Archive for August, 2009

Understanding Managerial Development: New Evidence?

August 31, 2009 12 Comments
Understanding Managerial Development: New Evidence?

I was excited to see an article on management development in the most recent issue of the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), one of the highest quality research journals in the field. The study involved 215 junior level managers and their supervisors.  The well designed study looked at how the developmental quality of managerial assignments and [...]

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Total Leadership

August 30, 2009 2 Comments
Total Leadership

I just picked up a new book called Total Leadership by Stewart Friedman, of the Wharton School.  It looks promising.  It’s going to offer a philosophy and advice, which is fine with me, but looks like it is going to avoid pretending to have the secret answer to how to be a better leader based [...]

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Are You Ready for H1N1?

August 29, 2009 0 Comments
Are You Ready for H1N1?

You MUST take time to review the “CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to the 2009-2010 Influenza Season.”  Here is an excerpt:  Businesses should have an understanding of their normal seasonal absenteeism rates and know how to monitor their personnel for any unusual increases in absenteeism through the fall and winter. [...]

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Are You and Your Business in the Race to Win?

August 28, 2009 4 Comments
Are You and Your Business in the Race to Win?

Yesterday, I bought a brand new pair of running shoes.  The shoes I wear retail for $140, and I buy 4-5 pairs per year.  Accounting for the other running gear that I purchase I probably represent about $900 worth of business annually.  I live in Reno, home of the largest sporting goods store in the [...]

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