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Even the Leadership Playing Field

CLO Magazine

A 2012 research report from global leadership firm PDI Ninth House called “Can Women Executives Break the Glass Ceiling?” The report shows that 17 percent of senior executives are women, and among mid-level leaders and business unit heads, women comprise 28 percent and 20 percent of the groups, respectively (Figure 1). In a 2011 study by consultancy McKinsey and Co.,

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Eight Ways Learning Impacts Succession Planning

CLO Magazine

Succession management is one of the most important functions in business today. It ensures capable leaders are ready for critical roles, fosters business continuity, aids talent retention and can strengthen a company culture. Done right, succession management plans contribute to business wellness and build a solid foundation for ongoing success. Link the people strategy to the business strategy. Each organization’s business strategy is unique.

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Together Everyone Achieves More

CLO Magazine

Post-recession organizations have emerged into a new normal way of doing business. That scenario requires that learning departments find ways to develop leaders who understand their own roles, as well as their peers’ responsibilities and the broader business aspects. Not only are they practical and cost-effective, they develop participants while helping to break down silos between teams, which often leads to business success.

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