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Francine Ward

ASTD Staff

An interview with Francine Ward, Founder and Director, Esteemable Acts Institute. Through the self-founded Esteemable Acts Institute, Ward helps clients build self-esteem through positive action. More »

Surviving a Down Economy With an Upbeat Approach

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Dean Smith

While the recession may officially be over, it will be some time before the workplace returns to stability. Layoffs, salary freezes, and reduced benefits continue to be the norm. Companies have stretched both budgets and employees to ensure survival. A new study by Rand... More »

The Kept-On Workforce of 2009: Building Options or Bummed Out?

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Beverly Kaye

"Waiting for the other shoe to drop" is often the refrain after the dust of downsizing settles. Those employees who have managed to retain their jobs often find that they feel worse about their work lives than those who were forced out. Just as laid-off workers are stru... More »

Change Is in the Wind for HR Management

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Stephen Benowitz

Consider the old adage, What goes around, comes around. Often, this refers to political appointees who return to government when their party is elected. The other interpretation is that appointees bring back policies that were d... More »

Successful Leadership Transition

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Joseph Christy

Transition of top-level leadership can present numerous challenges to organizations. In the first decade of the 21st century, the challenges are more acute than at any time in the recent past. The retirement of the baby boom generation, increased demand for accountabili... More »