Learning to Succeed

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Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814434142
Format: PDF, ePub
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Frequent market shifts...The rapid pace of technological change...We're all familiar with the old saying, "the only constant is change," but this has never been as true for business as it is today--nor have the penalties for companies who fail to learn and adapt been as high. Learning to Succeed insists that an integrated model for corporate education--one that links development programs with strategic goals--is critical to building agile and resilient learning organizations that will survive in our fast-evolving business landscape. Companies need to continually assess where they need to go in relation to where they are now--and use training to bridge the gap. As these new education initiatives are designed to advance concrete corporate goals, participants become active learners. Instead of merely listening to lectures--they work on strategic plans and action projects tied to key objectives. Learning is reinforced and ROI is optimized. For companies ready to embrace what it means to be a learning organization, to welcome the CLO to the C-Suite, to tightly and continuously weave strategy and learning into the fabric of their businesses, the opportunities are limitless. Complete with practical guidelines and illuminating case studies, this pioneering book puts them on the path to long-term success.

The HRD Almanac

Author: Dr Vidhya Srinivasan
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1946515353
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The thinking on Human Resource Development (HRD) practices has been evidenced for the last one and a half decades. However the pace and volume of change has forced HR managers to meet complex challenges like globalization, a diverse workforce and informed expectations for training learning and development. Both organizations and employees benefit from HRD interventions because an organization’s success critically depends on the levels of employee skills and motivation. The HRD Almanac looks at 4 broad focus areas of HR practices, that are Strategy centric, Organizational alignment related, Employee Empowerment focused, and the Learning Training and Development angle. The author weaves together 25 detailed chapters spanning the gamut of the HRD function. The writing is aligned on a uniform pattern providing answers to the What, consisting of Definitions and Descriptions of the theme, Why, Consisting of Concept Clarifications, Where, the role of the Human Resources department and How, an authentication of data obtained through a pilot study on HR practitioners across industry sectors. The HRD Almanac is a factual compendium of literature, concepts, organizational experiences, and perceptions on some of the most important HRD efforts and will serve as an appropriate and excellent handbook for young and potential HR functionaries.

Learning for Life

Author: Jason Wingard
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814433642
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Today’s global knowledge economy requires individuals and companies alike to quickly adapt to new tools and strategies. To remain competitive, both must continually upgrade their skills. In the United States, however, support for ongoing education lags far behind other developed nations, creating a crippling skills gap. How did we get to this point, and why are other countries faring markedly better? What keeps our nation’s vast network of corporate training, workforce development, and K-12 and college education so fragmented and inefficient? Gathering insights from key thought leaders and exemplary programs, Learning for Life examines: Why America’s existing educational models are failing employees and employers The shift from content knowledge toward new ways of thinking and working, grounded in creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration Policies and programs that are working in the U.S. and abroad Recommendations for overhauling our education and training infrastructure and building partnerships between providers and employers In a constantly changing world, the stakes are high to ensure our workforce performs. Learning for Life points to the most promising pathways for getting there.

The Business of Corporate Learning

Author: Shlomo Ben-Hur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107328535
Format: PDF, Docs
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Corporate learning functions are now an established part of many of the world's leading multinational firms. In this book, Shlomo Ben-Hur demonstrates how corporate learning can and should have an integral, strategic, role in a company. Based on firsthand experience, Ben-Hur provides a practical guide to setting up or restructuring a corporate learning function within a company, covering its seven key activities. He identifies and elucidates the key decision points in this process. But The Business of Corporate Learning is much more than a 'how-to' guide. For the first time, this book sheds light on the reasons for success or failure in the strategic deployment of corporate learning. Real-world case studies are used to illustrate the potential pitfalls and demonstrate how – when successfully integrated into the company's strategic management system – corporate learning is able to deliver tangible business results.

World Class Learners

Author: Yong Zhao
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452203989
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prepare your students for the globalized world! To succeed in the global economy, students need to function as entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible and creative. Researcher and Professor Yong Zhao unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. This book shows how teachers, administrators and even parents can: Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and harness it Foster student autonomy and leadership Champion inventive learners with necessary resources Develop global partners and resources

Chief Talent Officer

Author: Jack Phillips
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317749359
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In the face of rapid changes and challenges to the business environment, learning and talent are key to the success of businesses. This is an area in which the Chief Learning Officer (the CLO) is vital and has evolved into a Chief Talent Officer role in organizations. The Chief Talent Officer is now responsible for working to drive value, focusing on issues such as talent, organization design and development, culture, business alignment, managing resources, innovation, technology, utilization, customer service, and ROI. Chief Talent Officer discusses the critical, value-adding role of the next generation CLO, and the strategies that can be used to fulfill this role. With a wealth of perspectives from some of the world’s best talent executives, this book illuminates the role from the CLO’s perspective. This revised and refreshed edition of the text includes the latest illustrative examples, explanations, and data. The reader is shown the role of the CLO from diverse, multinational points of view, and taken through the varying aspects of business strategy in a range of international environments. This book is a vital tool for managers and students, providing techniques and methods for the training, talent, and HR communities alike. It will help its readers to demonstrate and understand the potential value that can be added to any organization when it is managed and organized well, and equipped with appropriate leadership.

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

Author: Martin Reeves
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625275870
Format: PDF, ePub
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You think you have a winning strategy. But do you? Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a blue ocean, be adaptive, play to win—or forget about a sustainable competitive advantage altogether? In a business environment that is changing faster and becoming more uncertain and complex almost by the day, it’s never been more important—or more difficult—to choose the right approach to strategy. In this book, The Boston Consulting Group’s Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha offer a proven method to determine the strategy approach that is best for your company. They start by helping you assess your business environment—how unpredictable it is, how much power you have to change it, and how harsh it is—a critical component of getting strategy right. They show how existing strategy approaches sort into five categories—Be Big, Be Fast, Be First, Be the Orchestrator, or simply Be Viable—depending on the extent of predictability, malleability, and harshness. In-depth explanations of each of these approaches will provide critical insight to help you match your approach to strategy to your environment, determine when and how to execute each one, and avoid a potentially fatal mismatch. Addressing your most pressing strategic challenges, you’ll be able to answer questions such as: • What replaces planning when the annual cycle is obsolete? • When can we—and when should we—shape the game to our advantage? • How do we simultaneously implement different strategic approaches for different business units? • How do we manage the inherent contradictions in formulating and executing different strategies across multiple businesses and geographies? Until now, no book brings it all together and offers a practical tool for understanding which strategic approach to apply. Get started today.

Learn or Die

Author: Edward D. Hess
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538278
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Little Book of Leadership Development

Author: Scott J. ALLEN
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 081441754X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Great things come in little packages: 50 commonsense (but rarely common) ideas for building the leadership potential of others.How many managers have time to plow through big books of leadership development? None! And they'll never need to with this slender book of 50 simple yet powerful ideas. The Little Book of Leadership Development goes straight to the heart of great leadership. Free of complicated theories, it focuses on what really works to get people motivated, working effectively, and acting as leaders themselves. The book delivers streamlined instructions on modeling behaviors, sharing information, building accountability, stretching teams, providing feedback, and 45 other practical strategies. Readers will be able to design a system of development tailored to their team and organization. Managers with the ability to self-reflect and a willingness to implement these positive, powerful ideas will see quick improvementsùin communication, efficiency, morale, and every other measure that points to a committed team of emerging leaders.

Rethinking Money

Author: Bernard Lietaer
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609942981
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the United States struggles and the economies of Europe stagger, we fail to see a way out of this agonizing cycle of repeated financial meltdowns. In fact, there are thousands of ways to solve not only our recurring fiscal crises but our ongoing social and ecological debacles as well. Solutions are already in place where terrible problems once existed. The changes came about not through increased conventional taxation, enlightened self-interest, or government programs but by people simply rethinking the concept of money. With this restructuring, everything changes. In this visionary book, Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne explore the origins of our current monetary system—built on bank debt and scarcity—revealing the surprising and sometimes shocking ways its unconscious limitations give rise to so many serious problems. But there is hope. The authors present stories of ordinary people and their communities using new money, working in cooperation with national currencies, to strengthen local economies, create work, beautify cities, and provide education—and so much more is possible. These real-world examples are just the tip of the iceberg—over 4,000 cooperative currencies are already in existence. The book provides remedies for challenges faced by governments, businesses, nonprofits, local communities, and even banks. It demystifies a complex and critically important topic and will strike a deep chord with readers eager to find innovative, meaningful solutions that will do far more than restore prosperity—it will provide the framework for an era of sustainable abundance.