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How Do We Turn Engineers Into Managers?

November 29, 2011
We have terrific engineers who are highly skilled and highly motivated. When it comes to leadership, however, most do a lousy job making the transition. This is despite the fact that we offer established leadership programs. Is there anything we can do differently? —Engineering a Change, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, North Carolina
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How Do We Turn Engineers Into Managers?

November 29, 2011
We have terrific engineers who are highly skilled and highly motivated. When it comes to leadership, however, most do a lousy job making the transition. This is despite the fact that we offer established leadership programs. Is there anything we can do differently? —Engineering a change, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, North Carolina
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Are Training Departments Becoming Obsolete?

November 16, 2011
I work in the training and development department of a company that competes in the cellphone industry. Each of our departments has very specific tasks and functions. That got me wondering: Are training departments becoming obsolete in today's specialized companies? —Ruminating on Our Future, training officer, services, Perth, Australia
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Is There Anything New to Learn About Retention?

October 27, 2011
How do we cope with what seems to be a reprise of the 'war for talent'? Retaining top talent is becoming a big issue in our organization, especially since we don't have a lot of flexibility on bonuses and raises. Is there anything new we can learn about ways to retain our best and brightest? —The Best Are Leaving, talent coordinator, not-for-profit, Karachi, Pakistan
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