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The Future of Leadership Development. Wiki schools or ATMs? Professor Jonathan Gosling

By The Architect Feb 27 2008
In the attached paper, Professor Jonathan Gosling, who runs the Leadership Centre at University of Exeter in the UK, explains why Business School courses aren't enough to develop managers and leaders, and that we need a new model - 'wiki schools', in which we learn from each other - versus the ATM m...
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Principle-Centered Leadership ~ Dr. Stephen R. Covey

By zarah me Feb 25 2008
Finished listening to Stephen Covey's Principle-Centered Leadership. This is going to be one of my big projects for implementation this year. It basically says to have a mission statement between individuals, between individuals & departments, between two departments, and between departments...
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By Ed Konczal Feb 24 2008
The Internet has become an important business tool for frontline managers all the way to C-Level managers. However, using the Internet is becoming increasingly frustrating. There is too much Fluff, Spam and clutter in the results you get. Just take a look at some studies q Managers...
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Michaels on Employee Development

By Anonymous Feb 22 2008
In his book, The War for Talent, Ed Michaels relays the following findings collected from the feedback of 12,000 managers:“When you talk about development, … most people think about training. Training is 10% of the development equation. Fifty percent is the sequence of jobs that you have, and 40% is...
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You Are What You Do... Or Are You?

By Justice Schanfarber Feb 22 2008
You Are What You Do... Or Are You?   I was watching the movie Batman Begins recently. There's a scene where Bruce Wayne's love interest and childhood friend confronts him, telling him that "It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you." This sparked a small disc...
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Back and Rejuvenated

By Melissa Botticelli Feb 16 2008
The Leadership Engagement experience was actually very well done and I had an excellent experience.  It was interesting to see how it differed from other big training efforts the company has done.  It was really all about getting folks from all the different divisions of our sector to talk and excha...
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Life Launch

By Joe Espana Feb 16 2008
My book has fallen to bits, I've thumbed through it that much. I'd like to recommend it to fellow hubbers, and the way I'd like to do it is by quoting (edited)the preface. Here goes."On August 23, 1943, when I was nine years old, I awakened in silent terror. I was unable to move...
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Mentoring book recommendations please

By Colin Scowen Feb 15 2008
We will shortly need to start doing some mentoring of new engineers across some of our departments. Those that will be doing the mentoring, myself included, have little experience doing this. I am interested to know if anyone has any recommendations for books on the subject. They need to be real wor...
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Small steps

By Colin Scowen Feb 15 2008
Right, our leader group, the Reformists has grown in number by 4 now. We were thinking of creating a sort of white belt class, but those that have come along feel up to joining right in, so we are gonna do that. Things have gone well, the discussions have been lively and the new guys have contribute...
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Drucker on Meetings

By Anonymous Feb 15 2008
 In The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker identifies a common time waster as malorganization, of which meetings are a symptom. “Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. One can not do both at the same time. For more, click here.