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New Rules of Gravity for Today's Leaders

January 31, 2012
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How does it happen that brilliant leaders act so mindlessly and how do you prevent their self-initiated destruction and the damage they leave behind? Telling leaders the rules and explaining applicable laws is not enough.
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SAP Hires Controversial Executive Julie Roehm

January 13, 2012
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Former Chrysler marketing executive Julie Roehm is the new senior vice president of marketing at business-software company SAP. Roehm, 40, whose last full-time marketing job ended with a stormy legal battle five years ago, is known in the auto industry for her tenure as marketing communications director at Chrysler.
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Twelve Prescriptions—Not Predictions—for 2012

January 10, 2012
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To get through all of this, we need to do more with less in terms of how leaders lead, the standards we set, what we must learn, understand and apply, and how we act and communicate to prevent, detect and correct problems while remaining faithful to our values and missions.
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Playing It Safe: A Look at Workplace Safety During the Roaring '20s and Now

January 4, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. The first installment deals with workplace safety in the 1920s and what's going on in that area today. Next month, we look at the 1930s and employer-sponsored pension plans.
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Click, Click, Click Revisited: Complete That Training or No Bonus for You

December 27, 2011
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In many instances, required tests, courses and forms proved as worthless as blank paper or, more currently, terabytes of unused storage capacity.
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Locker Room Leadership—Is That a Winning Workplace Strategy?

December 19, 2011
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I met with a group of talented, thoughtful executives recently. We discussed values, culture and the role of speaking up in the face of organizational misdeeds. As we talked about leadership, I was asked a challenging question.
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We Are Penn State

November 16, 2011
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What's striking about the Penn State catastrophe is that so many leaders appeared to have failed to take responsibility for stopping awful acts happening in their own “workplace” and community.
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Cain Controversy Historical Context Helps and Hurts Candidate

November 9, 2011
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To understand why Cain and the NRA may have reacted to the allegations in the manner they initially did, one needs to understand the relevant climate of the 1990s.
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Wayward at Safeway

November 9, 2011
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The supermarket chain's recent 15 minutes of infamy over stolen sandwiches is a reminder that policies and training have to stress common sense as much as compliance.
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