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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Are First-Time Managers Really Better Off With Training?

June 28, 2010
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I hear a lot about managers being promoted without sufficient training. The theory is that people are pushed into management without first having the required skill sets. Anecdotally this might be true, but are there any empirical data that prove this approach is leading to a generation of underequipped managers? —Skeptical in Services, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Recruiting Flurry at LPL Eases Upfor Now

April 30, 2010
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The number of net new reps and advisors declined considerably during the first quarter; LPL’s CFO says swing to independent advice is a ‘longer-term trend.’
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TOOL Six Tips for Establishing Successful Corporate Social Networks

March 11, 2010
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Research firm Gartner warns that more than 70 percent of IT-dominated social media initiatives will fail by 2012. Here, social media veterans provide tips for launching effective social networks.
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Does Micromanaging Get a Bad Rap?

March 10, 2010
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