ISPI Performance Digest
Aug. 16, 2011

Intelligence lost: The boomers are exiting
Bloomberg Businessweek
The U.S. business community is facing a war of intelligence attrition. Fortune 500 companies will see countless experienced knowledge workers walk out the door during the next two decades.More

Sam Liang of Medrad: Never stop improving
Smart Business Pittsburgh
Medrad Inc., a 2,000-employee medical device manufacturer, has a culture of continuous improvement and has followed the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program since the late 1990s. President and CEO Sam Liang expects ongoing improvement — from himself and his employees.More

Managerial Competencies Required for Today's Work & Worker
International Society for Performance Improvement
Today's education and training systems may not produce workers who are capable of functioning in the new workspace or executing the new work because they prepare a workforce to do typical work under predictable workplace conditions. This webinar will explain the competencies required of managers to lead a workforce expected to perform complex work in less than ideal work spaces. More

Overseeing military training readiness: Speaking with the director
Military Training Technology
Military Training Technology offers a one-on-one conversation with Frank DiGiovanni, director of Training Readiness and Strategy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness).More

Training a new generation of nuclear specialists
International Atomic Energy Agency
As the generation of professionals who built and led the nuclear power industry for the past half-century approaches retirement, there is a shortage of new nuclear specialists to take their place. Therefore, training opportunities are vital for the safe, successful continuation of the nuclear power industry.More

3 effective ways to manage for change
Reliable Plant
When planning for a change, the temptation is to focus on the technical solution. But that is only half of the challenge. The other half is execution.More

Trial by fire
Chief Learning Officer
Novartis' new learning program builds management skills through total immersion in the situations that demand them.More

New lawyer training programs often fall short
The National Law Journal
For the most part, law firms have good intentions to provide formal training and mentoring for their new lawyers. In reality, however, most law firms provide cursory, if any, training. With some exceptions, comprehensive, jurisdiction-specific practical skills training programs for new lawyers do not exist.More

Cabinet: Program launched for human resource development
Focus Taiwan
In Taiwan, the government is carrying out a four-year project on human resources development aimed at making Taiwan an Asian-Pacific talent hub, Executive Yuan spokesman Philip Yang said in response to worries that Taiwan is suffering a talent drain.More