Courageous Training: Bold Actions for Business Results

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2009 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
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If you were a brand-new baby sea turtle, your odds for survival would be grim: of thousands hatched, only a dozen or so make it to adulthood. From jellyfish to dandelions, this is the way nature works. Thousands of seeds are dispersed in the seas or winds, but only a few are viable survivors. What seems to work OK in the world of nature is not effective in the world of business. Investments in workplace learning are meant to give birth to new capabilities that employees can use to improve job performance. Odds are better here than for sea turtles, but not by a huge amount. If you wanted a sure bet, your best guess would be 15% to 20% of trainees who participate in the typical workplace learning event ever employ their new capabilities in a way that leads to worthwhile results for the organization. This book is about how people who beat those odds do so, and it is for people who want to do the same.
 

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Contents

Introduction The Hole Were In and How We Can Stop Digging 1 2 What Is Courageous Training?
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Pillar 1 Be a BusinessGoal Bulldog
45
Pillar 2 Build WholeOrganization Responsibility for Training
70
Pillar 3 Win the Hearts and Minds of the MakeorBreak
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Pillar 4 Tell It Like It Is with Truthful Measurement
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The Courageous Training Code Seven Ways to Strengthen Your
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Introducing Four Courageous Training Leaders
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Case Example 2 The So What? Factor
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Case Example 3 Raising Expectations for Concrete Results 227 12 Case Example 4 From Training Delivery to Trusted Advisor 253 13 Getting Starte...
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Terms and Tools
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About BerrettKoehler Publishers
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Mooney is a lecturer in philosophy at University College, Dublin

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