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Talent Agents
3/9/2007
Summary:

Critical leadership development practices can differ from one organization to another. Yet, identifying those which are the most important within the growth-focused firm can determine the "best in class" solutions to be implemented for sustaining excellence. These 12 strategies provide an opportunity to benchmark organizational performance.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
The Discipline of Collaboration
3/9/2007
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As we move into an age of alliances, your role as a leader is changing. Equal parts entrepreneur, facilitator, and political broker, the collaborative leader must continually balance competing and shifting requirements.

Go To Source (www.leadertoleader.org)
The End of the Job Interview
3/9/2007
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If you test-drive a car, why not an employee? Seth Godin shares his thoughts on what you can learn by having a candidate "do the work" rather than just talk about it.

Go To Source (sethgodin.typepad.com)
The Trouble with Teamwork
3/9/2007
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The five dysfunctions of teams: results, accountability, commitment, conflict, and trust. To be effective, you'll need to understand the power teamwork ultimately unleashes, as well as the sometimes painful steps required to make it a reality.

Go To Source (www.leadertoleader.org)
Fifty-two Percent of Workers Plan to Quit Within Two Years
3/13/2007
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Research shows that nearly 50 percent of workers don't have performance goals that can be objectively measured. A lack of clear objectives can lead to workplace dissatisfaction and an increase in turnover rates. This article suggests a number of communication strategies to address the problem.

Go To Source (communicationnation.blogspot.com)
Guide to Small Business Team Building
3/13/2007
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Teams can take many forms during the early stages of growth inside the entrepreneurial venture. Providing adequate training and development for staff members makes group-based interactions more productive and many find the experience itself quite enjoyable. Here are links and suggestions for planning, implementing and measuring the results of team building activities.

Go To Source (www.work.com)
Succession Planning: Are You Automated?
3/13/2007
Summary:

The succession planning process builds employee retention, but it won't work unless management can access an accurate inventory of employee skills, talents and abilities. Additionally, if individuals don't understand what options their career path might take, they may look for work elsewhere. This article shares best practices and suggestions for managing a talent inventory.

Go To Source (www.cio.com)
Passing the Torch of Leadership
5/30/2007
Summary:

Many entrepreneurs rely on internal bench strength to provide for future leadership. You can help ensure long-term organizational viability and avoid a talent crisis by exploring the benefits of building a best-in-class succession plan.

Go To Source (www.leadertoleader.org)
TEC© Best Practices: Developing a World-Class Staffing System
6/8/2007
Summary:

Outlining "best practices" in building an outstanding staff, this article helps entrepreneurs understand how to develop and use a hiring system. An effective system describes ideal employees for each function, ensures finding the right candidates, screens them before interviewing, ensures effective interviewing, and leads logically to hiring the right candidate.

Go To Source (www.teconline.com)
TEC© Best Practices: Management Development Overview
6/8/2007
Summary:

Companies that prioritize development of managers gain a real edge in the marketplace according to this overview. Underlying principles and practices for consistently building capable managers are provided and explained. Among the advantages are getting and keeping talent, more value from the CEO's time, more corporate flexibility, and a sustainable competitive edge.

Go To Source (www.teconline.com)

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