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TD Magazine

The May issue features theme articles focused on global human resource development. Additional highlights include:

+Visual Communication Tips to Incorporate Into Presentations

+ATD Reveals New World-Class Sales Competency Model

+Web Exclusive: Winning Strategies for Managers

+Web Exclusive: The Science Behind Exceptional Learning

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May 2015 Issue

Crossing Borders

By Mike Butler

Considerations for a company's international expansion include different methods for finding and developing talent.

Podcast     +Free Article

Mind the Gap

By Pris Nelson and Ed Cohen

Exploring the traits of good leaders in the global paradigm.


Diversity and Inclusion Drive Success for Today's Leaders

By Mahan Tavakoli

Effective organizations and leaders are those that recognize diversity and inclusion as essential to business operations.


ATD Reveals New World-Class Sales Competency Model

By Reza Sisakhti

The updated model is based on comprehensive research on evolving trends and practices in sales.

Podcast     +Free Article

Training for Physician Engagement

By Kenneth H. Cohn

Major change initiatives in hospitals require that physicians are onboard and involved in the process.


See Your Point

By Wendy Gates Corbett

The power of visuals to communicate your presentation's key message.



Kip Tindell ++

Kip Tindell is chairman and CEO of the Container Store. He also is chairman of the National Retail Federation's board of directors, and chairman of its executive committee. Tindell is author of Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article


Pick a Number, Any Number

By Pat Galagan

We are in a metrics renaissance, where nearly anything can be quantified and rated—and, therefore, improved.


Closing Talent Development's Knowing-Doing Gap

By John H. Cox

One of two models will help you better align training programs to necessary outcomes.


Successful Global Growth Hinges on Having the Right Talent

By Paula Ketter

International expansion is changing the way companies find and develop talent, and create great global leaders.

Podcast     +Free Article


Games Are for Learning

By Barbara Greenstein

Interested in using games in your training and professional development programs? Here's how to get started.


How to Spot Good Learners

By Stephanie Castellano

Use these tips to build a learning-agile workforce.

Employee Likes and Dislikes About Their Jobs

Step Aside, SCORM

Role Reversal

It's a Juggle

Making Your Exit

Defining Talent Gaps in Your Global Workforce

Word Wiz: SPOC

Corporate Wellness Programs Aren't Well

+Free Articles


Managing the Global Learning Experience

By Lizette Zuniga

When training a global audience, plan ahead to adapt content and instructional strategies to learners' needs.


Wanted: More Leaders for the Next Generation

By Patty Gaul

In addition to leadership skills, personalized career development also is lacking.


Tomorrow's Leaders Build Their Emotional Intelligence Today

By Patti Ross

Young leaders benefit from identifying their leadership competencies and having coaching conversations.


Passion Finds Its Own Path

Maria Moss is proof that doing what you love can turn into a career.

+Free Article


Making New Hires the Star of the Show

One organization revamped its onboarding program, creating a simulated reality TV show that taught new hires how to get off to a good start.


Be in the Know

Critical Knowledge Transfer: Tools for Managing Your Company's Deep Smarts by Dorothy Leonard, Walter Swap, and Gavin Barton

Reviewed by Julie Winkle Giulioni

Read all book reviews.     +Free Article

Here's what you can look forward to in the June 2015 issue of TD magazine:

  • Leading in the digital era
  • Cohesion, collaboration, and communication in healthcare
  • Memory boosting techniques to help learners with retention
  • And much more! Check back on the first of the month to read the entire issue.


2014 State of the Industry Report: Spending on Employee Training Remains a Priority

Organizations’ training and development investments are at “a healthy level” compared with previous years.

Training and Development Competencies Redefined to Create Competitive Advantage

ASTD launches a revised competency model for the profession.

Are You Virtually Competent?

Become fluent in the language of the virtual classroom.

Coaching Through Questions

A coaching approach that relies more on asking questions than giving answers better engages employees.

Employee Engagement: An Epic Failure?

Engagement is now under scrutiny by researchers and others who find its promises hollow and some of its assumptions just plain wrong.

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