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We need leaders, not “elites.”

Right now, leadership development is too important for gurus and self-help bromides. Oprah Winfrey does a great job with her book club, but inviting Marcus Buckingham to cajole us with one-liners like, “stop your weaknesses,” is tantamount to talent management[...]

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Business Leadership Review: Did our strengths get us to this point of weakness?

Dr. Randall P. White, Lecturer at Duke Corporate Education in London & Principal of Executive Development Group Abstract Reckless is an understatement. Barrelling forward with our greatest strength—growth at any cost—may have led to our greatest weakness as the US[...]

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Two obits 2008: The year you had, and the year you wish you had

A few years ago management consultant Roz Savage sat down and wrote two obituaries: One for the life she had, and one for the life she wanted. The result? Today Roz is an eco-adventurer and rows a small boat around[...]

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A very important cause: Save the Children

This year the BBC children’s television show Blue Peter chose Save the Children as its world service project. The girl in the green and yellow was one of five children selected to receive aid from this collaborative project. Each year[...]

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Women have a knack for managing uncertainty

Research shows that women have a natural knack for leading through uncertainty, said Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, Executive Development Coach. Read the full story in this month’s Monitor Psychology Wanted: Leaders equipped for today’s trials To become an effective leader[...]

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Facing Uncertainty: American Executive

If there’s a fork in the road, take it: Leaders who used uncertainty to their advantage by Dr. Randall P. White Uncertainty is an increasing reality for today’s executives. Those who can thrive as they charge toward the unknown share[...]

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Who stays and who goes? 5 questions you need to ask

This article appeared in the Triad Business Journal. The above image is a movie still from the 1967 film Play Time. by Dr. Randall P. White Right here on Elm Street the economy is forcing some tough questions: “Will I[...]

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Podcast: Talking with survivors after the layoff

Dr. Randall P. White podcast [audio:Podcast] Once a company makes a logic-driven decision to downsize, many managers find themselves facing the grief-stricken emotions of the ones who were left behind. The employee “survivor syndrome,” as explained by David Noer in[...]

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Video/Teleconference etiquette – yes, it’s necessary

By Randall P. White, PhD., and Katie R. White Sure, trainers have always had to make tough calls, but these days that means something a little different. Once mostly a face-to-face practice, executive coaches and facilitators are increasingly offering their[...]

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In Dubailand, and now, home again

by Dr. Randall P. White Here’s the view from my phone in Dubailand. It’s truly an amazing place. I was there for the first time this past weekend teaching a leadership program through Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. A[...]

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