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Books24x7 Book Review: What’s Next, Gen X? Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You…

By Pam Boiros

As member of Generation X – typically defined as those now thirty- and forty-somethings born between 1965 and 1979—I was intrigued by the title of the recent book What’s Next, Gen X?—Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, And Getting The Career You Want by Tamara Erickson (© 2010, Published by Harvard Business Press).Read more

How prepared are you for leadership loss?

By Shawn Hunter

AMA Corporate Learning recently surveyed over 1,100 senior managers and executives on the topic of leadership succession planning and discovered only 14% described their organization as properly prepared to confront key leadership loss, and over 80% said they were either “somewhat prepared” or “not at all prepared.” In the case of Apple and Steve Jobs, confidence appears reasonably high that Tim Cook is prepared to lead the company through Jobs’ health break.Read more

The State of e-Learning Investment: A Measure of Success

By Kevin Young

In the findings of a new SkillSoft survey amongst UK business leaders, two figures really stood out.  Sixty-six – that’s the percentage of decision makers who said their training and e-learning budgets had not been affected by the economic downturn; and 83 – that’s the percentage of those polled who expect their training budgets to be retained or increase in the year ahead.Read more