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In this two-part white paper series, we examine current best practices (and not-so-best practices) regarding return to office initiatives. The first installment, explores some common objectives organizations cite for bringing employees back to the office — including some that just don’t hold water.

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The second and final part of this white paper series explores creative ways to increase effectiveness of your return to office approach, including how to equip the one person who may be most responsible for the initiative’s success: the manager.

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This white paper outlines the opportunities, challenges, and complexities of utilizing AI in leadership development — both from the perspective of the leader and the leadership development team.

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This white paper equips readers with practical ways to measure the effectiveness of their leadership development initiatives — even during an economic downturn — and outlines best practices for designing new programs with ROI in mind.

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The COVID pandemic significantly changed the workplace by forcing most organizations to work differently. To figure out where we're headed next, we polled our LinkedIn network to discuss post-pandemic leadership and leadership development trends.

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Great leaders enable the performance of their team members and they do it by helping individuals align themselves and their work with the goals of the organization. Great leaders provide the opportunities, support, and encouragement people need to succeed.

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Delegation is an art and a science. Effective leaders know when and how to delegate in order to 1.) get more done and 2.) develop people. This white paper provides clear, actionable tips for effective delegation.


Coaching can be an incredibly effective tool to drive performance. Unfortunately, in practice, coaching is often confused for other conversations — namely feedback and difficult conversations. In this article, we’ll define coaching once and for all using handy models leaders can reference on the job.


Despite billions spent on leadership development, the investment doesn’t seem to be having lasting impact on the workforce. This may be due to the lack of traction these programs typically have when it comes to lasting behavior change. This white paper provides 20+ lessons that will help increase the likelihood that the skills learned in a leadership development program will truly stick and be used on the job.

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Why is it that leaders who need development the most are the ones who balk the most? More importantly, what can we do as learning and development professionals to confront these excuses? In this somewhat irreverent examination of the excuses from leaders, we provide practical advice for those responsible for developing those leaders — advice that can help mitigate or eliminate the excuses and replace excuse with commitment.

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Entelechy CEO Terry Traut draws from interviews, research, and extensive
experience to identify the most important management skill. The paper outlines the merits of seven common management skills and ranks them to arrive at THE most important skill.

While virtually everyone would agree that coaching is a powerful way to build talent and engage employees in a customer experience environment, there is a surprisingly large variance in the definition of coaching and its intended use. In this article we provide a definition, outline a model for an effective coaching conversation, and highlight the importance of self-assessment in coaching.

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