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December 14 , 2011
Vol. 13, Issue 23

Books Authored
by Joel Garfinkle

Getting Ahead
Executive Presence
Get Paid What You're Worth
Land Your Dream Job
Love Your Work
Time Management
Find a Job in 14 Days
getting ahead

Sharpening Talent-Building Skills at the Top by David Shadovitz
In today's leaner organizations, C-suite leaders have to put learning at the top of their agendas -- and a recent study shows senior leaders are less skilled at developing talent than others in the organization. To successfully build a "culture of learning," experts say, it has to start at the top and trickle down. If you want to develop talent in your organization, don't look to your top leaders for help.

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Patagonia Fills Payroll with People Who Are Passionate
Perennially recognized as a good workplace for mothers, the California company also has earned a reputation for employee loyalty at a time when other apparel retailers commonly see turnover of more than 100 percent annually.
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Turning to teaching as a midlife career
While many start teaching right out of college, some, move to the classroom when they're more mature, after forging careers in other fields. There are positives and negatives to that, said Carl Korn, spokesman for New York State United Teachers union. If these career-changers have worked in jobs that use mathematics or science, they would bring their wealth of applied knowledge in that area.
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"I do believe there are leaders who are like lightning and they come along and they lead. The Lincolns of the world, the Alexander the Greats, they do exist. They have existed."
~ Oliver Stone

"Good leaders must first become good servants."
~ Robert Greenleaf

"Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there."
~ John P. Kotter

Get Others to Advocate for You

An advocate is someone who will campaign on your behalf, champion your cause, and help improve others' perception of you. Think about who might be willing to speak up on your behalf and tell people what a great job you are doing. Your boss is an obvious choice since he or she looks good when you do, but other employees can be great advocates as well.

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Bret L. Simmons' Blog: Bret Simmons is an Associate Professor of Management. His blog provides a vehicle for him to share his thinking on leadership and management at work. Follow his perspectives and valuable insights on leadership.
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