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Articles by Patrick Kiger

All-Around HR Players Knowing It All

July 11, 2007
Tomorrow’s human resources chiefs may not even work in HR today. Many employers are looking outside the function for up-and-comers and giving them experience throughout the organization—and across the globe—to prepare them for the ever-more strategic role.
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Precision-Targeted Development at HP

July 11, 2007
Hewlett-Packard vice president and chief learning officer Sam Szteinbaum says it’s difficult to separate leadership development from the overall performance level of the HR function. That’s why HP has set out to do both simultaneously, with the “Best in Class” HR development program it started a year ago.
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HR for HR at Amex

July 11, 2007
American Express sees HR as such an important part of driving business performance that the company has assigned an executive specifically to the task of developing future HR leaders.
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The Change-Management Charge

July 11, 2007
Most HR professionals lack change management skills, and that gap in their knowledge could hamper their career path. But like a good golf swing, change management acumen is something that can be learned.
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Explaining Executives' Dim View of HR

June 22, 2007
Jeff Schwartz recently served as co-director of "Aligned at the Top," a study conducted by Deloitte and The Economist Intelligence Unit that looked at how people issues are seen by 531 business executives and HR leaders from companies across the globe.
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Task Force Training Develops New Leaders, Solves Real Business Issues and Helps Cut Costs

May 21, 2007
Experts say assigning up-and-coming talent to task forces is less expensive than sending them to outside leadership courses, and that leadership candidates can learn more by working on a company’s real-life business problems than they would from case studies or role-playing. To make task force assignments most effective as a development tool, companies should offer coaching and debriefing to ensure that the right lessons are reinforced.
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ROWEs Adaptability Questioned

October 7, 2006
Best Buy is so convinced of the merits of its Results-Only Work Environment that it has taken the unusual step of allowing Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, who developed the program, to spin off CultureRx as a separate consulting organization.
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