Strategy

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What Companies Can Learn From Steve Jobs About People and Development In Down Times

The changing face of the workforce means a growing gap in certain skills. Specifically, leadership and management skills. This gap, by its nature, extends to gaps in effective leadership as well. Communication, decision making, management, and strategy. As people retire or move toward telecommuting, the need and demand for highly effective leadership skills is growing. This …

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Teaching Business Acumen Without the Snoozefest

Every organization needs competent leaders at all levels so that they can hold all the pieces together and make decisions that will benefit the larger organization. And considering that most company’s succession pipelines are unreliable, business acumen has become a topic of great interest in the area of leadership development. With the growing global economy, …

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Entrepreneur Article: 4 Steps to Build Strategically Critical Leadership-Development Programs

By Bill Hall: Your business is growing and hiring people at an amazing rate. Customers love your product, and it’s gaining greater and greater attention. At the same time, you’ve noticed yourself growing ever more nervous about the byproducts of this success: Increased competitive pressure and employee fragmentation. In fact, these two realities have you …

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Entrepreneur Article: You’ve Had the Annual Strategy Development Meeting. Now What?

By Bill Hall: Most executives know the drill. Fourth quarter rolls around, and it’s time for a strategic-planning session once again. This is a time-consuming process in which business leaders create exhaustive (and exhausting) slide decks outlining the strategy for the following year. The results are usually a couple of days of presentations, discussions and …

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