Category: Podcasts

Reinvent Your Career

As the economy rebounds, the workplace will need older workers to fill a widening talent gap between the number of people available to work and the demand for workers, particularly those with skills and experience. Growth in knowledge-based jobs will lessen the demand for physical labor and reinforce acceptance of older workers.

Recipe for Change

Fostering an employee culture that is flexible and adaptable, alert to new circumstances, able to shift gears, skilled in team building, and capable of cross-disciplinary communication is challenging for any organization. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) established a national leadership program as a critical feature of its strategic planning process.

Ready for Recovery

In good times or bad, it seems that for all organizations leadership development remains among the most critical concerns.

Ready for Change

HCSC’s learning function went into high gear when federal mandates changed the way health insurers do business.

Reading the World

Despite the opportunities a flattened world has given us when it comes to technology, global executives have taken on new roles that require new ways of thinking. Unforeseen challenges of aligning virtual teams, leading multicultural team projects across geographical borders and time zones, and negotiating alliances and partnerships around the world have modified communication to an art form that goes well beyond the simple use of words.

Raw Emotions

Organizational change generates a range of emotions among employees, so learn to help them manage their responses as change initiatives launch.

Project Leadership and the Art of Managing Relationships

Successful project management in today’s business environment is increasingly complex. Effectively managing the intricate “people” side of a project means incorporating the skills and knowledge of top-notch leaders.

Proactive Learning Brings Healthy Results

The drive to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care and create great patient experiences propels one healthcare system to stress every detail of workforce training and development.

This podcast is sponsored by Pfeiffer, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pfeiffer serves the professional development and hands-on resource needs of training and human resource practitioners and gives them products to do their jobs better. They deliver proven ideas and solutions from experts in HR development and HR management, and offer effective and customizable tools to improve workplace performance. Lean more at

Proactive Learning

Clarkston consultants are encouraged to seek out their own professional development to become trusted advisers to their clients.

Prioritizing and Maximizing

The effectiveness of CUs is under scrutiny from senior management, forcing them to be smart about how they spend their time and resources.

Prepare for Impact

Overcome the conundrum of measuring interpersonal skills training, and demonstrate its positive impact on your organization.

Prepare for Arrival

Guidance on becoming a culturally competent talent development professional.

Practicing Mindful Leadership

Mindfulness is being taught and practiced in a growing number of organizations worldwide in the effort to improve personal and professional effectiveness and overall organizational productivity.

Polish Up Your Crystal Ball

By maintaining an inventory of current competencies, consistently revisiting the conversation with executives, embracing strategic context, and putting some incentive behind competency forecasting, your organization can polish up its crystal ball and generate better information to fuel effective succession planning.

Polishing Your Gems

Illuminate the value of a training program with this step-by-step method for creating an evaluation plan.

Playing the Right Game to Win

The proper strategy for building an enablement program is to define the sales competencies you need to focus on before trying to fix the problem.

People Power Makes the Difference

“Great hotels guests love” is not just a slogan for this global innkeeper. It’s a business strategy that has dedicated and knowledgeable employees at its core. This podcast is sponsored by Pfeiffer, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pfeiffer serves the professional development and hands-on resource needs of training and human resource practitioners and gives them products to do their jobs better. They deliver proven ideas and solutions from experts in HR development and HR management, and offer effective and customizable tools to improve workplace performance. Lean more at

People Equal Competitive Advantage

With more than 17,000 employees in multiple lines of business in 40 countries around the globe, Mercer approaches talent management as a way to promote consistency via a single way of doing things, while supporting behavioral competencies across the company’s core disciplines. Deborah Wheelock, head of global talent management for Mercer, spoke with Learning Executives Briefing.

Patients First

How Cleveland Clinic created a lasting, sustainable culture change.

Overcoming Culture Fatigue in Government

Whenever the executive administration changes in Washington, D.C., other changes often follow. Many federal agencies get new leadership and take on new missions. Employees feel motivated to do things differently, and their managers turn to learning professionals to help make change happen.

Outside Looking In

Middle managers often are excluded from important development opportunities based on assumptions that are dispelled here.

Our Industry Needs a Makeover

Martyn Sloman, a research academic who specializes in training and development, spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about the new direction this industry should take in the future.

Organizational Intelligence Surveys

While surveys in general are commonly used for varied purposes in the context of workplace learning and performance and human capital management, organizational intelligence surveys are an entirely different breed of survey that account for strategic factors that enable or inhibit employee engagement, and other important organizational outcomes.

Organizational Culture

Workplace learning and performance professionals understand that culture can easily limit much of what we need to do. But, because culture is hard to pin down in practical terms, let alone to effectively change for the better, it remains a baffling issue.

Open Innovation and Public Private Partnerships

Teresa Preston and Jon Wolper discuss open innovation in government, and Wolper interviews Jeffrey S. Reznick of the National Library of Medicine about NLM’s partnership with the Wellcome Trust.

Older and Wiser

Prepare for the greying of the workforce and the competitive advantage these experienced employees can create for your organization.

Old and in the Way?

It seems like the topic of multiple generations in the workplace is getting pretty old. But the fact is, if you aren’t building a bridge between the old and the young, you are stoking a fire that can burn down your organization.

Of Angels and Tigers

In the drive to become increasingly global, Shangri-La provides the perfect atmosphere for learning opportunities.

Not a Question of Technology Alone

Technology and social media are changing the way informal learning can be applied to help the enterprise. Experts and attendees of ASTD’s International Conference in May discussed and debated social media, social learning, and informal learning in general.

No Small Change

Some CEOs embrace change. Others, like Herb Henkel, leap on it with everything they’ve got. From the moment he joined Ingersoll Rand in 1999, Henkel undertook two of the biggest changes a company can make: going global and moving to a radically new business model. T+D spoke with Henkel at Ingersoll Rand University.

Northern Light

A report from stakeholders in Canada’s workplace communities suggests that it will take a partnership to ensure a properly skilled workforce now and in the future. If employers are waiting for an infusion of talent to help them build and operate their organizations in the years to come, they may want to rethink their strategy.

New Name, Same High Standards

T+D has a new name: TD (Talent Development). Although the logo and name have changed to reflect the new name of the association, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to bringing you world-class content.

Navigating the Transition to Supervisor

The move from individual contributor to supervisor is a road fraught with danger. Avoiding some missteps now means the organization will not need to pay for them later.

Moving From Evidence to Proof

All evaluation projects must provide more than the mere evidence of contribution. They must provide credible proof of a program’s connection to improvement in business measures.

The August 2011 T+D podcasts are sponsored by MHS, predicting and improving human performance.

More Than a Game

A customized learning event for Coca-Cola executives from Africa was designed to illustrate the power of mobile learning by putting the devices in the hands of competing teams.

MOOCs Come of Age

Achieve business results from the massive online learning revolution.

Mission Ready

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

Mind the Gap

Exploring the traits of good leaders in the global paradigm.

Metrics Matters

Technology has changed the face of learning and development. But how does it change analysis and evaluation?

Meet Your Match

If done the right way, mentoring programs can have long-lasting, positive effects on participants.

Media Mastery

A command of three media competencies will have you producing digital training content with ease.

Measuring What Matters

The mystery of the top executives’ view of success in learning and development is brought to light in a recent survey of Fortune 500 CEOs.

May 2016 Public Manager Podcast

Jon Wolper interviews Eric Keller about his May 2016 Public Manager article, and Jon Wolper and Teresa Preston discuss a start-up style program for sparking innovation in government.

May 2016 Public Manager Preview

Jon Wolper interviews Peter Bonner and Kitty Wooley for their insights on collaboration. Both Bonner and Wooley are featured in the upcoming TPM article, “Working Together, Working Better.”

Managing the Human Side of Change

Alex Moore interviews Bill Adams and Tom Gaffney about their Public Manager article, “The Human Element in Lasting Organizational Change.”

Managing Moving Pieces

Six specific behaviors align best with leading in a mega-matrixed healthcare environment.

Management Onboarding

Despite dramatic evidence of the impending talent shortage, few organizations adequately protect the investments made when hiring new managers. The traditional orientation program, with its focus on policies, procedures, benefits, and other administrative issues, comes up woefully short when integrating employees into organizations.

Making the Most of Stretch Assignments

Of all the modes of experiential leader development, stretch assignments capture the most attention. So how can these unique work experiences help to push developing leaders into the big time?

Making the Magic in Your Organization

Authors and former Disney Company Learning leaders Mark Jones and Jeff Kober ask: Can you really sustain excellent customer service over the long haul, if you are not sustaining the internal employee experience as well?

Making the Curve

When employees struggle going through an organizational change effort, leaders need to know how to guide them through to get results.

Making the Business Case

Bringing the basics of business to the learning function has been the topic of more than a few books, but none may have been written by a more authoritative voice than David Vance, the former president of Caterpillar University.

Making Leadership Personal

March: Campbell develops its top talent through a leadership program that harnesses learners’ unique experiences and values.

Make, Buy, or Share?

How federal learning leaders use shared services to extend the power of their learning assets.

Maintenance The Forgotten Step

This simple but often forgotten step in the development process can maximize the course shelf life of your e-learning programs.

Looking Ahead at Social Learning

The last decade has brought a multitude of changes in technology and in the learning function. There are many clues as to what the next 10 years will have to offer.

Long View: Lisa Bodell

In this excerpt from her Q&A, Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of futurethink, discusses the challenges organizations face when affecting change.

Linking Training to Care

Leadership at Fallon Clinic reshapes the learning organization to bridge training excellence and patient satisfaction.

Life on the Cutting Edge of Learning

Since construction is no longer just a bricks-and-mortar business, DPR Construction’s Global Learning Group must be as agile as today’s dynamic market.