Posts by Dave Letts


Learning To Make Whole-Brain Decisions

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It’s a given. Business is about numbers. In fact, the impetus behind many decisions often arises out of a numerical issue.  The CFO might propose, “We’re spending X thousands of dollars a year on Y – How can we do it for a lot less?” This kind of logical, A + B = C reasoning […]

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Training Trends for 2014: Innovation

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Part four of a series reviewing Training Trends for 2014. Check out other insightful perspectives here. In 2013, new tools and technologies continued to change the way we approached and implemented training programs and solutions. Budget constraints continued to push organizations to innovate and find more cost-effective solutions for training and developing a fast moving, […]

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Adapt or Die: How Front Line Principles from an American General Can Aide the Training Industry

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Raytheon Professional Services recently attended and participated in the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) conference in Dallas, Texas. During the conference, our team had the opportunity to listen to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, former head of all U.S. Army installations, provide his viewpoints on the importance of adapting to the challenges of the […]

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The Benefits of an External Training Partner

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Training is an investment that helps ensure the future success of your company. Part of maximizing the return on this investment is knowing when you can take on the training yourself, and when to seek outside expertise. In many cases, outside support can save you a great deal of money! Your company primarily focuses on […]

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Vendor Management: Finding and Managing the Right Training Partners

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To meet all the technology and training needs a company has, it sometimes means bringing in outside help. But, who can you trust to do the job right, to be a part of your team – and at a price that meets your budget? That’s where vendor management comes in. While managing a training vendor […]

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Proprietary Courseware: What it Means, Why it’s Important

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Viewpoints on training have shifted in recent years from providing a general educational base of knowledge for all employees to delivering precise information to accomplish specific tasks when it is needed. As businesses increasingly align training around the bottom line, they are becoming more attuned to their own content needs and are recognizing the value […]

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