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TD is ATD's award-winning monthly magazine that covers industry best practices, emerging technologies, and trends. It is available to ATD members as part of their dues, and by subscription as well as single-copy sales.

In addition to the printed magazine, TD is available to download on your mobile device via the ATD Publications app or view on your desktop browser.

In this issue

Cover Story

BEST Award Winners Prove Their Worth

This year’s BEST Award winners are changing the way learning and development is done. Being the BEST in talent development is not about creating better training—it’s about changing behaviors, improving a company’s culture, and moving from training to talent development. Profiles of the 36 award-winning organizations.

#1 BEST Award Winner:
Maersk Line - A.P. Møller Maersk

Clearer Sailing

Better training won’t tame the competitive headwinds in the container shipping market alone; Maersk’s sales executives must first undergo a fundamental change in behavior.


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Editor's Note

Critical Insights From BEST Award Winners

This issue is one of my favorites of the year. There are dozens of articles highlighting successful talent development initiatives and critical best practices.

Web Exclusives

The Shifting Trends in Leadership

New research identifies five trends most affecting leadership today.


Are You Fulfilled? Check Your Pulse

Learn how to measure your fulfillment and set a plan for success.


The Road to 'Best in Class'

Many companies don't think they have best-in-class leadership development programs.



Cool Tool: PathBoost

Adapting Training for the Virtual Classroom

The New, Informal Office

Social Media Use at Work

Branding Around the World

Word Wiz: Motivation Profiles

The Power of People

Overseas Assignment: Are Your Employees Ready?

Long View

Melissa Daimler

Until recently, Melissa Daimler led Twitter's learning and organizational development team. She's made a career of integrating interests in learning, coaching, and organizational dynamics, and led the learning and organizational consulting team at Adobe Systems prior to joining Twitter. Daimler also is a featured speaker and contributor to Harvard Business Review.

Case in Point

All About Mentoring

Cardinal Health created an intentional mentoring process, building on the informal mentoring it had relied on before.


Leadership Handoffs

CEO buy-in and involvement are required to make succession planning work.


Designing for Multiple Devices and Varying Screen Sizes

Make mobile learning design less complicated by changing your perspective.

Learning Blueprint

Hardwiring Accountability and Keeping Employees Engaged

An organization doesn't have to settle for one or the other.


Most Employers Still Favor Traditional Employment

Although many organizations are using some contingent workers, most believe full-time employees are more loyal.

Workplace Rx

An Apprenticeship From the Ground Up

A biomedical engineering firm creates an apprenticeship program to help fill technical positions.


Enhance Your Teamwork Skills

The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves by The Arbinger Institute

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