Employee Training and Development
The Corporate Athlete: How to Achieve Maximal Performance in Business and Life
The Corporate Athlete
How to Achieve Maximal Performance in Business and Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471353698

Shows how executives can achieve optimum success at work by focusing on a program advocating self-improvement through mental and physical fitness

100 Training Games
100 Training Games
Paperback      ISBN: 0074527703

100 ways to dramatically enhance training.

New Ideas--AAA of Stress Management--Brainstorm--Shuffling Papers--Overcoming Fear--These are the names of just a few of the 100 reproducible games you'll find in this lively, inventive collection of instructional aids from the best-selling training author Gary Kroehnert. Perfect for developing employees' abilities in communication, teamwork, initiative, stress and time management, creativity, and more, 100 Training Games makes role plays more effective, simulations more realistic, and exercises more fun

Each game is self-contained and provides all the necessary instructions and materials. What's more, a unique index grid and system of graphic symbols help you locate and choose complementary games and respond confidently to particular training needs and situations. 100 Training Games is a must-have sourcebook for trainers and managers in all functions and industries.

1001 Ways to Energize Employees
1001 Ways to Energize Employees
Paperback      ISBN: 0761101608

Take the brakes off your business. In the perfect follow-up to 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, the innovative book that has sold over one million copies, Bob Nelson reveals what real companies across America are doing to get the very best out of their employees-and why it's the key to their success.

Energizing is listening-AT&T's Universal Card Service's employee suggestion system yields 1,200 ideas a month and millions of dollars in savings. Energizing is encouraging risk-taking-Hershey Foods gives out The Exalted Order of the Extended Neck Award. Energizing is Starbuck's making employees partners, Saturn creating teams that function as independent small businesses, Springfield Remanufacturing's opening its books to all employees.

With case studies, examples, techniques, research highlights, and quotes from business leaders, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees is invaluable for managers seeking to increase employee enthusiasm and involvement.
101 Learning and Development Tools: Essential Techniques for Creating, Delivering and Managing Effective Training
101 Learning and Development Tools
Essential Techniques for Creating, Delivering and Managing Effective Training
Paperback      ISBN: 074946108x

101 Learning and Development Tools is your practical guide to all the most up-to-date training techniques, organized around the classic learning and development cycle. Whether you need a quick, ready solution or some guidance on where to go for in-depth information, this is your essential reference guide. It picks up from where you are in the process of managing learning, and helps you place it in a broader context.

Each chapter is a mini guide to each tool with:
-a description of the tool
-analysis
-resources needed
-cost implications
-cross-references to help you identify alternative or related tools
-suggestions for further study or investigation

101 Learning and Development Tools is the indispensable all-in-one-volume reference book for both professionals in the field and students learning about the subject.
101 More Ways to Make Training Active
101 More Ways to Make Training Active
Paperback      ISBN: 1118971957
Liven up training with new, dynamic strategies for active participation

101 More Ways to Make Training Active brings together a rich, comprehensive collection of training strategies and activities into one easy source. Designed for quick navigation, this useful guide is packed with classroom-ready ideas and twenty "how-to" lists to enliven any learning situation, helping you better engage their trainees and encourage active participation. These techniques are applicable to almost any topic and learning objective, and provide guidance on every aspect of Active Training design and delivery. Each strategy includes recommendations for length of time, number of participants, and other conditional factors, plus a case study that illustrates the strategy in action. Coverage includes topics like communication, change management, coaching, feedback, conflict, diversity, customer service, and more, providing a complete reference for facilitating active training sessions.

Active Training requires the participants to do most of the work. They use their brains, and apply what they've learned. The environment is fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging, and encourages participants to figure things out for themselves. This book contains specific, practical strategies for bringing this environment to any training session.

  • Learn new strategies for stimulating active discussion
  • Inspire creativity, innovation, and collaboration
  • Teach better decision making, leadership, and self-management
  • Make lectures active to encourage more participation

Active training makes training sessions more enjoyable, and as participants invest themselves more heavily into the material, outcomes begin to improve dramatically. This dynamic atmosphere doesn't happen by accident; the activities and the course itself must be designed and delivered in a way that encourages active participation. In 101 More Ways to Make Training Active, you get a toolkit of creative, challenging, and fun ways to make it happen.

101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom
101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom
Paperback      ISBN: 1118971981
Fresh, creative strategies guaranteed to enliven online training

101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom provides proven, practical strategies, activities, and tips for those tasked with facilitating training in any subject area among alternative settings. Based on the best-selling Active Training approach, these methods have been designed by recognized experts, and are guaranteed to enliven any learning event. Readers will find a toolkit of ready-to-use exercises and tips for organizing, conducting, and delivering active learning, in alternative settings on the job or around the world. The book is organized in a way that allows trainers to quickly and easily identify strategies that hold the most promise for specific situations. Each strategy is illustrated with a case example that demonstrates the concepts in action. Two hundred tips organized in twenty how-to lists will prove invaluable for using Twitter, coaching virtually, encouraging informal learning, opening interactive virtual learning sessions, and much more. Coverage includes best practices for social media and informal learning, common e-learning tools, as well as guidance toward using a full gamut of tools from gamification and simulation to serious games and m-learning.

Active training encourages participants to use their brains to study ideas, solve problems, and apply what they've learned. It's a fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging environment. This book shows training facilitators the proven techniques that help learners get more out of the material.

  • Design a more engaging learning environment
  • Improve delivery with optimized technology
  • Utilize effective learning tools and practical strategies
  • Learn best practices for social media, coaching, virtual learning, and more

Learners need to figure things out by themselves, ask questions, practice skills, and transfer skills and knowledge to the job. With proven strategies designed by industry leaders, 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom is the indispensable guide to the design and delivery of effective alternative ways to learn.

13 Proven Ways to Get Your Message Across: The Essential Reference for Teachers, Trainers, Presenters, and Speakers
13 Proven Ways to Get Your Message Across
The Essential Reference for Teachers, Trainers, Presenters, and Speakers
Paperback      ISBN: 0803966423

This book features presentation techniques that have proved successful in the classroom, at conferences, and in workshops, and that can be used with one or two participants as well as with large audiences. A checklist is included to help the reader decide which method to use when, as are planning and evaluation worksheets for each method.

The 1998 Training and Performance Sourcebook
The 1998 Training and Performance Sourcebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0070580049

It's direct, it's practical, and every tool is reproducible. The third yearly edition of The Training and Performance Sourcebook is the preferred book of training materials for human resource development professionals because it comes from the best in the business

All 40 of the top-level training tools in this collection were written and field-tested by leading training consultants and facilitators. This top-of-the-line training library gives you:
-- Exercises, games, and learning tasks that develop specific skills (such as personal effectiveness)
-- How-to implementation guides and guidelines
-- Assessment instruments
-- Innovative handouts

All are geared for use with individuals, teams, or entire corporate entities.

201 Icebreakers PB
201 Icebreakers PB
Paperback      ISBN: 0070696004

Designed specifically for trainers, speakers and group facilitators, this book features activities - games, quizzes, energizers and brain-teasers - to break the ice at the beginning of any meeting, or to recharge participants on the brink of boredom. The activities require little or no preparation and most can be completed in less than five minutes.

201 Ways to Turn Any Employee Into a Star Player
201 Ways to Turn Any Employee Into a Star Player
Paperback      ISBN: 0071433708

The only resource a manager needs to turn a problem employee into a top performer

201 Ways to Turn Any Employee into a Star Performer arms managers with the strategies they need to deal with the full range of employee problems--including tardiness, low-quality work, constant complaining, and much more. Consultant Casey Hawley's unique approach to personnel problems replaces harsh discipline with positive, goal-oriented tactics that turn failing employees into team players. This straightforward guide gives managers the tools and training to:

  • Identify problems before they become serious
  • Develop the art of constructive feedback
  • Deal with defensive reactions from employees
  • Understand which problems need to be managed and which ones don't
  • Uncover the cause of a problem and help an employee talk about it
  • Foster discussion in group conflict situations - Create goals for employee improvement
  • Follow up on employee progress