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  • December 15, 2009

    A School for Displaced Workers

    by William J. Holstein
    With industries contracting and jobless rates among manufacturing workers skyrocketing, community colleges have become the new home of retraining programs.
  • November 24, 2009

    What’s So Special about Special Ops?

    by Andrew Sobel
    The U.S. military’s elite training programs offer a model for the strategic deployment of human capital and for building effective teams.
  • November 24, 2009

    How Emotions Affect Decision Making

    by Matt Palmquist
    Emotions can get in the way of rational decision making. Anger, in particular, can make employees increase their commitment to a failing plan.
  • August 27, 2009

    Rising to the Corporate Education Challenge

    by Thomas Ripsam, Edward C. Landry, and Bradley Fusco
    Amid layoffs and restructuring, many companies are rethinking, not discarding, their efforts to build worker capabilities.
  • August 27, 2009

    The Talent Innovation Imperative

    by DeAnne Aguirre, Laird Post, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    Any company that competes on the global stage must, in light of today’s changing workforce, rethink the way it manages people.
  • August 27, 2009

    Managing Telecommuters

    by Matt Palmquist
    How telecommuting policies affect productivity and work-family conflict.
  • August 27, 2009

    Strong Connections, Less Conflict

    by Matt Palmquist
    Team leaders who foster informal social ties with their subordinates are more likely to boost performance, reduce turnover, and keep team members happy.
  • August 27, 2009

    India’s Demographic Moment

    by Nandan Nilekani
    With the right conditions in place — education, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness among them — a young, eager, educated workforce can be the key to prosperity.
  • July 21, 2009

    Leading Out of the Downturn

    by Rob Norton
    The most important task for corporate leaders, says consultant and author Steve Zaffron, is to reorient the minds of their employees toward a positive vision of the future.
  • May 26, 2009

    CEO Succession 2008: Stability in the Storm

    by Per-Ola Karlsson and Gary L. Neilson
    Booz & Company’s annual survey of chief executive arrivals and departures shows that the financial crisis has held down the rate of CEO turnover — for now.
  • May 12, 2009

    Building Talent in a Time of Layoffs

    by DeAnne Aguirre, Laird Post, and Louisa Finn
    Companies need to assess their workforces today, but they should also look at their likely needs as conditions change.
  • April 21, 2009

    It’s a Virtual World

    by Rita J. King
    Slowly, companies are leaving the physical world behind to cut costs, improve communication, and find new ways to collaborate.
  • February 24, 2009

    The House That Ogilvy Built

    by Kenneth Roman
    The legendary advertising innovator David Ogilvy created an enduring organization using culture, integrity, and charm.
  • February 24, 2009

    Not Just for Profit

    by Marjorie Kelly
    Emerging alternatives to the shareholder-centric model could help companies avoid ethical mishaps and contribute more to the world at large.
  • February 24, 2009

    Keeping Up with Workforce 2020

    by Daniel W. Rasmus
    For many companies, success in the next decade will depend on how well they implement information technologies that transform when and how people do their jobs.
  • January 6, 2009

    It’s Getting Diverse at the Top

    by William J. Holstein
    To take advantage of market growth in developing countries, U.S. multinationals are turning to non-Americans to head their operations.