People development white papers by Kepner-Tregoe explore key issues related to managing people through training, human resource development, and critical thinking skills. Managing human resources in a global economy, building critical thinking skills, developing leadership skills are among the topics covered. People management consulting and training by Kepner-Tregoe is grounded in a structured process for managing the human performance system. These white papers draw on over 50 years of experience in building human resource skills and managing people and processes. People development best practices by KT are based on a performance system model that provides a structured approach to integrating new skills as well human resource management.

Developing your people effectively is a competitive advantage in a world of global change. People management, human resource development as well as executive development have been areas of expertise for Kepner-Tregoe for over 50 years. Our people development white papers discuss human resource challenges, structured approaches to developing peopleas well as teams, or issues concerning human resource development or executive development. The workforce training or leadership development challenges of transferring new skills from the classroom or computer screen to the workplace are among the topics addressed.

Contact Kepner-Tregoe for more information about people management solutions, skill development or managing the performance system.

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Skills For The Future Of Work

Organizations need to understand the emerging skills required for the modern workplace and take action to seek workers who possess them. In addition, companies must provide an enabling environment for reskilling or upskilling to ensure they have a workforce for the future. While technology may be the nuts and bolts that make business work, it’s humans that will be their engine of success today—and well into tomorrow.

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Future-Proofing Your Organization

Businesses will soon experience productivity decline from a workforce unprepared and unable to provide the competitive advantage needed to survive in the modern environment. The companies most likely to avoid this less-than-desirable prospect are those “future-proofing” their organizations.

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The Learning Revolution – Problem Solving In The Age of Experiential Learning

The worlds of learning and problem solving have been disrupted: advances in neuro-science, behavioral economics and technology have made for a perfect storm, opening up new opportunities and challenging the conventional wisdom of how we learn and solve problems.

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Critical Thinking Skills: Building Blocks for the Next Generation of Leaders

U.S. Department of Labor research identifies critical thinking skills as fundamental for a high-performance workplace. This article takes a look at recent research and explores the enduring value of critical thinking development in today’s workforce

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Leaders and the Decision-Making Process

Decision-making happens through conversations—one-on-one, within teams, or in cross-functional groups. Unfortunately, many decision-making conversations end up with people talking at cross-purposes. An agreed upon, step-by-step approach can help leaders transform decision-making conversations from undisciplined exchanges to results-oriented encounters.

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Reducing Employee Turnover

Avoiding the brain drain—what companies can do to lock in talent. This paper offers seven lessons from "retention leaders," those companies with consistently lower than average employee turnovers, and a three-phase approach to becoming a retention leader.

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Nature or Nurture

Manufacturer - Are Project Leaders born or bred

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Training, the Means to an End: Four Principles to Maximize the Value of the Training You Provide

Using examples from a variety of industries, the author demonstrates how aligning four elements accelerate training results. Without alignment, hard-earned training efforts will be considered a failure.

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Choosing the Future; Brache - Leadership Excellence

Strategic decision-making determines the future of a business. The author explores the key questions leaders must ask and offers a phased approach to making these all-important decisions and to determining if the right decisions were made.

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Training is Dead

Training, at least the way many organizations have understood training, is going the way of the dinosaur. The author argues that improved business performance means constant skill development. Results-based skill development is not an act, it is a habit.

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