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Be Like Mary Barra: How HR Leaders Can Become CEOs

January 13, 2014
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As much as we want to believe the Mary Barra story says we can become CEOs, it’s only true if we’re brave enough to leave.
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What's a Succession Plan for an Aging Workforce?

January 7, 2014
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The average age of our workforce is 48 years. We'd like to develop a strategy to prepare for the aging of our workforce, but what's really the most effective thing we should do? Who should be involved or giving input? We know we need to do something, but we aren't sure what's going to be effective. And we don't think we can “hire” our way out of it.
—Not Getting Any Younger, manager human resources, financial services, Amsterdam, New York


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Why Colleges Are Using the Recruitment Firm Option Play in Hiring a New Football Coach

December 19, 2013
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Let's talk about the trend of major college football programs using executive search firms from the business world to land their next head coach.


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Mary Barra, General Motors' Next CEO, Breaks Ground for Women and HR

December 11, 2013
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Barra is viewed as a leader in the company’s turnaround since emerging from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. She replaces CEO Dan Akerson who will retire in January 2014.
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Best Practices in Succession Planning (June 2013)

June 7, 2013
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Your leadership defines your organization's strategic vision and long-term success and sets you apart from competition-- yet few companies practice formal succession planning. Published in June 2013, you can now download our Best Practices in Succession Planning white paper to learn the four steps to better succession planning.
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How Do We Successfully Succession Plan and Help Employees Prepare for Retirement?

May 15, 2013
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How do we help retirement-age workers in lower-level jobs make the transition, even as we begin planning succession for higher-level jobs? We have some workers who are several years past our voluntary retirement age and want to make sure the company is prepared for their departure. For other higher-level jobs, we are just starting to look at who our successors might be. —Cautious, HR manager, education, Kingston, Jamaica
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Succession Planning Roadmap

March 11, 2013
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How to build a robust succession planning program that aligns current talent development with future leadership needs.
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Power Hungry in Today's Workplace

March 6, 2013
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We talk about performance as being the key metric which drives decisions. But too many choices are still guided by irrelevancies or illegalities. We can have every smart device available—or soon to be created—but they don't eliminate our own biases; they magnify and reveal them.
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Who Has a Recipe for Developing Decision-makers?

January 25, 2013
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What are the steps in developing an effective executive selection process? —The Future Is Now, finance/insurance/real estate, Plantation, Florida
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Younger Workers Taking a Pass on Taking Over the Business

December 4, 2012
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So-called NextGen financial advisers are reluctant to buy into the business. The trend is potentially troublesome for owners of financial advisory firms who have been banking on selling their businesses to junior advisers.
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