Author: Derek Smith

Training & Development Industry Researcher | Derek researches, discusses, and writes about the impacts of employee learning on organizations and individuals. He regularly interviews L&D and HR professionals, sharing their insight on trends and best practices that help organizations create stronger training programs, and help to grow their employees and their business.
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Convince Your Boss to Let You Attend ALIGN 2019!

ALIGN 2019 is a great opportunity for training professionals to learn strategies to transform their organizations....
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Using Your Training Program to Navigate Change

Change management is difficult, but it's a great time to establish your training program and prove...
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5 Training Statistics that Will Help You Get Leadership Buy-In

Leadership buy-in is vital to the success of any training program, and these five statistics are...
Compliance that works
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An Approach to Compliance Training That Actually Works

If your company is like most, around late November you realize that you need to complete...
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3 Cues to Help You Become a More Perceptive Leader

Great leadership has a lot to do with relationships. We examine how great perception can augment...
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5 Things Agile Organizations Track

Want to be a more agile organization? Here are five things the world's most agile companies...
Martin Luther King Jr. on Leadership Education Belief in a Cause
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Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership, Education, and Belief in a Cause

Today marks MLK day, a day that we reflect on the important contributions provided the iconic...
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Learning Management for a New Year: Learning Technology Trends for 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for learning and development. Here are some...
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Employee Engagement: Looking at the Root Challenges

Don't waste time and resources trying to fix an engagement problem before you've identified the root...
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Employee Engagement: Time to Put in the Work

We’ve broken down two models of employee engagement into actionable steps organizations can take today to...