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What if you’re not chosen for a ‘hi-po’ programme?
AUGUST 10, 2019 | Financial Times | Elizabeth Uviebinené.

Organisations naturally need to have a leadership pipeline through which they identify, develop and promote high potential (hi-po) employees who can lead the company in the future. However, given that most will not be selected, it is inevitable that some talented individuals will feel overlooked.

Organisations devote significant resources to these “chosen few”. They give a few individuals privileged access to training, exposure to decision makers and mentorship, all of which helps propel them towards the coveted top spot..... such programmes are invitation only. But how to get invited on to them is usually a closely guarded secret. Sometimes it is a formal process, but at other times it is at the discretion of senior management....So what happens when you are not chosen for a “fast track” programme? It is easy to start questioning your capabilities and even aspirations. It can be a motivation killer at first, leaving you feeling undervalued.....Harvard Business Review data suggests companies are bad at correctly identifying high-potential employees....The best organisations build a culture that nurtures high-potential individuals whether or not there is a formal talent development programme in place. This is especially true for women and minorities in the workplace who remain under-represented at every level in the corporate talent pipeline....New research from Northwestern University in the US suggests that early career hurdles actually help spur future success. The study showed that experiencing setbacks at the start of a career has a powerful and opposing effect: “Individuals with near misses systematically outperformed those with near wins in the long run.”

Early success does not always predict future success. Longer term, what you do when faced with disappointment usually determines whether or not you have what it takes to have a successful career....If you just missed out on a talent development programme, do not be disheartened. It leaves open the possibility of proving yourself on your own terms, rather than getting boxed into one company’s view of what leadership looks like.
career_paths  fast_track  HBR  high-achieving  invitation-only  leadership  leadership_development  Managing_Your_Career  mentoring  middle_management  movingonup  selection_processes  strivers  talent  talent_management  talent_pipelines  talent_spotting  talent_scouting  training  up-and-comers 
august 2019 by jerryking
Why Companies Are Failing at Reskilling
April 19, 2019 | WSJ | By Lauren Weber.

Investing in new technology can often be easier for companies than negotiating the organizational challenges that come with reskilling workers, said Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT.

“It’s one thing to invest in machine learning; it’s another to reinvent an organization or a business model,” he said. “Human capital is quantitatively a much bigger share of the capital in the economy than physical assets like plants, technology and equipment, and we understand it less well.”

Cumulatively, firms spend billions of dollars every year on technology devoted to digital transformation, but executives admit to confusion and uncertainty about the impact.....Other countries are being more proactive: Singapore and France recently started giving workers an annual allowance for approved career training. Through a program called Second Career in Ontario, Canada, low-skilled workers displaced from their jobs receive grants of up to 28,000 Canadian dollars to cover training in growing occupations, along with costs such as child care and transportation.

“Many countries we compete with see continual worker retraining as part of their economic strategy. The way we’ve traditionally treated education in this country is the government is responsible for your education until age 18, and after that it’s more of a private matter,”......How to break through the challenges, inefficiencies and resistance?.....employers and educators can do a better job of helping people find logical, reasonable career paths. Labor experts call this “skill adjacencies,” essentially diagnosing a person’s present skills and identifying promising careers that offer higher wages or growth in demand while requiring minimal investments of time and money in retraining.

“We need a Waze for your career,” ... the navigation app that offers real-time maps and driving directions. “You could look at jobs that are adjacent to your skillset or role, and with fairly light training, you can make a jump into a better job.”

The secret to successful reskilling, he says: keeping training short enough and achievable enough that workers can learn real skills and both they and employers get a return on investment.

Training Daze
Companies face a number of hurdles to successfully training workers for the skills needed in the evolving digital economy. Among the challenges:

* Data: Companies typically don’t have a clear view of their own employees’ talents. Few firms have repositories of data on a person’s skills, internal reputation, learning capacity, ambitions and interests.
* Speed: Converting a mechanical engineer into an electrical engineer, or a business analyst into a data scientist doesn’t necessarily happen in one quarter— or even a fiscal year—the cadences that shareholders understand. “Upskilling takes time. A hiring manager can usually find someone quicker outside the company,” even if it’s a more expensive contract worker.
* Worker engagement: If companies involved workers in decisions on new technology to implement, they would find that some already have the knowledge and others can be trained. “If we change that process, then we would see the potential of the workforce. We would see where the training needs are,”.
* Money: Employers have long shown a reluctance to invest the dollars needed to successfully retrain large swaths of staff, even when the economy is strong. In 2017, organizations spent around $1,300 per employee on training, up 8% from 2013, according to the Association for Talent Development. And as the economy declines, training budgets are typically slashed. One paper found a 28% decline in employer-funded training between 2001 and 2009.
* Unrealistic expectations: Society needs to recalibrate expectations for worker retraining. Laid-off coal miners probably won’t become data scientists, and few AT&T lineworkers will morph into software developers as the company transitions from a telephone company to a wireless and services business.
adjacencies  career_paths  digital_economy  Erik_Brynjolfsson  failure  future-proofing  labour_markets  layoffs  retraining  reskilling  skills  training 
april 2019 by jerryking
Platform companies have to learn to share
August 19, 2018 | Financial Times | Rana Foroohar.

Algorithmic management places dramatically more power in the hands of platform companies. Not only can they monitor workers 24/7, they benefit from enormous information asymmetries that allow them to suddenly deactivate drivers with low user ratings, or take a higher profit margin from riders willing to pay more for speedier service, without giving drivers a cut. This is not a properly functioning market. It is a data-driven oligopoly that will further shift power from labour to capital at a scale we have never seen before......Rather than wait for more regulatory pushback, platform tech companies should take responsibility now for the changes they have wreaked — and not just the positive ones. That requires an attitude adjustment. Many tech titans have a libertarian bent that makes them dismissive of the public sector as a whole.......Yet the potential benefits of ride-hailing and sharing — from less traffic to less pollution — cannot actually be realised unless the tech companies work with the public sector. One can imagine companies like Uber co-operating with city officials to phase in vehicles slowly, rolling out in underserved areas first, rather than flooding the most congested markets and creating a race to the bottom......Airbnb...often touts its ability to open up new neighbourhoods to tourism, but research shows that in cities like New York, most of its business is done in a handful of high end areas — and the largest chunk by commercial operators with multiple listings, with the effect of raising rents and increasing the strains caused by gentrification. On the labour side, too, the platform companies must take responsibility for the human cost of disruption. NYU professor Arun Sundararajan, has proposed allowing companies to create a “safe harbour” training fund that provides benefits and insurance for drivers and other on-demand workers without triggering labour laws that would categorise such workers as full-time employees (which is what companies want to avoid).
Airbnb  algorithms  dark_side  data_driven  gig_economy  information_asymmetry  New_York_City  oligopolies  on-demand  platforms  public_sector  Rana_Foroohar  ride_sharing  sharing_economy  safe_harbour  training  Uber 
august 2018 by jerryking
Edward Tufte: Courses
"Edward Tufte's one-day course on "Presenting Data and Information" is the best value-for-money that you can spend if you are involved in any way in presentation of information to users. When I receive this new schedule of these courses each year I get to thinking whom do I know whose career might change for the better if they take this course. I've taken it twice (the content is always up to date with the latest examples of both good and bad information design). Every attendee gets copies of Tufte's four major works on visual display of information. Tufte offers a group discount so your company can send a whole department or product team. And there's a steep discount for full-time students, faculty members, and postdocs.
training  design  classes  Edward_Tufte  presentations  data  infographics  visualization 
january 2017 by jerryking
The Women Who Met Hillary, and Spotted a Future Political Star - The New York Times
DEC. 24, 2016 | NYT | By SUSAN DOMINUS.

Hilary Clinton started changing American political culture for women as far back as the early 1970s — not through a candidacy of her own, but through a series of small, but crucial, networking moves.

The number of women who laboured in basement meetings, in consciousness-raising groups, in boardrooms, in unions, in news organizations and in their own kitchens to expand possibilities for women are far too many to count....Prominent among those who did were a few key friends of Mrs. Clinton whom she helped find paths to the cause, including a Texan political player named Betsey Wright....I’m ushered in to the National League of Women Voters headquarters, and Hillary tells them, ‘This can be your youth director.’”

Ms. Piercy, representing the league, went on to attend the Republican and Democratic conventions in 1972, a key inflection point for female activists. “We realized that the only way we could be accepted as equals was to be in office,” she said. “But the parties were not interested in cultivating women. So we realized we would have to train them ourselves.”...while Mrs. Clinton was a law student supporting the presidential candidate Senator George McGovern in San Antonio, she met Ms. Wright, the person she thought could galvanize and prepare potential female candidates.....Ms. Wright had previously worked on individual women’s campaigns. Yet it was Mrs. Clinton who suggested that Ms. Wright move to Washington to spread her expertise, by joining Ms. Piercy and Ms. Griffith to work for what would become known as the National Women’s Education Fund, an unofficial training arm of the National Women’s Political Caucus, with no formal affiliation. “Hillary was saying they really did need to get somebody who understood local races,” Ms. Wright said. “And she strongly urged me to go.”....Wright created seminars and training sessions that taught women how to maneuver within the political process.

She also formed a powerful partnership with Ruth Mandel, who had recently created the pioneering Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. It was not just that they needed to train women, Ms. Mandel said; they needed to “help women overcome their own resistance to gaining political power in their own right.”...Wright knew that revolutions start with pragmatics: She created a training manual that the Education Fund and the Political Caucus relied on heavily for years, a guidebook that broke down the logistics of opinion polling, reaching the news media and recruiting a staff. The training sessions offered advice on every aspect of campaigning, including details specific to women.
Hillary_Clinton  politics  political_campaigns  discipline  political_infrastructure  institutions  politicians  institution-building  women  networking  training  consciousness-raising  grass-roots  inflection_points 
january 2017 by jerryking
Recharging the Canadian right - The Globe and Mail
PRESTON MANNING
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

As Henry Kissinger once observed, politicians in office use up their intellectual, human and organizational capital rather than adding to it. Time out of office, wisely employed, can be used to restock the cupboard....

.....This is not to say that personal attractiveness and communications capabilities should be ignored in the recruitment of the next generation of political leaders. But if the aim of conservatives is not only to recharge the right politically, but also to be better able to govern the country as a result, putting all the renewal eggs in the charismatic leader basket would be a mistake for both conservatism and the country....
1. Greater recognition of the character traits that Canadians want to see in their elected officials – openness, honesty, transparency, integrity, compassion, humility – and making the possession of such traits a much more important factor in recruiting candidates, leaders and staff.

2. More clearly embracing those Canadian values – such as freedom, responsibility, equality of opportunity, stewardship, respect for life, democratic accountability – that conservatives want to strengthen and apply more rigorously to public policy.

3. Continue to strongly communicate the importance of trade liberalization, public-spending constraints, balanced budgets, debt reduction and tax relief.

4. Undertake a fresh round of policy development to strengthen the creative application of conservative values and principles to those areas where conservatives are, rightly or wrongly, seen to be weak or disinterested, such as poverty, inequality, health care, education, environment, science and culture.

5. Investing heavily in training conservative-oriented Canadians for more effective participation in the country’s political processes; providing more and better training for volunteers, constituency executives, campaign managers and candidates.

6. With respect to all of the above, consulting and involving ordinary Canadians at every stage – not just party insiders and elites.
Preston_Manning  conservatism  revitalization  intellectual_capital  human_capital  constituencies  rebuilding  think_tanks  political_infrastructure  institutions  politicians  institution-building  right-of-center  Canadian  values  training  Henry_Kissinger  organizational_capital  renewal  character_traits  charisma  APNSA  right-wing 
january 2016 by jerryking
African entrepreneurs see training as vital - FT.com
August 28, 2015 2:25 pm
African entrepreneurs see training as vital
Adrienne Klasa
training  Africa  entrepreneurship 
september 2015 by jerryking
Let’s train our leaders to be ethical - The Globe and Mail
PRESTON MANNING
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Apr. 06 2015

How about establishing an Institute of Political Managers and Directors, along the same lines as the Institute of Corporate Directors, with a similar commitment to ethical training and conduct? Such an institute would need to be cross-partisan, not non-partisan, since it would be providing ethical training for participants in the real political world, which is intensely partisan, whether we like it or not.

Its training emphasis should be heavily focused on ethics – promoting truth in communications and knowing where the lines are drawn among truth, spin and lies; advancing guidelines as to what constitutes ethical behaviour in an adversarial system and defining the limits to partisanship; demanding unwavering adherence to the rule of law by those who make laws; and inculcating a trusteeship ethic among those responsible for the handling of public money.

For training resources, the institute could draw in part upon business schools with well-developed courses in ethics, as well as Carleton University’s graduate program in political management. Carleton already includes an ethical component in each of its political management courses.
Preston_Manning  training  leaders  boards_&_directors_&_governance  Carleton  political_infrastructure  institutions  politicians  institution-building  ethics 
april 2015 by jerryking
Incognito
October 2003 | Report on Business Magazine | by Doug Steiner.

"...He always seemed a step ahead, and he did it by working harder, thinking harder and trading harder—and in ways that the competition couldn't quite grasp."

Steiner's 10 rules for making serious money:

1. Economists say investing is a zero-sum game It isn't. Money moves to smart hands quickly, and lazy investors pay a price. Tiger Woods became the been golfer by practising a lot. How many prospectuses have you read in bed after the news?
2. Really good investors rarely crow. If there is $5 to be made from a trade, there will be loss than $2.50 after you've blabbed about how smart you are. There are traders who quietly take home $10 million a year. They live beside you in a modest house and drive a beat-up Nissan.
3. The best follow rules and they‘re patient. They may not invest for months. One great trader I know wanted to buy a house in a fancy neighbourhood. He spent more than a week in the registry office on his vacation, searching the title on each property in the neighbourhood to find what buyers paid and how much of that was mortgaged, going back 20 wars. He got a good deal. He does the same amount of homework investing.
4. Sharp traders never add to losing positions. Too many headaches.
5. Smart investors. when puzzled about when to sell. wonder if they should buy more. If they don’t think they should buy more,they sell.
6. The most information wins. If you like a company, phone some people who work there. Apply for a job. Try their products. Phone the shipping dock to find out if they're busy.
7. Get a Bloomberg terminal. Bloombergs have more information in them than you can use, but smart people use a lot of it.
8. Following really smart traders around the market is hard. Most have more money to invest in a position than the arbitrage or opportunity can handle. They leave few tracks.
9. Great investors an: like great athletes—they see opportunities that others don’t. Often you don't realize that what they've made the most money on is even fungible.
10. If you can't do it yourself, find someone who likes the foldouts in annual reports more than anything. Their management fees are usually worth it. And they usually don't have slick marketing brochures.
absorptive_capacity  arbitrage  Bay_Street  Bloomberg  dedication  Doug_Steiner  hard_work  hedge_funds  humility  idea_generation  investment_advice  investing  investors  money_management  obscurity  opportunities  overlooked_opportunities  patience  perception  primary_field_research  prospectuses  rules_of_the_game  self-discipline  sleuthing  slight_edge  smart_people  traders  training  unfair_advantages  zero-sum_games 
december 2013 by jerryking
True democracy starts with the municipal - The Globe and Mail
Preston Manning

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Aug. 15 2013

there are more than 25,000 elected municipal officials in Canada, not counting elected school boards and health boards in many jurisdictions, and some 75,000 to 100,000 Canadians likely gave serious thought to running for their municipal council over the past three years.

And while there are numerous think tanks, interest groups, party organizations and communications vehicles that provide intellectual capital and training opportunities for politicians at the federal and provincial levels, candidates for municipal office are not nearly as well served. This is a situation that needs to be remedied – not by bringing federal or provincial party politics to the municipal level, but by creating and supporting more think tanks, training programs, and communications vehicles dedicated to the provision of better ideas and training for those willing to run for municipal office.

Of course, political innovation of this type at the municipal level will run into the same criticism and opposition that invariably greets political innovation at any level in Canada.
Preston_Manning  municipalities  democracy  political_infrastructure  institutions  institution-building  politicians  political_innovation  think_tanks  training  training_programs 
august 2013 by jerryking
How to Scale Up Your Service Business
Mar 18, 2011 | | Inc.com | John Warrillow.

It can be tough to grow a service business. Clients generally are buying your expertise, and if all you have to sell is time, the size of your business will always be limited by the number of hours in the day. One way to scale up your service business is to launch a training division to teach others what you know...we all know, as business owners, we should document our systems for others to follow, but somehow writing our owner's manual always takes a backseat to serving the next customer or fighting the next fire.
howto  scaling  services  training  John_Warrillow  product_launches  growth  ideas  owners  documentation 
april 2013 by jerryking
The kids are all right |
October 27, 2003 | PROFITguide.com | Rick Spence || .
Rick_Spence  entrepreneurship  training  youth  children 
august 2012 by jerryking
A Crash Course On Staying Wealthy - WSJ.com
March 23, 2005 | WSJ | By ROBERT FRANK
A Crash Course On Staying Wealthy
Financial Training Programs For Kids Are Proliferating; Cultivating Future Clients
children  youth  financial_literacy  wealth_management  training  Robert_Frank  high_net_worth  training_programs 
august 2012 by jerryking
'Boot Camp' Offers the Young Rich Lessons in Handling Their Wealth - WSJ.com
December 27, 2006 | WSJ | By SCOTT STEARNS .
'Boot Camp' Offers the Young Rich Lessons in Handling Their Wealth
parenting  high_net_worth  affluence  wealth_management  training  youth  personal_finance  financial_literacy 
august 2012 by jerryking
How GE Teaches Teams to Lead Change
January 009 | HBR | by Steven Prokesch.

Idea in Brief

Management development programs that focus on teaching and inspiring individuals to apply new approaches have a fundamental flaw: If other members of an individual’s team have not taken the course, they may resist efforts to change.

The antidote to this problem is training intact management teams.

When managers go through a program together, they emerge with a consensus view of the opportunities and problems and how best to attack them. The result: faster and more effective change.
HBR  GE  teaching  teams  change  change_management  shared_consciousness  shared_experiences  Jeffrey_Immelt  training  leadership_development  innovation  growth 
november 2011 by jerryking
Building better conservatives to build a better democracy
Sep 14, 2005 |The Globe and Mail. pg. A.21| Preston Manning.

A contemporary political philosophy such as democratic conservatism needs a vehicle -- a party -- to participate effectively in the democratic process. To fly successfully over the long haul, it also needs a multitude of think tanks and links with academia to generate ideas and policy analyses; education and training institutions and programs to train everyone from poll captains to potential cabinet ministers; communications vehicles to link itself to its grassroots and voters; national forums and political trade shows to bring conservatives together from across Canada; and links with interest groups capable of waging issue campaigns on subjects of importance to conservatives and voters. And of course it needs institutions and programs to finance all the above....

The Manning Centre intends to facilitate the development of such conservative democratic infrastructure, with guidance from the Toronto roundtable and follow-up advisory panels. As a "do tank" rather than a think tank, we hope to bridge the gap between conservative idea-generation and the practical implementation of those ideas in the real political world.
Preston_Manning  conservatism  institutions  nonprofit  Manning_Centre  training  think_tanks  activism  ProQuest  political_infrastructure  idea_generation  long-haul 
october 2011 by jerryking
Inside the Billionaire Service Industry -
September 2006 | Magazine - The Atlantic | By Sheelah Kolhatkar.

Need designer lighting for your jet? Fancy a dressage horse for your daughter? Have staffing issues in your 50,000-square-foot house? A growing army of experts stands ready to bear any burden for the ultrarich
high_net_worth  concierge_services  training  affluence  Sheelah_Kolhatkar 
october 2011 by jerryking
Training for a Plane Crash - WSJ.com
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 | WSJ | By SCOTT MCCARTNEY.
British Airways Puts Fliers in Mock Disasters; How to Get a Head Start
travel  safety  tips  training  accidents  survival_techniques 
september 2011 by jerryking
An Inside Look at the SEAL Sensibility - WSJ.com
MAY 7, 2011

The SEAL Sensibility
From a member of the elite force, an inside look at the brutal training
and secret work of the commandos who got Osama bin Laden.

by ERIC GREITENS
Seals  covert_operations  training 
may 2011 by jerryking
Stephen Maturin: The Ideal Intelligence Officer for Our Times
November 12, 2010 | The Dear Surprise | By Nicholas Dujmovic.

When Maturin needs to, he can kill an enemy, or lie to a friend, but
both sicken him. He is curious, always looking to enlarge his knowledge,
and he is compassionate about his fellow human beings (as long as they
do not serve Napoleon!). His analytic mind serves him well in
intelligence work—he has a strong counterintelligence sense about
him—and he is happiest when writing “a clear statement of a complex
situation.”

Maturin constantly and imaginatively takes the initiative in collecting
and producing intelligence since he has few specific taskings from the
Admiralty, which allows him a free hand to act.
espionage  spycraft  training  literature  United_Kingdom  security_&_intelligence  books  fiction  intelligence_analysts 
february 2011 by jerryking
As boomer bureaucrats retire, savvy entrepreneurs rejoice - The Globe and Mail
Dec. 16, 2010 | Globe and Mail | MARY GOODERHAM. The exodus
within Canada’s public service, with more than a quarter of civil
servants retiring or preparing to leave jobs within the next few
years... is creating big opportunity for entrepreneurs...those who make
up Canada’s 8.5 per cent unemployment rate can’t easily replace retirees
leaving senior positions, especially within the public sector, as many
are young males who once worked in the manufacturing and construction
sectors....As a result, executive training programs are becoming
increasingly popular.
exodus  human_resources  baby_boomers  retirement  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  training  public_sector  civil_service  civil_servants  bureaucrats  Octothorpe_Software  Ottawa  training_programs 
december 2010 by jerryking
How to Translate Training into Results
June 15, 2010 | Harvard Business Review | by Ron Ashkenas.
"Many companies create leadership programs that are filled with good
content and delivered with great skill, but without any kind of
measurable business impact, they eventually die on the vine. Luckily the
"fix" for these kinds of programs is really quite simple: Require that
participants come to the program with a specific business challenge
(either individually or as a team); build time into the program to
create a plan for addressing that challenge based on the content that is
presented; and then insist that managers execute against these plans
after the program. Firms such as GE, Honeywell, Siemens, and many others
have used this approach for years with great success — and have
documented many millions of dollars of benefits. In essence they have
transformed their leadership development activities from a "cost center"
to a "profit center" — which makes them much more difficult to dismiss
when budgets get tight. "
leadership_development  training  HBR  leadership  GE  Freshbooks  cost_centers  profit_centers 
june 2010 by jerryking
It's time to build a better diplomat - The Globe and Mail
Daryl Copeland

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail Published on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
NPSIA  diplomacy  training  Canadian 
december 2009 by jerryking
SSRN-Creative Brainstorming and Integrative Thinking: Skills for Twenty-First Century Managers by Fahri Karakas, Mustafa Kavas
Creative Brainstorming and Integrative Thinking: Skills for Twenty-First Century Managers

Fahri Karakas
McGill University Faculty of Management

Mustafa Kavas
affiliation not provided to SSRN

Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 8-12, 2008
creative_thinking  innovation  training  books  21st._century 
september 2009 by jerryking
Running smart
Jan/Feb 1993 | Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. D & B Reports |
Robert N Steck. Most theories about training managers have focused on
big-company managers. Yet it is often managers in smaller concerns that
most need training. Many small businesses are learning that rejuvenating
an organization is mainly a matter of teaching managers basic
principles of good business practice - always with the understanding
that there are no magic formulas. Small companies can learn from the
management-development methods of large ones. The first lesson is that
not all manager training is equally cost effective. There are 2
principles that any company should follow in manager-training programs:
1. Take orientation seriously. 2. Work to keep the training close in
both time and space to the work stations, through multimedia
presentations, for example. The process of change through training is
slow, and the recipes for renewal must be adapted to each situation.
organizational_culture  small_business  training  Freshbooks  employment_training 
september 2009 by jerryking
Getting Everyone On Board
Mar 2008 | Pharmaceutical Executive Vol. 8 pg. 15, 3 pgs | by
Marylyn Donahue. A product manager's training course can be the most
creative, innovative, and custom-designed program ever to come down the
pipeline, but it will wither on the vine without executive support and
the sponsorship of commercial-business-unit group leaders.
Freshbooks  employment_training  training 
september 2009 by jerryking
Small Business Link: Chip Maker Trains in the Virtual World
Apr 3, 2008 | Wall Street Journal pg. B.6 | Raymund Flandez.
At Silicon Image Inc., workers learn about making and managing the
company's silicon chips by exploring a virtual world representing its
corporate campus, and interacting with co-workers using
three-dimensional characters they control. The exercise is similar to
online games like Second Life, which allow players to inhabit and
participate in a computer-simulated environment.
employment_training  training  Freshbooks  Raymund_Flandez  co-workers  semiconductors 
september 2009 by jerryking
Why it is so hard to evaluate training in the workplace
2008 | Industrial and Commercial Training. Vol. 40, Iss. 7; pg. 390 | by Zane L Berge.
employment_training  training  Freshbooks  challenges 
september 2009 by jerryking
Corporate University on a Budget
Apr 2005. | Training Vol. 42, Iss. 4; pg. 20 | by Kristine
Ellis. Includes list of HOW TO LAUNCH A CORPORATE U. Featuring Carol
Hama.
howto  size  corporate_universities  best_practices  employment_training  training  Freshbooks  organizational_culture  organizational_learning 
september 2009 by jerryking
School of hire learning: Skills shortage? An in-house training program can help
February 2007 | PROFIT magazine | By Eleanor Beaton. "To find
new skilled workers for his company, Halliday opened a free, in-house
training program — essentially, a mini-school — housed in his Calgary
headquarters. Sound like a resources-draining, administrative nightmare?
For Spindle, Stairs & Railings, it has proved the perfect solution
to a potentially business-killing problem. "
Freshbooks  training  corporate_universities  training_programs 
september 2009 by jerryking
Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
June 24, 2009 | Well Blog - NYTimes.com |By Gretchen Reynolds
fitness  exercise  training  speed 
july 2009 by jerryking
Time to Train for Your First Marathon - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
May 18, 2009, 11:28 am
Time to Train for Your First Marathon
By Tara Parker-Pope
running  exercise  fitness  marathons  training 
may 2009 by jerryking
Staying a Step Ahead of Aging - New York Times
January 31, 2008 | New York Times | By GINA KOLATA. “Train
hard and train often". Do things like regular interval training,
repeatedly going all out, easing up, then going all out again. These
workouts train your body to increase its oxygen consumption by allowing
you to maintain an intense effort. When you have to choose between hard
and often, choose hard.
training  exercise  running  Gina_Kolata  aging  fitness  interval_training  intensity  high-intensity 
april 2009 by jerryking

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