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The Field Guide to the 6Ds: How to Use the Six Disciplines to Transform Learning into Business Results by Calhoun Wick, Roy V. H. Pollock, Andy Jefferson

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Manager's Guide to a Pre-Training Discussion

Having a pre-training discussion is one of the single-most important things you can do as a manager to be sure that both you and your direct report get your money's worth from training.

Meet with your direct report—ideally in person, but at least by phone—before the training session. It needn't be a long meeting—even ten to fifteen minutes will be beneficial. Talking to your direct report before the training creates learning intentionality. It helps him or her focus and makes it clear that you place value on the investment. A pre-training discussion also sets expectations for application and ...

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