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Training Nightmare Thanks

Naomi J. Kinney, CPLP | December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

Presents a letter to the editor in response to the article "Training Nightmares," by Eva Kaplan-Leiserson, published in the October 2004 issue of the journal.

Learning Outsourcing A Reality Check

Brenda Sugrue | December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

The article discusses the core competencies required in making an outsourcing decision. The learning outsourcing market remains poised for growth in both large and mid-market enterprises. Organizational characteristics such as industry, culture, number of employees, and training budget administration are likely to influence the adoption of learning outsourcing in different ways. Content and delivery are the likely functions that will be outsourced initially. Other functions likely to follow include technology infrastructure and learning administration.

Leadership in Writing

Deborah Dumaine | December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

The article presents some suggestions on how a leader can improve his writing skills. Good writing skills, though not generally recognized as a leadership tool, can prove crucial to communicate one's thoughts in writing and speaking. Leaders often make the critical writing mistakes of giving unclear action requests, covering too many topics in an email, writing when communication should occur face-to-face and using the wrong tone. Skills that can be helpful to demonstrate leadership skills are getting results by driving action, communicating ideas strategically to support company vision and goals, creating a positive and motivating work environment and coaching others effectively and constructively.

Books on Demand

December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

The article focuses on website Books24x7, which offers a large assortment of business books in full text. The user homepage offers a variety of search options. First, one can enter a subject. Then, one can select whether one wants to perform a full-text search of books or a catalogue search returning only title, author, publisher, and ISBN. Finally, one can decide on the collections that one wants to search. Through a partnership with Soundview Executive Book Summaries, the site now offers a service that performs a triage on new business books. Soundview screens a large number of the business books each year and recommends a small number of them, providing summaries of each selected book and of each chapter in the book.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES December 2004

December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

The article presents summaries of four articles published in this issue of the journal. The article "Get a Seat at the Table" discusses about the importance of an in-depth understanding of human learning and performance in executives. "Waiting to Exhale," by Chris Taylor focuses on the growth in training firms, decrease in unemployment and an increase in training figures. The issue of creating the Organizational Savvy Model, which is designed to develop leaders while also helping them deal with company politics in an ethical manner, is the focus of the article "An Illuminated Path." The article "Learning Outsourcing: A Reality Check" presents a survey conducted by ASTD in partnership with IBM, which provides the basis for understanding the perceptions and practices of learning outsourcing.

Bad News Days

Gisele McAuliffe | December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

The article focuses on critical skills required by executives for successfully leading a team in a difficult situation. The author suggests to stay calm and focused no matter how hectic things get. Articulating a clear vision that brings the organization's mission to life helps motivate and keep everyone on track. Executives should be analytical and strategic in planning. Rushing too quickly to action can be more damaging than delayed, correct action. Admitting and apologizing for a mistake and taking corrective action immediately rules out the appearance of arrogance, creation of resentment and building of mistrust.

Certified Performance Technologist

Denise A. Klomp | December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

Presents a letter to the editor citing an error that was committed in the article "The Future of Performance," published in the August 2004 issue of the journal.

Editors Note

December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

The article presents a response from the editor regarding a correction suggested in the article "The Future of Performance," published in the August 2004 issue of the journal.

Likert Thoughts

Marco A. Nozicka | December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

Presents a letter to the editor in response to the article "Rethinking Likert," published in the September 2004 issue of the journal.

In Medias Res

Rex Davenport | December 01, 2004 | TD Magazine Archive

The article focuses on how new editors tend to write fiery first columns extolling the magazine, but promising a world of changes to come. They act as if the magazine came into existence the moment they took the helm. According to the author, "T+D" is a well-established, well-respected magazine. It is as good as it is because it has always embraced the new. As the industry and profession it covers have grown and changed so has this publication. He states that the magazine will undergo some changes in the first quarter of 2005. However, those changes will not be seismic in nature, but will continue the evolution of the publication.

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