Learning & Development

Podcast

HCIPodcast: Driving Self-Directed Learning

Podcast | Published: 2 days ago
This podcast interview featuring Laura Trozzi, Senior Talent Management, Kleinfelder, focuses on the journey to integrate a thriving self-directed learning program. One of the key first steps in this journey for Kleinfelder was putting mandatory ... Read more
Blog

The Recipe for Long-term Career Success

Blog | Author: Kip Kelly, UNC Executive Development Director of Marketing and Public Programs | Source: HCI | Published: August 6, 2014

There’s a simple recipe for long-term career success, with three main ingredients: knowledge, experience, and reflection.  On the surface, this sounds pretty simple.  You’re constantly collecting new knowledge and experience throughout your career. Don’t be fooled.  There’s a big difference between hoping you will gain the knowledge and skills you need and proactively pursuing the development opportunities that will ensure long term success.  You need to take control of your future, and that means developing a strategy that will enable you to reach your career goals.

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Blog

How to Improve Leadership with Neuroscience

Blog | Author: Kimberly Schaufenbuel, Program Director of UNC Executive Development | Source: HCI | Published: July 29, 2014

Leaders and HR professionals are continuously searching for better ways to engage, connect, and lead others. New advances in the field of neuroscience, the study of how the nervous system develops, its structure, and what it does, may help us unravel the physiology of leadership effectiveness. The mapping and studies done to date have shown definite neural connections in the brain that have allowed scientists to develop a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of the brain and behavior.

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Keynote Video

High Performing Teams as an Engagement Strategy

Keynote Video | Presented By: Julie Holbein | Published: July 29, 2014
While manager quality has a well-documented effect on the engagement and performance of their people, organizations often neglect the importance of building high-performing teams for them to lead. In this keynote video, Julie Holbein, Director of ... Read more
Keynote Video

Creating Employee Engagement by Aligning Expectations

Keynote Video | Presented By: Rick Badgley | Published: July 29, 2014
When a new hire shows up for the first day of work, that employee has a pre-conceived set of expectations about the role and the company. If these initial expectations are not met, disappointment, confusion and disengagement will surely follow. ... Read more
Blog

Four Corporate Cultures that Kill Critical Thinking

Blog | Author: Breanne Harris, Solutions Architect and Social Media Strategist for Pearson TalentLens | Source: HCI | Published: July 23, 2014

Critical thinking isn’t just a buzz phrase in higher education these days. Critical thinking is consistently rated by employers as being a skill of increasing importance, and yet a recent study showed 49% of employers rate their employees’ critical thinking skills as only average or below average.

Employers claim that the critical thinking skills gap is a significant problem with new hires, specifically in recent graduates.  In fact, only 28% of employers rated 4-year graduates as having “Excellent” critical thinking skills.  So, the burden and expense of training/developing those skills rests on the employers. 

Ask any CEO about the importance of critical thinking, and you will hear nothing but support and admiration for this essential skill. Most (69%) will even tell you about how they assess critical thinking skills in the selection process.

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