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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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Report Finds CEO Succession Is Directors&#8217; Top Concern

January 12, 2007
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Roughly half of the corporate boards from public, private and nonprofit companies say they are “less than effective” at CEO succession, and only a similar percentage have a succession plan in place, according to a new survey.
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What Does Strategic HR Really Mean

December 28, 2006
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While buzzwords come and go, basic blocking and tackling remains consistent. For HR professionals to ensure people are engaged, excited and energized, they must proactively practice strategic HR.
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Monster Emphasizes Media Ties With New Hire

December 22, 2006
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Alice Wang’s primary functions will entail identifying, evaluating and coordinating strategic partnerships and acquisitions for Monster.
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