Developing Leaders for Tomorrow

Most leadership development programs run by major institutions follow the same, tried and true construct – a mix of classroom training and action-learning projects where “leaders-in-training” can practice new skills and behaviors.  The “educational” aspect is aligned to support the movement of selected leaders into new, more demanding roles – roles where they will further…

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Developing Careers — Focus on Marketability

The Case for Career Development Reports on business trends for 2016 show that one of the key priorities for executives this year is human capital management.  In particular, can companies access the talent they need to succeed in an uncertain future? Executives are grappling with ensuring they have the right talent when the market for…

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2016 Business Bets

Various projections of “hot issues” for 2016 abound.  Looking over the lists published by The Conference Board, Bersin, Forbes, Fast Company, and the CFO Alliance, we should expect to see that business executives are focused on the following trends: Customer relationships/Corporate Brand and reputation.  Top line growth will come from retaining and expanding customer relationships…

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Culture as a Lever for Organizational Change

The folks at Strategy & Business just released a report summarizing the results of research  conducted by Booz & Co with over 2,200 global businesspeople on the role of culture in organizational change. http://bit.ly/1cH1fKC The results are compelling.  Culture is a major factor impacting the success or failure of organizational change initiatives.  It is important…

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The Behaviors of Innovators

Interesting blog post in  Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/innovatorsdna/2013/08/14/the-secret-to-unleashing-genius/ Check out the video posted August 13, 2013.  Interesting perspective on what separates the innovative from the creative. I don’t know what is more fun — watching innovators and distilling what it is they do so well OR being out and about observing, asking controversial questions, and seeing the…

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Hacking HR to Create Adaptable Organizations

I’ve been following activity on the MIX Exchange: http://www.managementexchange.com/ for some time.  It is great to learn about ways in which practitioners are innovating 21st Century management practices.  When I saw the opportunity to hack HR, I was eager to jump in. I have been working in the Human Resources space for many years in…

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From Unemployment to Self-employment

Tired of the corporate rat race? Tired of looking for that increasingly elusive job?  Want to be your own boss? There are numerous free and low-cost resources available in New York to help you if you are thinking of starting your own business.  New business development is critical for economic recovery and growth, so there is great interest…

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