We’ve already taken a good look back at the year that was and started planning our year ahead with the focus of our December issue on business development, marketing and planning, and the January issue of Training Magazine Middle East (out next week) focusing on training ROI in 2015 . Now it’s time to look at Training Magazine Middle East’s most popular articles. From developing high performance teams to implementing innovative learning cultures these are your favourite posts of 2014 – definitely worth a re-read as we begin 2015 or, if you’re a new reader checking them out for the first time.
People generally tend to focus on attending or developing their skills on concepts relating to knowledge or business acumen. However, what we fail to realise is that the most powerful skill to develop in oneself is Soft Skills.
Cognitive overload. The term is dense and rests heavy on your lips. Cognitive overload is the moment when a learner becomes overwhelmed during the education experience. There is too much content. The content is presented in a complex or confusing manner. The learner cannot focus, make meaning, or progress. The learner is stuck. Even with the best intentions, education can be delivered in a manner that overloads the learner. There are many reasons cognitive overload can occur in education, so there is no easy fix. No matter what modality you are designing instruction for, there are a number of general strategies you can follow to reduce the odds of creating cognitive overload.
As a speaker, you strive to fight your fears and overcome your nervousness before or when you face your audience. But what about your audience’s fears of you? Have you tried to address them? What happens if you don’t? Do you even know what those fears are?
The reason why governments and companies assign employees to training and development programmes is to improve their employees’ performance. Not only is training a benefit to the employees, but also to the governments and companies strategic investment plans. Here we take a look at some of the benefits.
A recently released report on key trends for the HR profession shows Talent Development as the top priority for 2015. Should this surprise us? Probably not considering that on average organizations spend over one third of their revenues on employee wages and benefits! Increasingly, organizations are looking to attract, retain and develop the best talent, and as we emerge from the economic downturn, this is slowly regaining its place of honor.
In a very competitive market environment, organizations are undergoing major disruptive change strategies. Re-evaluating their business model, shifting their core goals and objectives to new perspectives, looking for new growth opportunities or evolving to the new customer’s needs. How do you ensure a smooth transition?
In NLP terms, the Meta Programmes are the ways of thinking that motivate us. You will probably know about this from different names and other perspectives in the behavioural and psychometric assessments now used in business. In this article Fiona Campbell takes a look at the six meta programmes she focuses on with her clients.
Working as a management consultant is not only about applying standards and implementing frameworks. It is mainly about change management. Change is not that easy to design, and not to mention, implement; especially if the particular organization has been performing with the same way for a long time. To ensure success, follow these 5 change management steps.
Are you emotionally intelligent?
Talent Management is an interesting subject to explore today more than yesterday! Ever since the study of McKinsey in the late 1990’s, this topic has been a hit. However, are we exerting enough efforts to benefit from Talent Management at a time when performance of people is a core business challenge? Are we paying enough attention to the key areas in Talent Management that can help organizations develop high performing teams?
Next week, we will be publishing the ‘Top 10 Most Popular Digital Magazine Articles of 2014′.