Elwood F. Holton III is Professor of Human Resource Development and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Development at Louisiana State University. The author of sixteen books, including The Ultimate New Employee Survival Guide he is an international expert on learning transfer and human resource development. Holton has two daughters and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Naquin is Director of the Office of HRD Research at Louisiana State University. Her primary research has focused on dispositional effects on adult learning in the workplace. She has served as the lead researcher on HRD research grants in the areas of organizational needs analysis, community workforce development systems, business and industry needs assessment, and management development evaluation. In addition, she has 11 years experience in corporate human resources, including her last position as Vice President of Savings Operations and Human Resources with a major bank. Her practical field experience enables her to easily bridge theory to practice. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and Adult Education at Louisiana State University.