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Talent Development

What Little League Baseball Tells Us About the Skills Gap

Blair Forlaw | Posted 04.09.2015 | Education
Blair Forlaw

Talent is fueled by a natural curiosity and love of learning that is either encouraged -- or squelched -- at a very early age. By the time we reach peak earning years, we've spent thousands of hours mastering what we need.

Should US Follow Europe's Lead for Gender Quotas on Boards?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I believe that U.S. organizations have a choice to get it right, which does not mean putting women in a room and trying to "fix" them. That solution has not worked for over two decades, and has kept women's representation on boards and in senior leadership positions too low for too long.

3 Habits of Ineffective Women's Leadership Development

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

We've spent a lot of time in recent posts focusing on the best ways to approach women's leadership development. But sometimes, knowing what not to do can be as instructive as guidelines on how to do things right.

Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.

The Missing Link: Moving Beyond First-Level Solutions to Women's Leadership

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

It has been a hectic but exciting fall packed with travel and speaking engagements at executive forums and conferences nationwide. At these events, I'...

Workplace Moneyball -- Your Best Players Aren't Who You Think They Should Be

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

What I am saying is it is time to bring the same level of focused attention to these adults as we do to our traditional coming-of-age students.

Chief Culture Officer Business Case

Val Jon Farris | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Val Jon Farris

While our technology is advancing rapidly into the stratosphere of "automated clouds," none of us likes the vaporous experience of being jerked around by a litany of automated phone options that never lead to what we really need. And what is that?

Teaching Today for 21st Century Skills

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

It is estimated that over the next 10 years there will be two million unfilled ICT-related jobs globally, correlating with a projected talent gap of 8...

3 Things Orgs Can Learn From How History's Biggest Thinkers Spent Their Days

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

We often benchmark companies to learn best practices, but in people management, we rarely benchmark our practices by looking at high-performing individuals.

Guess Who Has the Key to Washington's New 'College Report Cards' -- Before They Are Written?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

As Washington plans a new program to issue 'report cards' on colleges and universities, they should probably know there's a group that is already sending CliffsNotes to every school in the country: employers.

Microsoft's Coming CEO Transition And 7 Step Succession Planning

George Bradt | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
George Bradt

There are all sorts of ways to manage CEO transitions. Whichever way you choose, make sure you're getting ahead of the curve on the most monumental su...

Learning Revolution Comes to the Workplace

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Julian L. Alssid

I think it's pretty obvious by now that Washington lawmakers are not going to lead us to robust economic recovery and employment any time soon. The evidence just keeps mounting.

True or False: Men Earn More Money and Promotions Because They Work More Hours Than Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Women now represent more than 50 percent of the leadership talent pool. Organizations that understand this and build an integrated talent development strategy will be better able to attract, retain and leverage the broader spectrum of leadership intelligence.

Local, Mobile, Social: The Key To A Productive Workforce

Sharat Sharan | Posted 08.21.2013 | Small Business
Sharat Sharan

We've seen this before. In a recession, there are fewer opportunities to change jobs, and the perceived security of a job that someone has held for a while - however awful - can lead them to stay put. Once the economy shows signs of recovery, however, a mass exodus in favor of new opportunities takes place.

Fixing America's Talent Problem

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Jamie Merisotis

As a nation, our collective response to this challenge will most certainly define our economic and social well-being for decades to come. We are a nation of producers and it's time for us to start producing the talent we need to meet future workforce and civic needs.

Industry Trends & Talent Development Needs in Health Care

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The health care industry is currently faced with many challenges. Pressures to reduce the cost of health services, concerns regarding health care effi...

The Widening Global Skills Gap

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The gap between the type of skills students and workers currently possess and the skills employers will need in 2015 and beyond continues to widen.

The Talent Development Race

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Technological, economic and social trends are transforming the business landscape all around us. Gartner predicts that by 2015, 40 percent or more of ...