, Va.-based Workforce Learning, to share her simple framework for dealing with underperforming employees. Her answers follow my questions, which are in bold - 

    What mistakes do managers often make in discussing performance problems? Click here for more
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