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Leaders Open Doors, 2nd Edition

Chapter 1: Introducing Open-Door Leadership
Bill Treasurer | November 22, 2017 | Book Chapter

The Preface of Leaders Open Doors, 2nd Edition describes what inspired author Bill Treasurer to write this book. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of open-door leadership, or leadership that creates opportunity for others.

The Futurist Leader

Yvette Montero Salvatico | August 31, 2015 | Webcast

Today’s challenging landscape is the new reality. It requires businesses to embrace innovative leadership and organization development approaches to remain competitive. Learning how to effectively harness the future for more resilient and transformative decision making today is the key to success in this volatile and uncertain environment.

The Microeconomics of Human Capital

Carrie Van Daele | July 09, 2015 | Article

microeconomicsLet’s consider human capital a branch of microeconomics, a study of how the scarcity of workers impacts your company’s decisions about operating performance and expansion of market share. In other words, it’s time to examine how your remaining workers, after the economic downturn, are your only “supply and demand” option for filling the skills gap with fewer workers. 

Building an Innovative People-Driven Organization

Ruth Palombo Weiss | May 13, 2015 | Article

people-drivenAs the top challenge for 2015, a report put out by the Conference Board notes CEOs view human capital in all its forms—from dynamic leadership to a skilled workforce cadre—as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth within their organizations. Rebecca Ray, co-author of Creating Opportunity Out of Adversity: Building Initiative has found that over the years people have done a variety of things to address different aspects of business. 

TD: Leading With Emotional Intelligence

Lynda McDermott | March 24, 2015 | Webcast

Research during the last two decades suggests that the most successful performers in organizations are alike in one critical way—they all have emotional intelligence. Most of us have probably been admonished at some point in our professional careers: “Don’t be so emotional” or “Don’t take it personally.” However, leadership and organizational research suggests that emotions are a natural part of the brain’s decision-making process and should not be ignored or disregarded. In fact, our emotional intelligence is our capacity to recognize and manage our emotions and those of others.

The Evolving Role of the CLO/CTDO

Mike Hawkins | January 14, 2015 | Article

CLO evolutionHaving a senior leader—CLO—focused on learning and talent development dates back as far as business and education have been in existence.  Regardless of titles, past or present, leaders responsible for learning have been and will continue to be of critical importance. Learning and development are the methods by which skills, knowledge, and attitudes are honed—and they are at the root of all achievements. 

Innovation: What Is It and Can It Be Taught?

ATD 2014 Session: M309
Karen Hough | May 07, 2014 | Video

Getting outside your normal working and thinking mode is critical to creating elegant, meaningful solutions for your organization. Learn how to frame innovation so that your team can experience a whole new paradigm for thinking, based on the skills of improvisation, which leads to more creative, flexible, and adaptive work. We not only examine creativity—we apply it to real situations so that the information is useful rather than theoretical. You'll learn how improvisers can be so creative in risky, stressful situations. We will examine how creative and innovative people and organizations interact, how they manage risk, and the most effective ways to implement creativity in a culture. You will engage in improvisational exercises, small-group discussions, and intense challenges.

Practicing Mindful Leadership

Erika Garms | February 26, 2013 | Article

Mindfulness is being taught and practiced in a growing number of organizations worldwide in the effort to improve personal and professional effectiveness and overall organizational productivity.

Hit the Ground Running: Establishing a Model Executive Onboarding Program

Matthew Sigafoose, Cheryl Ndunguru | July 25, 2012 | Webcast

This presentation paints a compelling picture of the importance of executive onboarding in an organization. Attendees will be introduced to OPM's government wide executive onboarding framework and the steps that are critical to developing and implementing a successful formal executive onboarding program from pre-boarding through the first year.

Talent Management Is the New Buzzword

Larry Israelite | February 01, 2010 | Article

In the early 1990s, I worked in the "educational services" department of a very large computer company. We delivered a lot of training to both customers and employees. At the end of each quarter, we would gather for a pep rally, at which time our vice president would discuss our performance. The key metric wa...

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