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The Military Machine as a Management Wreck

January 15, 2013 | The New York Times

IT was once a wry joke that the military was designed by geniuses to be run by idiots. Not anymore, Tim Kane writes. As an all-volunteer force, the young men and women who serve these days are top drawer; it is the institution that is idiotic, he ...

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Executive Coach Reveals Best Career Advice Ever

January 14, 2013 | Kristi Hedges | Forbes

Executive coaches are sometimes called corporate shrinks. And while most of us would argue vehemently that what we do doesn’t approach psychological therapy — and we’re careful to steer clear of it — we will admit that we ...

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Profile of Coaching Profession

January 9, 2013 | International Coach Federation

Why businesses use coaching:

Facilitating organizational culture change

Communicating shared vision across all business levels

Managing successful career transitions for executives

Enhancing leadership skills and ...

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Need Coaching?

January 9, 2013 | International Coach Federation

If your organization is interested in coaching, let the International Coach Federation help inform your decision. This booklet will share research about coaching efficacy, as well as real-life examples of organizations successfully using ...

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Working from home: Is it slacking or exploitation?

January 7, 2013 | Margaret Heffernan | CBS MoneyWatch

"Working from home" used to be thought a euphemism for slacking off. But now new research from the University of Texas suggests that it may be just the opposite. In "The hard truth about telecommuting" researchers Mary C. ...

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Key Trends in HR Part 2: Firms Reward Stars, and Benefits Expand

January 7, 2013 | Toni Vranjes, Editor-in-Chief | Revive My Career

With the economy gradually improving, many employers have unfrozen their salary increase budgets, and they’re continuing to reward top performers, according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Key Trends in HR Part 3: Businesses Embrace Many Flex-Work Options

January 7, 2013 | Toni Vranjes, Editor-in-Chief | Revive My Career

In recent years, employers have embraced a variety of flexible work options, according to a study by the Families and Work Institute. The survey found that more businesses are offering options for when and where to work. The researchers surveyed ...

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Lack of Skills Is a Serious Problem for Companies

January 4, 2013 | The New York Times

The skills gap is indeed preventing employers from finding the talent they need. ManpowerGroup’s 2012 Talent Shortage shows that about half of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling crucial positions and 40 percent say a major ...

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The 'Engagement Ring'

January 4, 2013 | Julie Winkle Giulioni | Lead Change Group

You’ve seen the research. Read the reports. Talked to leaders and employees alike. You know that despite our quantifiable understanding of the bottom-line impact of employee engagement, it continues to elude most organizations.

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