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DeLong Report: Lessons From Madison Avenue: Imagine Your Business Without Wisdom & Experience

In this edition of The DeLong Report, we look at:

  • How to avoid 3 common mistakes to close skills gaps faster
  • The high cost Madison Avenue pays for failing to retain critical knowledge
  • What college presidents can learn from the machine tool industry
  • Links to a dozen new articles that will make you smarter about managing the skills gap and the impact of automation on today's job market

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DeLong Report: Change Trumps Everything, 6 Questions to Make You a Better Leader

In this edition of The DeLong Report, we look at:

  • New Video: 3 cases - How the skills gap kills profits
  • Lessons from Trump’s election upset for managing change better
  • 6 questions that will make you a better leader
  • How to keep the dreaded “job search conversation” from turning the holiday into an emotional battlefield.
  • Links to a dozen new articles that will make you smarter about managing the changing, aging workforce.

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DeLong Report: Leverage Your Aging Workforce, Get Traction on Retention, NASA and Knowledge Transfer

In this edition of The DeLong Report, we look at:

  • 5 things you can do to get more productivity from your aging boomers.
  • How CEOs get traction on turnover issues.
  • VIDEO: What does NASA's moon landing teach us about knowledge transfer?
  • 3 rules for effectively managing the changes needed to develop and sustain the future workforce capabilities.
  • Links to a dozen new articles that will make you smarter about navigating the changing, aging workforce.

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DeLong Report: Paradoxes of the Skills Gap, Retaining Millennials, Being a Better Mentor

In this edition of The DeLong Report, we look at:

  • Tactics you can use to tackle the “paradoxes" of the skills gap.
  • 5 ways one company retains millennials to overcome the high cost of turnover.
  • 3 lessons employees at MasterCard learned to improve their mentoring skills.
  • How to get - or give - a killer recommendation for an internship.
  • Links to a dozen of the best new articles showing how the changing, aging workforce is impacting your business and career.

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5 Tips for Recruiting Millennials, 4 Essential Leadership Skills and More - April 2016

In this edition of The DeLong Report, we look at:

  • Those rare leadership skills needed to sustain the multi-employer collaboratives essential for resolving critical skill shortages. Do you have these skills in your company or region?
  • 5 ways to recruit young workers more effectively.
  • An innovative program that helps a North Carolina hospital extend the careers of its veteran nurses.
  • 3 keys to helping your underemployed new college grad get launched.
  • My brief new video on “Why we can’t go back to the moon” and what that means for your business.
  • Links to more than 20 of the best new articles showing how the changing, aging workforce is impacting your business and career.

 

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My New Video on Lessons from NASA and More - Feb 2016

In This Issue:

  • Why Should You Care that We Can't Go Back to the Moon?
  • Closing the Skills Gap: Lessons from North Carolina to Maine
  • How to Give Millennials Mentoring that Pays Off
  • 12 Articles that Will Make You Smarter
  • Plus... Mission Not Impossible - How to Land Your 2nd or 3rd Job After College

 

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How to Build a Millennial Friendly Culture; 4 Questions Every Great Leader Must Answer - Nov 2015

In This Issue:

  • How to Build a Millennial Friendly Culture
  • Four Questions Every Great Leader Must Answer
  • Stack the Odds in Your Favor: 3 Keys to Managing Organizational Change
  • 12 Articles that Will Make You Smarter
  • Plus... 6 College Experiences to Boost a Student's Career Success

 

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Building a Smarter Workforce, Lessons from the Accounting Skills Gap and More - Aug 2015

In This Issue:

  • How to Actually Build a Smarter Workforce
  • Lessons from the Accounting Skills Gap Can Improve Your Hiring
  • Are You Sitting on a Lost Knowledge Time Bomb?
  • 12 Articles that Will Make You Smarter
  • Plus... Summer Internships - Landing a Killer Recommendation

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Chasing the Machine, House of Cards, Graduating without a Job - June 2015

In This Issue:

  • Chasing the Machine: Critical Skills to Keep Up with Technology Changes
  • Is Your Knowledge Transfer Strategy a House of Cards?
  • Leading with Less: 5 Keys to Thriving in a World of Resource Constraints
  • 12 Articles that Will Make You Smarter
  • Plus... Advice for the Unemployed Graduate

 

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Change Management Mistakes, Managing Millennials, Learning Overload - March 2015

In This Issue:

  • Leading Organizational Change: Three Costly Mistakes Top Execs Make
  • Is Learning Overload The New Productivity Crisis?
  • 3 Books That Will Change How You Work With Millennials
  • 12 Articles that Will Make You Smarter
  • Talent Management Toolbox for Execs
  • Plus: Advice for the Liberal Arts Major 

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The DeLong Report 2014

Developing Healthcare Leaders, Green Bay Packers, Risky Job Searches and More - December 2014

In This Issue:

  • Lessons from Lambeau: Closing the Skills Gap
  • The Real Game of Thrones: Developing Health Care Leaders Under the Affordable Care Act
  • 5 Trends Higher Ed Leaders Can't Ignore
  • Is Your Millennial’s Job Search Plan Too Risky?
  • Watch It Now: David's HBR Webinar
  • Holiday Gift Idea: Graduate to a Great Job

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One Question College Presidents Don't Want to Answer, and More - October 2014

In This Issue:

  • One Question College Presidents Don't Want to Answer
  • The Skills Gap: How Others Are Seeing - And Solving It
  • 6 Questions to Make You a Better Leader
  • Free Harvard Business Review Webinar: Closing the Skills Gap
  • New Video Highlights Solutions for the Skills Gap

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Competing in an Era of Skills Shortages, Retool or Die, and More - July 2014

In This Issue:

  • How to Compete in an Era of Critical Skill Shortages
  • How Liberal Arts Colleges Can Stop Fueling the Job Search “Skills Gap”
  • Retool or Die!: What College Presidents Can Learn From The Machine Tool Industry

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Zapping the Skills Gap, Helping Kids Land Jobs, and More - January 2014

In This Issue:

  • Zapping Your Skills Gap: New Solutions for Three Types of Shortages
  • What Keeps Nurse Leaders Up at Night?
  • Parents Can Help New Grads Land a Great Job

 

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