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6 Books Every L&D Professional Should Read

As an L&D professional, you’re more than likely always on the hunt for new and interesting information that will help you be better at your job and more valuable to your organization. Here are six books you’ll want to consider reading as soon as possible.

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Building an Entrepreneurial Team

When we think of entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to think of well-known visionaries like Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. Interestingly, while each of these men went on to run very large organizations, we also have a tendency to think of entrepreneurs as being part of very small or one-person organizations.

Managing Your Introverted Employees

Group 1: Warren Buffett. Marissa Mayer. Mark Zuckerberg. Group 2: Bill Clinton. Steve Jobs. Sheryl Sandberg.These two groups of widely recognized leaders represent two different ends of a personality spectrum that ranges from introverts to extroverts. The fact that both lists contain people who are inarguably quite successful disproves the perception that sometimes exists that […]

You’re Doing It Wrong: The Proper Way to Approach Creative Thinking

Fifty years ago, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asked George Land, PhD, to develop a creativity assessment aimed at helping the space agency identify and hire the most creative engineers and scientists. The test proved successful for NASA, and in 1968, Land decided to use his assessment to test the creativity of 1,600 […]

You’re doing it wrong—the proper way to approach creative thinking

by Dan Oswald Fifty years ago, NASA asked Dr. George Land to develop a creativity assessment aimed at helping the space agency identify and hire the most creative engineers and scientists. The test proved successful for NASA, and in 1968, Land decided to use his assessment to test the creativity of 1,600 4- and 5-year-olds […]

Is Your Team Sick? There Are Prescriptions to Remedy It

By Mario Moussa, PhD, Derek Newberry, PhD, and Madeline Boyer Every workplace has its share of ills, but there are always opportunities to treat these failings in teamwork. Today and tomorrow we present an article by Dr. Mario Moussa, Dr. Derek Newberry, and Madeline Boyer, authors of Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and […]

Success rarely comes overnight—or from just one person

We live in a world of “What have you done for me lately?” And, when we say “lately,” we mean today or this week. Our society suffers from an acute case of “instant gratificationitis.” Wall Street wants to see a return on its investment—now! It’s not necessarily concerned about seeing a company being built for […]