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Just Released: Free Mobile App for the Leading Diversity Summit

Our good friends at Ativ Software have helped us put together a cool app for anyone attending our Leading Diversity Summit next month in Atlanta.

A Conversation with Sheryl Wudunn, first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize and 2011 Leading Diversity Keynote Speaker

The 2011 Leading Diversity Summit will feature a keynote address by Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize. She is also the best-selling author of Half the Sky. Currently she is a senior managing director at Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking boutique serving growth companies in the middle market including companies founded and run by women. She is also the president of Triple Edge, a social investing consultancy. This fall, she will be a senior fellow with Yale University, co-teaching a course on global affairs with a specific focus on China’s economic development and its global role. We sat down with her to talk about some of the issues she will address in her keynote speech…

A Conversation with Geoff Bellman, Author of Extraordinary Groups, on March Madness and the Future of OD

At our 2010 Organizational Development Summit, I had the opportunity to speak with Geoff Bellman, a consultant for over 40 years and the author of six books, including his newest, Extraordinary Groups. At the 2011 Summit, he will lead a session on “Employee Engagement and Establishing Trust” as part of our HR Generalist School.

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Three Steps to Leading in a World of Constant Change

BusinessWeek reported that the productivity of the U.S. worker was up more than forecast in the first quarter of 2010, after reaching unprecedented heights in 2009. This quarterly increase was the smallest in a year, showing companies were reaching their limits on efficiency. From my perspective as a change and transition consultant, when I read statistics like these I cringe.

The CEO’s Successor – Why Not The Head of HR?

Human capital issues, talent wars, shifting economies and a changing workforce have put extraordinary stress on human resources. Strategic leadership, unquestioned integrity, superior operational management skills and precise execution are critical components of a successful HR executive. Those same characteristics are critical criteria for success in the CEO’s chair.

Will the end of DOMA be the Berlin Wall for the LGBT Community?

President Obama announces that he directed the Department of Justice to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases based on Section 3 of DOMA.

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