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The issue theme articles on human capital. Additional highlights include:

+How to Develop and Implement a Systematic Approach to Talent Development

+Managers’ Role in the Succession Planning Process

+Web Exclusive: Virtual Lab Environment Increases Access to Learning

+Web Exclusive: Ensure Organization-wide Success by Using Sports Team Strategies

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March 2015 Issue

Coaching Through Questions

By Steve Gladis and Kimberly Gladis

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

Podcast     +Free Article

Learning, Talent, and Leadership Development: Evolution or Revolution?

By Annie McKee

Learning and talent development are undergoing a transformation in organizations today.


Essential Continuity

By Norma Dávila and Wanda Piña-Ramírez

Managers must be involved in succession planning to avoid being unprepared when a key player suddenly leaves.

Podcast     +Free Article

Riding Along the Dragon

By Wei Wang

In China, talent development leaders are learning to make their function a powerful business partner.


Rethinking Sales Talent Development Practices

By Reza Sisakhti

Current trends are reshaping the sales profession and influencing the competencies sales reps need to succeed.


From the Ground Up

By Stacy Lindenberg

How to develop and implement a systematic approach to talent development.



Marcia Reynolds ++

Marcia Reynolds is president of Covisioning, which offers workplace communications training, coaching, and mentoring programs to senior leaders.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article


Employee Engagement: An Epic Failure?

By Pat Galagan

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


Coaching People to Change, One Step at a Time

By Daniel Hallak

Each of the five stages of personal change requires a different coaching approach.


Learning to Lead

By Paula Ketter

When you read the first two feature articles in this issue of TD, there is one common theme: Effective leaders need to learn to lead.

Podcast     +Free Article



How to Write Great Quizzes

By Jennie Ruby

Quizzes can frustrate learners and poorly reflect their actual learning, or they can be meaningful, reliable assessments. You choose.


The Psychology of Virtual Leadership

By Ashley Slade

A little trust in your virtual team goes a long way.

E-Learning Infographics

Partnering With Knowledge Teams to Improve Time to Competency

Logging In to Learn

Setting Up for Career Success

Skilled Labor Is Bringing Manufacturing Back to United States

Tapping Into Potential

Americans Ask, What Information Overload?

Word Wiz: Microlearning

More Money for Training

+Free Articles



Partnerships Help Fill Gap in Educational Qualifications

By Tina Grant

Convert employee training to college credit by following these steps.


Global Talent Sourcing Survey Finds Mixed Use of Social Media

By Ian Cluroe

Strategic sourcing skills are essential in sustaining a competitive edge in the contest for talent.


Real-World Sales Training

By Dré Noronha

Video role plays enable these sales reps to practice and perfect their skills, while learning from one another.


What's in It for Them?

Sandra Smith has her trainees' needs at the top of her mind.

+Free Article


Lining Up to Learn

In preparation for the launch of a new product, a cosmetics company created a training toolkit designed to facilitate flipped learning.


Nurturing Innovation

Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast: A Blueprint for Transformation from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation by Nicholas LaRusso, Barbara Spurrier, and Gianrico Farrugia

Reviewed by Stephanie Castellano

Read all book reviews.    +Free Article

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

  • At C Level articles from University Health System
  • Five ways to resolve workplace conflict
  • Transforming technical content
  • 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.

Story Time

A case for storytelling beyond the classroom.

Use It or Lose It

The neuroscience of learning, retention, and transfer.

Action Learning Around the World

Companies worldwide are benefiting from the use of action learning to generate business solutions and develop leaders.

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