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ASTD 2012: 5 Reasons to Stop By Booth 711

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The ASTD 2012 International Conference and Expo is around the corner, and we’re gearing up for a great show in Denver.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll be able to do when you stop by the Herrmann International booth, #711, in the Expo Hall this year:

  1. Pick up a free USB drive pre-stocked with Whole Brain® resources.
  2. Spend focused time with Herrmann International representatives to discuss your business priorities and goals.
  3. Experience sample modules from the award-winning simulation, The Thinking Accelerator®.
  4. View quick learning videos on various management topics.
  5. Play “Kinect Adventures” and get the opportunity to win a free Kinect peripheral for XBOX 360!

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Engaging Employees: Pay Attention to What Really Matters

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Engaging Employees: Pay Attention to What Really Matters

From business magazines to HR publications to health and wellness websites, employee engagement is one of the hot topics of the moment.

The Googles and Zappos.com's of the world are often name-dropped as examples of companies that are doing it right, keeping their employees happy and, well, keeping their employees.

But what makes them happy? Is it the perks like free food and dry cleaning? The financial incentives? The social activities?

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Leadership in an Age of Information Overload

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What does it take to be an effective leader in an age of information overload?

In an HR.com webinar last month, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi showed participants how to develop their leaders’ “mind management skills” so they can successfully navigate in an increasingly noisy and demanding environment. If you missed the session, or if you want to view it again and download the slides, the recording is now available on the HR.com website.

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The Four Things You Need to Know about The Neurobiology of Leadership Assessments

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For more learning and insights on thinking, mindsets and brain science, check out my full video report from the 2011 Neuroleadership Summit.

In our presentation on the Neurobiology of Leadership Assessments at the Neuroleadership Summit last week, Mark Schar from Stanford and I concluded that in this early stage of this field of research, there are four points we have to pay attention to.

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Sales Growth: The Thought That Counts

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When it comes to sales effectiveness, are you paying attention to what really matters?

If you’re not focusing on the thinking that drives sales growth, you won’t get the best from your people and processes. It’s that simple.

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Top Young Talent Looking for a Good Mentor

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How will organizations succeed in attracting the next brightest minds? By paying attention to their development.

That’s the conclusion of a recent Business Insider article, which references the results of recent global surveys by PricewaterhouseCoopers, explaining that Generation Y employees consider training and development to be a more important benefit than cash bonuses.

PwC’s Millenials Survey also found that 98% of millenials believe having a strong mentor is critical for their development.

It’s no surprise, then, that there has been a resurgence

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Learnings From The Leadership Challenge Forum Conference

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Orin Salas, VP of Sales for Herrmann International, checked in from The Leadership Challenge (TLC) Forum in Chicago.

175 people attended The Leadership Challenge (TLC) Forum Conference this year, with participants from across the US, Canada, the UK and Asia. It was a good, enthusiastic group of people who are certified in the TLC methodology or are users of the materials.

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High-Performing Employees Are Leaving

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Are Your Managers Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

The latest survey from Right Management reveals that three out of four organizations lost high-performing employees they did not want to lose during the past year.

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Innovative Learning Takes on Today’s Workplace Challenges

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As new challenges place greater demands on businesses to be nimbler, smarter and more innovative, companies are looking for the most efficient and effective ways to rapidly build the capabilities of their high-potential employees.

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Putting the ‘Fun’ into Functional

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It is rare that anyone pushes back on having some fun, unless it feels like we are doing something “too serious.” Fun is, in fact, one of the most effective ways to engage, learn and gain compliance.

Perhaps you have seen the video on YouTube that shows the piano stairs in Sweden, designed to get people to take the stairs rather than the escalator for improved health reasons. Before they know it, subway riders have actually enjoyed their climb up the stairs.

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