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April 2014

  • Read articles on how breaking down organizational silos positively impacts employee satisfaction, who is truly responsible for gender parity in the leadership ranks, and which positions are rated as the happiest and unhappiest in 2014.
  • Check out the latest IEDP article on retaining women in the workplace.
  • Learn about 10 unproductive HR practices your organization should no longer be employing. 
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a 2014 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

February 2014

  • See what HR trends are predicted for 2014 as well as the results of an industry survey on the training plans for major organizations.
  • Read about the hard truth about performance management and how to become a great leader.  
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a 2014 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

October 2013

  • Read about the top 7 trends in HR technology and maximizing productivity and efficiency with social technology.
  • Learn about the foundational role of trust in management.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Women in Business), a 2013-2014 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

July 2013

  • Review the 4th Annual Global Leadership Survey and read an overview which includes the essentials tools of talent management.
  • Learn what top 10 talent management activities are not a productive use of your time 
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Executive Development Institute), a calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

April 2013

  • Read articles of bolstering onboarding programs and measuring mentoring programs.
  • Learn from two pieces of highlighted research - the SHRM Research Spotlight on an employee satisfaction survey and a book focused on the three keys for retaining valuable employees.
  • Find out what the top ten cities are for employee engagement.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Negotiation Skills for Effective Managers), a 2013 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

February 2013

  • Review the 2013 State of Talent Management Report to learn about today's talent managers' attitudes, mindsets, and motives.
  • Gain career advice for CHROs from the former CHRO of Pfizer.
  • Learn about 10 tips for retaining valued employees  in today's fluctuating job market.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a 2013 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

November 2012

  • Read about the challenges HR leaders will face in the upcoming decade and the current trends that will shape the workplace of the future.
  • See two profiles - one on Kenan-Flagler's very own Dr. Balasubramanian - named one of the 50 best B-school professors and the other on the CHRO of Hilton Worldwide.
  • Read IEDP's blog post on a recent UNC white paper involving the hows and why of calculating the ROI of L&D programs.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Negotiation Skills for Effective Managers), a calendar of 2012-13 open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

September 2012

  • Learn how to avoid common talent assessment mistakes and how to transform leaders' behaviors towards leading more intentionally.
  • Read about an organization's experience embracing integrated talent management.
  • Listen to and/or read our interviews with three leading Talent Practitioners on how companies can build talent faster and better than the competition.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a calendar of 2012 open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

June 2012

  • Learn about developing mindfulness and its benefits to leaders.
  • Review PwC's 2012/13 US Human Capital Effectiveness Report for a view of the state of the workforce based on the US operations of 300+ organizations.
  • Check out the results of UNC Kenan-Flagler's 2012 Leadership Survey on Women in the Workplace.
  • See the annual Financial Times rankings of executive education
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Talent Management Institute), a calendar of 2012 open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

March 2012

  • Review ASTD's article on innovation-driven leadership and how leaders can overcome the obstacles faced when driving innovation within their organizations
  • See why competition should be valued as a driving force for innovation.
  • 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 building trust in an organization.
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment), a calendar of 2012 Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

January 2012

  • Read an interview with Food Lion's VP of Diversity and Inclusion on why managing diversity is a business priority for the corporation.
  • Learn about employee engagement and its impact on job performance..
  • See SHRM's forecast of 2012 trends in Compensation, Incentives, Benefits, Technology, Staffing Management, Education, Training & Development and Relocations.
  • Check out another 2012 forecast - on the economic outlook.
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a calendar of 2012 Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

October 2011

  • Learn about the top 5 mistakes leaders make.
  • Compare two points of view (company versus the job seeker) on the role of social media in the job search.
  • Read the featured white paper on how to develop real skills for virtual work teams.
  • Plus more articles and blog posts, a program highlight (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a calendar of upcoming  Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

July 2011

  • Learn the 4 recommended steps for managing complex situations and reducing the negative impact of errors in the workplace.
  • Review the latest Jobs Outlook Survey Report from SHRM.
  • Read about active listening and assertive speaking techniques that improve leaders' communication habits.
  • See what companies are doing today to successfully measure and improve employee engagement in a recently published UNC Executive Development white paper.
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers), a calendar of 2011 Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

April 2011

  • Read the article on competition in the workplace and how it increases the value of employees.
  • Learn about a webinar on succession planning for HR and talent management professionals.
  • Listen to a podcast about rethinking generational gaps in the workplace and read a white paper on coaching managers on problem employee behaviors.
  • Plus many more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Executive Development Institute), a calendar of Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

February 2011

  • Read an article about the value of conflict and conflict resolution within the organization.
  • Listen to a podcast about succession planning and read a white paper on how your organization can maintain the valuable insight and experience of  baby boomers as the first wave of this generation begins to retire.
  • Plus many more articles and blog posts, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a calendar of Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

November 2010

  • Listen to an interview on leading change and read a white paper on identifying and developing talent to fill key leadership positions within your organization.
  • Read an article on the importance of putting the customer first.
  • See which functions represent the biggest talent management challenges (hint:  developing talent tops the list). 
  • Plus many more articles, blog posts, a calendar of Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your professional growth.