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Five Elements of a Successful Leadership Pipeline

Five Elements of a Successful Leadership Pipeline: Stories of Success from The Conference Board by Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D., VP, Executive Development, DDI At The Conference Board 2011 Talent Management Strategies Conference, my colleagues and I had an opportunity to facilitate the pre-conference session on the Leadership Pipeline we were…
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The 13 behaviours of a high trust leader

What separates the great leaders from the good ones? What makes a manager a manager of choice by her reports, peers, and boss? What makes an individual credible with customers, suppliers, distributors, investors, and other stakeholders? While there are many dimensions to these questions, there is one common thread throughout:…
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Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

by Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy The science of stamina has advanced to the point where individuals, teams, and whole organizations can, with some straightforward interventions, significantly increase their capacity to get things done.   Included with this full-text Harvard Business Review article: 1.   Article Summary     The Idea in…
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Being the Boss

The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback Copyright 2011 Linda A. Hill and Lowell Kent LinebackSummarized by permission of Harvard Business Review Press In this Abstract, you will learn: Why the “3 Imperatives” – “manage yourself, manage your network and manage your…
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Editorial from ReConnect Africa

Can an MBA work for an MRS?Married women who earn MBAs are more than twice as likely to get a divorce or get separated as their male counterparts, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) about a new study by Washington & Lee University School of Law.…
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Executive Coaching: The leadership development tool of the future?

"Coaching is the secret weapon of many outstanding organisations" - Burdett (1998)Executive Coaching is not new to organisations although over the past decade its popularity has surged. This is due to a number of organisational trends, such as organisational downsizing, a rapidly evolving environment where executives must constantly anticipate and…
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Faking it

An examination of the impact of values and culture on employee attitudes to workEXECUTIVE SUMMARYWork is far less formal than it used to be: gone are the days when employees addressed their boss as "Mr So and So" rather than by a first nameor tiptoed around the thick-pile corridors of…
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The Wild West of Coaching

We enjoyed this article because it shows the development of coaching as a profession rather than the latest fadHas the Wild West been Tamed?The latest on the ROI of Executive CoachingIn November 2004, the Harvard Business Review ran an article entitled the “The Wild West of Executive Coaching”. In this…
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Right or do the Right Thing

Is it better to be right or do the right thing...?On a recent flight from JHB my son and I had ring side seats as an incident unfolded. A husband, wife and their three year old daughter were boarding the aircraft and it was pretty clear that he was very…
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