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The GM Nod and Salute: Legal Poisons at Work, Part 2

June 10, 2014
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My guess is that GM’s silent communication system started with senior leaders becoming so pervasive that people understood these gestures as clearly as if they had heard them out loud.


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GM's Human Resources Chief Leaves; New HR Head Appointed

April 14, 2014
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Out is Melissa Howell, who led the automaker’s HR function for 14 months. She was replaced by John Quattrone.
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General Motors: Too Late for a Culture Shift?

April 7, 2014
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GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety. 


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The Insiders or the Outsiders?

March 10, 2014
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A company’s decision whether to select an internal or external candidate should hinge on the skills and competencies needed to achieve the strategy of the future.
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The Last Word: HR's Road to GM's C-suite

February 10, 2014
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As I write this, Mary Barra has made few remarks regarding people plans for the world’s seventh-largest company.
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Be Like Mary Barra: How HR Leaders Can Become CEOs

January 13, 2014
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As much as we want to believe the Mary Barra story says we can become CEOs, it’s only true if we’re brave enough to leave.
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Mary Barra, General Motors' Next CEO, Breaks Ground for Women and HR

December 11, 2013
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Barra is viewed as a leader in the company’s turnaround since emerging from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. She replaces CEO Dan Akerson who will retire in January 2014.
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