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Management has always professed that people are a company’s most valuable asset.  However, demonstrations of that belief are hard to find.  A leader who wants to grow human capital needs to apply approaches identified in a University of North Carolina Executive Development ideas@work article. Based on their research, here are the straightforward approaches the three...
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I have the pleasure of knowing Fred Kiel, founder of the international coaching and leadership firm KRW.  Fred is well-known for his books on Moral Intelligence.  Just recently he presented at TEDxBGI, during which he showed that leadership character demonstrably leads to higher financial returns.  Moreover, he gave us clear criteria for what constitutes character...
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Several weeks ago I wrote about the results of a survey I conducted on the subject of sabbaticals (or leaves of absence).  The consultant I worked with on the research and I have now completed an even more thorough analysis of the implications, which I thought you would enjoy reading. INTRODUCTION Employee engagement is at...
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Every Sunday the New York Times interviews executives who have a special message about or insight into leadership and their personal techniques for success. In this blog, I’d like to cover the essential points about leadership as described by James P. Hackett, president and CEO of Steelcase, the office furniture company based in Grand Rapids,...
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Jonathan Alter, a well-known author, recently wrote an article in August for Business Week entitled “A Checklist for Change.”  While Mr. Alter most often writes about politics, what could be more appropriate than his writing about management?  Politics and management are inextricably linked.  Committees are inescapable in both arenas. The premise of the article —...
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I came upon a new blog entirely by accident.  Normally I scan blogs and never view them again.  But this one was different.  It’s entitled Treasury Cafe and is written by David Waltz.  He has many important things to say and his style is simple and straightforward, which I think all lessons should be. His...
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The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School publishes straightforward and practical research articles across a broad spectrum of management topics.  In their latest, entitled Talent Builders: Lead the Way in Developing Your People, the three authors describe why ‘developing talent is a long-term investment that must be executed by line leaders in an organization.’...
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One of the most significant problems technologists and business managers face is building teams that work. My wife was at a meeting last week at which Marshall Goldsmith spoke.  She came home with a bundle of material, and I want to share with you his direct and appealing method for “Team Building Without Time Wasting,”...
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