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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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Who knows?

Alfred E. Perlman predicted, “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.” If ever there were an opportunity to learn something about leadership it’s 4Q 2008. And if you’re diligent and inquisitive you can[...]

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Is God Left-Handed? Go ahead and ask.

By Dr. Randall P. White Is God left-handed? It’s a question I heard a few days ago during an NPR interview with the guy running the Mars Lander project. The interviewer asked a tough question, and the subject said, “That’s[...]

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CLO: Challenging the premise of “playing to your strengths”

How do you develop people who don’t believe they need to be developed? According to Randall P. White, Ph.D., some of the business literature on the market is encouraging this mentality among organizational leaders by giving them the impression that[...]

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Executive Decision

By Sandra L. Shullman, PhD and Randall P. White, PhD— You will need to make a very significant behavioral change at some point in your career. That’s not a fortune cookie, it’s a scientific fact that calls for a scientific[...]

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There are ways to escape the narcissistic bosses

You’re bound to run into narcissistic bosses at some point in your career, because such personalities gravitate toward leadership. “Most public leaders have a large streak of narcissism in them or I don’t think they’d be able to lead,” says[...]

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Sandra Shullman on “all inclusive internet”

Many companies are missing out on a potential pool of customers — and workers — by not making their Web sites as accessible as possible to older adults and people with disabilities. But, experts say, there are some simple things[...]

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