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Trial by Fire

Pat Galagan

If there were a reality TV show called Extreme Leadership Development, Mercer CEO Michele Burns would be its star. Burns came to her current job by way of Delta Airlines during and after 9/11, and Mirant, an energy company she led out of Chapter 11. Not long after she t... More »

Invest in Your Best

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Herb Greenberg

2009 is one year that none of us will ever forget. We all had to shrink to squeeze through the eye of the storm, and we had to learn how to compete in a completely new game. Our competitors, we found, are no longer in our neighborhoods or on the other side of town. They... More »

Having Their Backs: Improving Managers’ Skills in Developing Others

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Preston Brown

Developing others is a leadership competency of increasing importance; however, many managers don't really know where to start. The first step in developing others is to put in place an employee development framework that encompasses processes, resources, and a culture ... More »

Bridging the Skills Gap: New Factors Compound the Growing Skills Shortage

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Pat Galagan

"Bridging the Skills Gap" is the third report from ASTD to cover the growing importance of talent to organizational performance and the skills gap that threatens so many organizations today. This report updates the picture, including the role of job losses during the cu... More »

Capitalizing on Coaching Challenges

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Sophie Oberstein

The prevalence of coaching in the workplace is increasing, even in today's troubling economic climate. And perhaps this makes sense. Coaching skills are becoming critical management competencies as organizations attempt to develop their employees using fewer financial, ... More »