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Putting Employees First: A Leadership Strategy That Works

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Any business in the world will only be as successful as it is in meeting the needs of its customers. The trick for leaders is to know how best to do that, and who really does it. The simple truth, of course, is employees make the difference, and only those companies who... More »

Developing a Comprehensive Pipeline Strategy: More than Recruiting and Retention

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To keep up and stay ahead, companies are chasing after a talented, diverse workforce. While many organizations address this by more proactive hiring, mentoring, and development practices, few make it a comprehensive structure with critically connected pieces. Instead, e... More »

Executive Development's Role in Strategic Planning

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It is a terrific idea for executive-development professionals to play a role in the strategic-planning process, the formation of high-level goals and execution plans. Why? Strategy formulation is the process of choosing the best path for an organization, based on custom... More »

Gender Differences in Management Style

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Have you ever felt completely misunderstood by a member of the opposite sex? No matter how clearly you give directions they just don't understand? This is not surprising, since research shows men and women communicate as if from different cultures. Girls and boys are ta... More »

Ignoring Sexual Harassment Just Got More Expensive: Five Tips To Prevent Lawsuits

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My first job after graduate school was working for the U.S. federal government in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). A few months into the job, a woman air traffic controller sued her boss and co-workers in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for creating a... More »