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February 2015 TD cover 

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The issue theme articles on learning and development. Additional highlights include:

+Action Learning Around the World

+7 Strategies for Mentoring Program Managers

+Web Exclusive: Transforming So-So Sales Organizations Into Top Performers

+Web Exclusive: Courageous Leadership Skills Everyone Should Use

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February 2015 Issue

Story Time

By Diane Senffner

A case for storytelling beyond the classroom.

Podcast     +Free Article

Focused Feedback

By Lou Russell

A transparent way for leaders to gauge their competencies involves a combination of self-assessments and 360 feedback in a simulation setting.


Action Learning Around the World

By Michael J. Marquardt

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


Mission Ready

By Reginald "Reggie" Snell

The U.S. Army prides itself on developing its leaders to be skilled, confident, and ready to support military operations.


Use It or Lose It

By Art Kohn

The neuroscience of learning, retention, and transfer.


From Career Conversations to Deliberate Action

By Marjorie Derven

Manager-employee career discussions are the first step toward an all-encompassing organizational career development program.

Podcast     +Free Article


Chip Bell ++

Chip Bell is a senior partner with the Chip Bell Group and manages its office near Atlanta. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, including Managers as Mentors (with Marshall Goldsmith) and The 9½ Principles of Innovative Service.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article


With Training and Development for All

By Neal Goodman and Louis Preston Jr.

Benefits from a training program on cultural competency cascade through a 20,000-employee hospital.


Ready for Center Stage

By Michael Brenner

Strengthening your facilitation EQ enables you to better prepare, manage, and deliver your presentations.


Once Upon a Time

By Paula Ketter

Now is the time to hone your skills as a story writer and storyteller.

Podcast     +Free Article


Off to a Good Start: Tips for New Trainers

By Nancy Germond

First day on the job? Here's some advice for success, from trainers who have been there.


Leapfrog Leaders

By Stephanie Castellano

More companies are selecting CEOs from further down the career ladder.

Cool Tool: Grovo

The Four Levels of Evaluation, Updated

Neuroscience "No-Brainers" for Trainers

Welcoming Veterans to Work

A New Millennium of Managers

Word Wiz: Interleave

Learners, Take a Time Out

Employees Are Appreciative of Their Boss's Leadership Capabilities

+Free Articles


7 Success Strategies for Mentoring Program Managers

By Lois J. Zachary

For those in charge of mentoring programs, their own development often gets short shrift.


Management Experience Often Is Lacking Among Promoted Sales Reps

By Maria Ho

New sales managers typically are promoted for their selling skills, yet aren't likely to receive management training.


Triple Threat

By Willem Boom

Axeda sought a single training solution that would meet the needs of three distinct learning audiences within and outside the company.


A Healthy Transition

Peer support through an intensive mentoring program significantly enhances nurses' satisfaction with their new roles.


The Real World

The Successful Virtual Classroom: How to Design and Facilitate Interactive and Engaging Live Online Learning by Darlene Christopher

Reviewed by Jason Oliver

Read all book reviews.    +Free Article

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

  • 5 Steps to Coaching People Through Change
  • A Systematic Approach to Talent Development
  • Employee Engagement: An Epic Failure?
  • And much more! Check back on the first of the month to read the entire issue.


Training and Development Competencies Redefined to Create Competitive Advantage

ASTD launches a revised competency model for the profession.

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.

Wanting It More

Software giant SAP is moving into the cloud, led by a charismatic CEO and supported by far-reaching talent development.

Learning at the Speed of Business: SAP Leads in the Cloud

The award-winning learning professionals at SAP are using the cloud to advance the company’s talent development initiatives.

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