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Missouri’s Football Coach Called a Great Audible

April 9, 2014
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The answer to the University of Missouri's success in 2013 can be found in leadership from its coach, Gary Pinkel. That’s leadership with a small “l,” not a capital “L.”
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People Moves, April 2014

April 7, 2014
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Ellyn Shook to CHRO at Accenture; Bridgette Cofield to chief talent officer at Chester Group; Russell Poole to EVP of HR at Intralinks Holdings.
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How Do We Deal With the Old Guard?

March 28, 2014
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A firm has been on the brink of closure twice in the past 10 years. With a workforce that has been reduced from more than 10,000 to just below 3,000, there have been virtually no new hires in a decade. Today, through ingenious transition planning, the organization finds itself in a position to hire. This has been a challenge for IT where the old guard is now faced with a new breed of IT people current in all the latest trends and eager to make change happen. Any ideas on building the team?

— Old Guard, New Tricks, consulting, Ontario, Canada


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Vineet Nayar's Happy Feet

March 14, 2014
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A willingness to experiment with counterintuitive, radical approaches to managing people enabled Vineet Nayar to turn around HCL Technologies and make a splash.
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What Data Should We Use for Assessments?

March 10, 2014
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We are a big retail organization that is just starting to launch job evaluations for all our positions. Our ultimate goal is to make sure people have an opportunity to grow and are in jobs that best suit their interests/goals. We realize no system is perfect, but what are some solid methods or approaches to sort out the most relevant data to use when making our assessments?

 

— Shed Some Light, HR Manager, retailing, Illinois


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People Moves, March 2014

March 10, 2014
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Julie Fletcher to chief talent officer at AMN Healthcare Services; Angie DeWinter named VP of HR at U-Haul; Alan Lui to senior VP of HR at Time Warner.
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Qualcomm Goes Outside the Family

March 9, 2014
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Amid speculation that Microsoft might poach its president, Qualcomm promoted Steve Mollenkopf, for the first time selecting a CEO from outside a founding family.
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How Much Love Should We Show for Our Temporary Workers?

February 25, 2014
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We’re hearing more people talk about engagement for contractors and temporary staff, or contingency labor. While this sounds great in theory, how plausible is it? And does it carry the same weight as engaging our direct hires?

 — Enough Worries, project manager, architectural manufacturing, Memphis


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Can Low-Potential Workers Become High-Potentials?

February 25, 2014
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I’m wondering about strategies to turn low-potential employees into high potentials. How often is this done and are there any best practices?

What About the Also-Rans? OD specialist, software/systems, Washington, D.C.


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How Do We Develop a New Generation?

February 11, 2014
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Our company soon must replace a number of senior-level boomers nearing retirement. How do we develop younger high potentials to take over as senior executives? Does it take a different approach than we used in years past?

— Our Future Is Our Past, senior organizational development officer, financial services, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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