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How Do We Develop a New Generation?

February 11, 2014
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Our company soon must replace a number of senior-level boomers nearing retirement. How do we develop younger high potentials to take over as senior executives? Does it take a different approach than we used in years past?

— Our Future Is Our Past, senior organizational development officer, financial services, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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How Do We Encourage Accountability for Development?

February 11, 2014
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How do I convince my supervisors why they need to be accountable for employee development? Some of them get it, but others seem to view this as an increased responsibility that belongs to the HR function. What training resources could I use to make the case? 

— Not Persuasive, staff coordinator, health care, Colorado Springs, Colorado


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What We’ll Learn in 2014

January 10, 2014
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Workplace learning requires time and money. Actually, according to recent data, it involves massive investments of both.  


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Learning Gets a Higher Degree of Attention at Workplaces

January 8, 2014
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Employee development appears to be on the rebound as we enter 2014.
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Is Management Style Crucial to Leadership?

January 7, 2014
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How does management style affect someone’s ability to lead? We’re wondering if we should promote people with certain styles of leadership (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire).

 —Always in Style, office coordinator, government, Washington, D.C.


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Can Ethical Behavior Be Taught?

October 22, 2013
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Issues around the quality of teaching are coming into focus in our school system. We should be scrutinizing our workplace the same way.
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Will This Change Our Culture?

October 1, 2013
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The point is that while experts have their processes and special methods, it is the leaders who determine their value and effectiveness.
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Work Views: Learning in Small Bites

September 9, 2013
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It’s time to rethink conventional approaches to corporate learning — particularly when more efficient and effective methods exist.
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When Class Matters

September 9, 2013
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While we continue to experiment with live interactive virtual learning for widely dispersed participants, I’ve had some thoughts about when a live class experience matters.
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2013 Game Changer: Matthew Painter

August 11, 2013
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Director of leadership development, Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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