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The Right Profile for Leading In China

March 16, 2007
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Running the show in China amounts to a delicate balancing act, whether the executive is a Chinese national or an expatriate.
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The Too-Fast Track

March 16, 2007
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China’s rapid economic expansion has revealed a paucity of leadership talent, prompting companies to elevate young managers who oftentimes lack the necessary tools but, regardless, are highly sought after by competitors and can change jobs almost at will.
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JetBlue’s Lean Business Model Comes Up Short During Winter Storm

February 20, 2007
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When weather grounded hundreds of flights, JetBlue’s passengers learned that no matter how well-trained, a lean workforce isn’t always a good thing.
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Procter & Gamble Gets Some IDEO

February 2, 2007
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A couple of years ago, Procter & Gamble CEO Alan G. Lafley loaded up his entire Global Leadership Council, 40 business-unit heads, for a pilgrimage to San Francisco. The one-day immersion, sponsored by IDEO, was designed to open the eyes of the executives to new ways of thinking
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IDEO The Innovation Factory

February 2, 2007
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IDEO helps top executives rethink their approaches to problem-solving and developing creative environments. Senior managers turn to IDEO to learn how to foster creativity by developing corporate cultures that are founded on breaking rules, building teamwork and stimulating the free expression of ideas.
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IDEOs Organizational Personas

February 2, 2007
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IDEO has developed 10 roles people can play in an organization to foster innovation. They come at “every point of the compass, in all aspects of the business and in every team member,” says IDEO general manager Tom Kelly.
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Russell Tapped to Head Adecco General Staffing USA

January 29, 2007
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The promotion comes at a key time for the firm. After setbacks that included an accounting scandal and its chairman’s resignation, Adecco is transforming its staffing business into six profession-focused areas.
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Quick Takes January 29, 2007

January 29, 2007
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A Digest of Workforce Management News and Events
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Developing Future Leaders

January 19, 2007
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We want to develop the management and leadership capabilities of our staff members, especially those in positions of responsibility. Our goal is to recognize the important and complex responsibilities of our managers and equip them with tools to develop their potential. How do we do this without it seeming like a mandate sent down from above, which is our fear?
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