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By Michael Strawbridge | A magazine with the focus on the challenges that are faced by today's Directors within leading learning providers. www.learningdirectorsnetwork.

10 Top CEOs on What’s Changing About the World of Work

The way we work today is entirely different from the way worked 50, 25, 10, even five years ago. As the pace of technological advancements continues …

Governance

How to Tell Your Boss to Stop Doing Your Job

Sixty percent of employees don’t believe they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day at work, according to the 2017 State of the American Workplace report. Sadly, one common explanation for this is that their boss is too busy doing it for them. In our ten-year longitudinal study on …

Leadership

7 Ways to Help Your Employees Become Better Problem-Solvers

Your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. So, follow these steps to enable them to tackle problems on their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're the visionary and leader of your company, but your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. They're carrying …

Leadership
Leadership

Research: How Incentive Pay Affects Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Trust

Most managers would agree that motivated, productive employees are crucial for organizational success, regardless of company size, industry, or corporate strategy. The question is how to motivate them. Offering employees performance-based incentive pay is one common approach, and it usually takes …

The Workplace

Promote Learning Transfer, Accelerate Strategy Execution

FeaturePromote Learning Transfer, Accelerate Strategy Execution<p>Technology innovations like learning transfer platforms are changing the game when it …

Learning

Coaching: The Secret to Retaining Top Talent

Figuring out how to retain the best employees remains a top priority for every business owner. This shouldn’t be a surprise: according to a study by …

Leadership

Why Do Employees Stay? A Clear Career Path and Good Pay, for Starters

Employee turnover is expensive. Replacing an employee who quits costs, on average, 21% of their annual pay. While it’s tempting to dismiss turnover as a fact of life in today’s fast-moving job market, new research shows otherwise. Many reasons employees jump ship are surprisingly simple, and …

Employment

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; and since then, the business world has slowly but surely …

Leadership

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

« Transgender Protections: Moral Purpose or Moral Judgment? | Main<p><i>If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current</i> …

Professional Development

Is Gamification Important in 2017?

Can gamification (and gamification platforms) really drive business and engagement?<p>You’ve decided to use gamification in 2017, and you want to choose …

Want a More Creative Team? Start by Taming Your Own Ego.

Hyper-confident leaders often get the top job, but they don't bring out the best in everyone.<p>Popular culture likes its business and political leaders larger than life. Think Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jordan Belfort (better known as the Wolf of Wall Street) or even President Donald Trump. It’s nothing …

Leadership

The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead.<p>Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits …

Leadership

3 Lessons From Steve Jobs on Building Trust | Inc.com

Leadership

4 Components Necessary to Leadership Coaching

« Will Secretary DeVos Just Be More of the Same? | Main<p>Many leaders want to be coached. Even though they may live in a state that offers coaching, …

A Roadmap to Creating An Effective Personalization Strategy

From simple message segmentation to programmatic ad buying and individual-level website customization, the combination of big data and technology is …

Analytics

Four Steps for Driving Customer Loyalty With Data Science

For most companies, the cost of acquiring a new customer is far more than the cost of retaining an existing customer—often 5-10 times more expensive. …

Customer Experience

The Learning Awards 2017 finalists - Learning and Performance Institute

<b>Internal Learning Solution of the Year (Sponsored by QA)</b><br>Barclays Internal Audit<br>Dell Sales L&D<br>eSyncTraining<br>GSK<br>Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life …

Here's Mark Zuckerberg's Ten-Year Prediction for Virtual Reality

Top-tier video game developers, your so-called Triple-A shops, aren’t wasting their time on creating the next <i>GTA V</i> or <i>Mass Effect</i> for Oculus Rift, the …

I Lost 31% of My Search Traffic but My Sales Went up by 73%

Do you ever wish you could read people’s minds?<p>More specifically, have you ever wished that you could know exactly how to lead people to your site?<p>In …

SEO

3 Ways to Have a Bigger Impact in Your Personal and Professional Life

Oh, and these strategies also minimize stress, which is no small thing.<p>In my travels all over the world, speaking to different organizations of all sizes, there are two common questions that I always seem to receive at some point before or after I deliver my keynote presentation: “How can I …

Success

Why Your Younger Employees Aren’t as Motivated as They Could Be

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

‘Bring your own device’: weighing up the business benefits

BYOD, or bring your own device, is the workplace solution that sees employees work from their own laptops and mobile phones<p>A major advantage many small businesses have over larger companies is that they are more agile; less encumbered by rigid systems and processes. For example, they are more …

BYOD

The 30 Best Workplaces in Technology

The tech industry has long been famed for its luxe work environments—free lunches, ping pong tables, green juice on tap—but there's a lot more than …

The Workplace

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

In 2011, when Stanford computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig came up with the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over …

MOOCs

Why Lifelong Learning Drives This Leader

Discover how a childhood passion shaped this entrepreneur's core values.<p>When Mike Santoro was young, his family instilled in him a love of reading and writing. This background led him to the field of communications, and today, he is the president of Walker Sands, a PR and digital marketing …

Leadership
Leadership

An entrepreneur shares 5 small office perks that have increased productivity at his company

It's no surprise that teams around the globe continuously look for ways to improve their workspace.<p>We spend the majority of our week at the office, so it's important to create an environment that is not only productive, but also fosters creative thinking.<p>Here are a few things that can be …

Productivity

We’re Thinking About Organizational Culture All Wrong

A common thread in the study of organizational culture is the idea of culture as a unifying force that brings people together to work productively toward the attainment of organizational goals. In this approach, organizational culture is understood as a variable to be used in projects of social …

Leadership