Better Cybersecurity Starts with Fixing Your Employees’ Bad Habits
December 22 | Alex Blau | Comments (0)
Cybercrime is here to stay, and it’s costing American firms a lot of money. The average annualized cost of cybercrime for global companies has increased nearly 62% since 2013, from $7.2 million to $11.7 million. And these are just the average direct costs.
How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things
December 03 | Rachel O'Meara | Comments (0)
We all want to learn and grow. Improving our skills and being exposed to new ideas not only makes us better at our jobs but makes us happier and more engaged at work. But with a full-time job, it can be tough to find the time and resources to dedicate to personal development.
Why a Gen-X CEO Hired a Millennial to Help Him Keep a Learning Mindset
November 29 | John Barrows | Comments (0)
At age 41, I am where I want to be in my career: running my own sales-training business, with enough clients lined up that I can probably live comfortably for the next several years. But I’m in trouble. Every Gen Xer is.
Corporate Learning Programs Need to Consider Context, Not Just Skills
November 28 | Todd Warner | Comments (0)
Spending on corporate learning, particularly leadership development, continues to increase at a staggering pace. According to one piece of research, spending on frontline leadership development alone increased by over 310% in a three-year period. Despite the amount they invest in corporate learning, organizations continue to struggle to connect these programs with the day-to-day work of strategy execution.
How to Give and Receive Feedback About Creative Work
November 28 | Spencer Harrison | Comments (0)
Feedback is crucial for learning and improving, but it’s rarely fun to be on the receiving end of it when it’s critical. Many people have a negative reaction to feedback, especially feedback on their creative work. In a study of seven companies and 11,471 days of creative work, researchers found two striking patterns.
Managers Aren’t Doing Enough to Train Employees for the Future
November 28 | David W. Ballard | Comments (0)
As topics like automation, artificial intelligence, and skills retraining dominate conversations about the future of work, some predict catastrophic job loss and a dystopian future where legions of unskilled workers languish unemployable in the margins. Others, like O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly, aren’t so pessimistic.
Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers?
November 05 | Victor Lipman | Comments (0)
During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. Along with many other executives, I attended talks by noted management authors, I went to (often lengthy) team-building exercises, and I participated in discussions on different leadership styles. It was OK — extremely insightful at times, moderately interesting at others, but it often kept me away from the demands of everyday management.
Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better
November 05 | Joelle Emerson | Comments (0)
There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire.
Stop Waiting for Governments to Close the Skills Gap
November 05 | George Serafeim | Comments (0)
America needs to become a great place to work again. And this will only happen if we align the interests of workers and investors such that companies focus on worker well-being to deliver better financial results.