Neuroscience and leadership
David Waldman, management professor at W. P. Carey School, believes that neuroscience promises to provide important new clues on what makes for an effective leader. He suggests that his findings can be used in the future to form what he would call an ecologically valid measure of leadership potential for the purpose of identifying and placing people in leadership positions. Listen to the podcast "The Neurological Signature of a Leader"
Edward D. Hess, professor at Darden School of Business, has discovered servant leadership style in his research of high-performance organizations such as Best Buy, UPS, Ritz Carbon, Starbucks, and others. Surprisingly, the leaders of these organizations did not fit the common beliefs about great leaders. Read the research "Servant Leadership: A Path to High Performance"
Employee motivation and talent management
As competition for talent increases and the economy improves, a recent study by Booz Allen Hamilton and the Center for Creative Leadership reveals factors that motivate employees in the workplace, and how leaders can use this information to maintain a talented workforce. The authors describe three employee profiles — Mission focused, Career focused, and those stuck with no other options — and how leaders can motivate them. Read the Booz review "Leading for Employee Motivation"
Leadership happens at all levels
Leadership has ceased to be thought of as a characteristic exclusive to senior management. A new formula is being adopted in which leadership functions at all levels of the organization. IESE Prof. Pablo Cardona and Carlos Rey of DPM Consulting look at how to create leadership throughout an organization and review the evolution of the idea of leadership itself. Read the article "What a Leader Needs Is Other Leaders"
Callidus Software, a provider of Sales Performance Management (SPM) solutions, has acquired Rapid Intake, a provider of collaborative rapid e-learning authoring tool. Through the acquisition, Callidus extends its position as leader in the high growth mobile learning market, strengthens the value proposition of its core SaaS sales performance management suite, and increases its cross-selling opportunities to its 2.5 million and growing user base. Read more about this acquisition.
Marcus Buckingham's new book Stand Out: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution offers new insights and powerful tools specifically designed for managers in the optional Manager's Team Report. Read the BusinessWeek review of Stand Out - "Finding and Leveraging Your Strengths"
A book by Stephen J. Drotter, The Performance Pipeline: Getting the Right Performance At Every Level of Leadership digs deep into the real work of executing business results at each leadership layer. The Book has lessons and examples from the author's 40 years of experience. Buy now
The Truth about Social Learning
Presenters: Jane Bozarth, eLearning Director of the State of North Carolina
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM Pacific : Register now
Integrating ILT Initiatives with eLearning
Presenters: CommLab India
Date: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011. 10:00 am EDT : Register now
Talent Conversations: What They Are, Why They're Crucial and How to Do Them Right
Presenters: Center for Creative Leadership's Roland Smith and Michael Campbell
Date: September 13, 2011 1-2 (ET) : Register now
HR Technology Conference & Expo
Date: 3-4 October, 2011
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The Talent Acquisition and Onboarding Summit
Date: 27-28 September, 2011
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Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning EeL 2011
Date: 7-8 November 2011
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