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A Nonprofits Investments in Leadership Development Pay Off

January 22, 2010
Virginia Blood Services believed it did a great job of teaching people how to manufacture blood components, but it wasn’t teaching technical people how to manage others. By committing resources to leadership development, the organization is bucking a national trend: a shortage of senior managers in nonprofits.
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10 Ethics Trends for 2010

December 29, 2009
Commentary: Private misdeeds will get leaders into public trouble, employers will use social networks for background checking, and juries in employment law cases will side more than ever with employees if they think workers have been abused. Those are just some of the workplace ethics trends to watch in 2010.
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Turning Techies Into Consultants

December 17, 2009
As subject-matter experts, engineers at India-based Wipro have technological expertise as well as knowledge of the industries of the clients they serve. They knew how to build software systems that optimized supply chain but were less capable of articulating ways clients could improve such systems. Here’s how Wipro set about changing that.
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ASTD Reports That Learning Investments Held Steady in 2008

November 19, 2009
The American Society for Training & Development reports that 2008 was a year of stark contrasts for learning and development. Increased investment in learning was evident early in the year, only to be followed by cuts as the economy foundered last fall, leaving learning professionals to deliver effective employee training despite reduced resources. Also, for the first time in the survey, the use of e-learning declined.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Restrain a Bully Senior Manager

October 28, 2009
How do we coach a bully senior manager? One of our senior managers is a very smart man who over the years has contributed a lot to the growth of our firm. He is, however, a bully—and fully aware of it. He understands how being unable to control his emotions and bad behaviors hurts his colleagues, as well as his friends and family, yet he is not to willing to change for fear of “losing face” with colleagues. He is considered the “king of the firm” and no one seems willing to try and coach him.
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Downturn Prompts a Change in Learning Initiatives

October 27, 2009
A 2009 study by Bersin & Associates, done in conjunction with Workforce Management , shows steep drops in training and development spending. Instead of spending on come-one, come-all programs, organizations are taking more prescriptive approach that seeks to match high-potential employees with development initiatives that tackle strategic business issues.
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