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August 2014

  • Check out our new format with a focus on the Leading, Engaging, Acting, and Developing skills every leader needs to constantly nurture.
  • Learn about the 2 things (communication and accountability) that Herb Baum credits for his exceptional leadership at companies such as Dial Corp, Hasbro, Inc., and Quaker State Corp.
  • Read about the 3 ways to become a more involved leader and 5 ways to communicate like a leader.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, program spotlights (Executive Development Institute), a calendar of 2014/2015  open enrollment executive education programs, and other links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

June 2014

  • Read a Q&A with former Amazon.com executive, John Rossman, in which he talks about the company's 14 leadership principles and organizational culture.
  • Review a list of the 14 things every manager should consider when making a first impression.
  • See the latest UNC research on accelerating leadership development.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, program spotlights (Women in Business and Negotiation Skills for Effective Leaders), a calendar of 2014 open enrollment executive education programs, and other links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

March 2014

  • See why the best leaders are also the best managers and read about a new breed of father who is balancing work and parenthood successfully
  • Learn how to be more mindful and discover how it will help you personally and professionally
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers (Retaining Women in the Workplace), program spotlights (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop and Executive Development Institute), a calendar of 2014 open enrollment executive education programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

Nov/Dec 2013

  • Review a checklist on what every business person should do at the end of the workday and see the tips that game changers embrace to become successful.
  • Check out the latest UNC Executive Development white paper on the value of emotional intelligence in the workplace and also see how well UNC ranked in the Financial Times and BusinessWeek executive education rankings.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Executive Development Institute), a calendar of 2014 open enrollment executive education programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

Sept 2013

  • Learn how to identify internal sponsors and coaches within your organization to further your career development.
  • Read the recently published white paper on powering your bottom line through employee engagement.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Women in Business), a calendar of 2013 and 2014 open enrollment executive education programs, a Tarheel spotlight (Ted Zoller), and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

June 2013

  • Explore the differences between empowering leadership and directive leadership.
  • Check out the white paper discussing the talent gap being experienced in the world of big data.
  • See how UNC Kenan-Flagler ranked in the Financial Times ranking for custom executive education (#8 in the world).
  • Plus more articles, a Tarheel spotlight, a program spotlight (Executive Development Institute), a calendar of 2013-2014 open enrollment executive education programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

March 2013

  • Learn the 5 sales tactics every entrepreneur needs to know and discover how men really view women in the workplace.
  • Read about our latest interview series, called Insights on Innovation, which incorporates the views of 5 Kenan-Flagler faculty members on the  topic of innovation.
  • Review the white paper on how to develop leaders in today's VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) business environment.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a calendar of 2013 open enrollment executive education programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

December 2012

  • Read an article about getting a handle of how your co-workers perceive you so you can correct and improve your work attitude plus another article on branding yourself for the position you want.
  • Review a recent report on high-level women in the workplace which provides a roadmap for women who want to achieve more and get to the top at their organizations.
  • Learn the 10 steps for practicing great leadership when taking action.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers), a Tarheel Spotlight (David Hofmann),a calendar of upcoming open enrollment executive education programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

October 2012

  • Review IBM's report on its 2012 survey of global CEOs to see what these leaders are focused on.
  • Learn about 3 specific steps that will help you influence others and sell your ideas.
  • Check out our first eView which features an interview with Jim Shanley on the 4 things that successful organizations and leaders do to build their talent faster and better than everyone else.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Women in Business), a calendar of upcoming open enrollment executive education programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

June 2012

  • Learn about developing mindfulness and its benefits to leaders.
  • Review the most recent Financial Times executive education rankings.
  • Read the featured white paper on the benefits of recruiting, developing and retaining women as leaders in your organization. 
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Talent Management Institute), and a calendar of 2012 open enrollment executive education programs.

March 2012

  • Review articles and blog posts featuring strategies that can be instrumental in both your personal and your organization's development.
  • Read the featured white paper on the benefits of embracing open-book management which can fuel employee engagement and corporate sustainability.
  • Plus more articles and blog posts, a program spotlight (Change Management), a Tarheel highlight (Dr. Peter Brews), and a calendar of 2012 Open Enrollment executive education programs.

December 2011

  • Learn how to assess your leadership style or how to build a high-performing team or how Kenan-Flagler's STAR program can work with your organization on meeting challenges and solving problems.
  • Read Douglas Ready's white paper on collective ambition which is complete with real-life examples of organizations that are harnessing the power of their collective ambition to achieve growth in tough economic times.
  • Plus more articles and blog posts, a program spotlight (Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers), a Tarheel highlight (Dr. Douglas Ready), and a calendar of 2012 Open Enrollment executive education programs.

August 2011

  • Review two articles that deal with different aspects of the communication styles of leaders.
  • Read the featured white paper on how to close gaps in your organization's leadership development.
  • Plus more articles and blog posts, a program highlight (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a Tarheel highlight (on Dr. Mabel Miguel 10) and a calendar of 2011 and 2012 Open Enrollment executive education programs.

June 2011

  • Take a look at what companies are doing today to successfully on-board their executives in a recently published UNC Executive Development white paper.
  • Learn about the special leadership skills needed when managing virtual teams.
  • Plus more articles and blog posts, a program spotlight (on Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment), a Tarheel spotlight (on Dr. Al Segar 13), and a calendar of 2011 Open Enrollment executive education programs.

March 2011

  • Read a white paper discussing various ways to turn the baby boomer brain drain into a brain trust so that your organization does not lose valuable insight and experience as the first wave of baby boomers start to retire.
  • Watch the video of the lecture by David Brooks, noted author and The New York Times columnist, featuring his view on human nature and how people succeed.
  • Plus many more articles and blog posts, a program spotlight (on Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a Tarheel spotlight (on Dr. Alison Fragale), and a calendar of Open Enrollment executive education programs.