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The article discusses the need for the training community to make a better case for the value of employees' training and development in the U.S. According to the author, any one can demonstrate value, provided he must understand the business context and the cost of training program. An online employee review system should be developed that provides managers with access to the defined curriculum for each of the staff. In addition, if learning professionals performed a better job of demonstrating value to the organization the management will be able to correlate that value to training budgets.
The article focuses on the advice for Casey Wilson, a graduate of master's degree in leadership in adult learning who wanted to become a thought leader in the world of learning. The author explained that the secret to success is in the actual doing as a challenge in making a career happen. There is a need to overcome the apparent objection to one's youth and be affirmative by demonstrating one's solid experience through the accomplishments with the clients and organizations. He added that getting a mentor is a good decision since it can help a lot in performing one's actual career.
The article reviews the book "Dare to Prepare: How to Win Before You Begin," by Ronald M. Shapiro and Gregory Jordan.
The article focuses on the advice sought by the author about his future aspirations needed to achieve his dream to become a thought leader in the world of learning. He said that aspirations are needed since being a thought leader involves publishing articles and books, staying with research, trends, and emergent concepts associated with helping leaders, managers, and organizations. The author also needs aspirations to better understand his strengths, interest, and passions through self-reflection, self-assessment, and feedback from others.
The article reports on the findings of the survey of senior human resources and training and development executives conducted by Novations Group Inc., a consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts. According to the survey, only four percent of organizations were found to have a formal knowledge-transfer process while 23% of them have an informal process. Tim Vigue, a consultant from Novations said that many organizations do not view their work as having to be passed down and do not think that they have any intellectual property to manage.
The article reviews the book "Executing Your Strategy: How to Break It Down and Get It Done," by Mark Morgan, Raymond E. Levitt, and William Malek.
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