Articles by Mike Prokopeak
Qualcomm Executive Named CLO of the Year
Tamar Elkeles was recognized for creating and sustaining a high-performing learning and development organization.
Retail Employees Lack Training. Does It Matter?
Raising engagement levels and building more flexible work arrangements may offer better options to boost performance.
To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
Depending on the source, Twitter is either the manic future of digital connection or the most overhyped online trend. A look at the data reveals a more nuanced reality with implications for learning.
How IBM Stays Competitive with a Smarter Workforce
Ted Hoff, vice president for the Center for Learning and Development at IBM, shares how the global technology firm enables employees to get smarter faster.
Turnaround at NetApp U
In just over a year on the job, Sundar Nagarathnam has turned NetApp University from an afterthought into a valued, integrated asset to the global data storage and management company.
Birth of a Salesman: What CLOs Can Learn From Sales
To expand their influence in the organization, learning practitioners can take a page from the masters of getting a foot in the door: salespeople.
Keeping Cool Under Stress Translates to Higher Productivity
Given the right tools, employees can effectively manage stress and boost productivity.
Training Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death
Two recent airline accidents reveal how training is often the difference maker when it comes to emergency situations.
Passion and Precision
When the CEO of Agilent Technologies embarked on a dramatic business transformation, he partnered with Chief Learning Officer Teresa Roche to deliver the leadership skills and competencies needed to establish the company as a market leader.
Making Learning Stick: Spring Symposium Wrap-up
New ideas are born everyday but only the handful of ones that stick create lasting impact. By examining sticky ideas, CLOs can uncover patterns they can use to create transformative learning experiences.
Stimulus Spending Challenges Federal Watchdog
While some learning organizations are grappling with the challenges inherent in today's "do more with less" environment, others have the opposite problem: how to handle the flow of cash created by the economic stimulus package.
Cease Fire in the War for Talent
Organizations are shifting priorities away from talent to immediate needs such as reducing risk and cost. While keeping an eye on the short term, learning leaders need to find long-term opportunities to leverage development.
Industry Survey Indicates Learning Opportunity
The Talent Management Magazine "State of the Industry 2009" survey indicates significant challenges in 2009, but also continued opportunity for learning and development.
Simulations for a Changing Economy
With the economic downturn and increased attention to the bottom line, it may be time to re-evaluation simulations.