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Stepping on to the Stage: Preparing Executives as Faculty for Your Executive Education Initiatives

Jay Conger (CEO) and Rosie Mackenzie (ConocoPhillips) discussed “Stepping onto the Stage: Preparing Executives as Faculty for Your Executive Education Initiatives.”

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Anatomy of a High Potential

In this webinar on February 22, Jay Conger discussed recent research on the characteristics of high potentials.

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Boardroom Realities: Building Leaders Across Your Board

Boardroom Realities: Building Leaders Across Your Board

The aim of the book Boardroom Realities by Jay Conger (Jossey-Bass, 2009) is to help you address the governance realities facing boardrooms today and to demonstrate that boardroom leadership and character make the primary difference in the performance of the board.

Sharing Leadership on Corporate Boards: A Critical Requirement for Teamwork at the Top

Jay A. Conger (CEO) and Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) argue that critical to the success of a high performance board is the ability of its directors to share leadership and to work as a dynamic team.

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The Competency Conundrum: The Challenge For Leadership Development

Jay A. Conger (CEO) and Douglas Ready ask “What do the Bank of America, General Electric, IBM, Luthansa, Pepsico, Pfizer, Royal Dutch Shell, and RBC Financial Group share in common when it comes to leadership development?”

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Build A Better Leadership Pipeline

Jay A. Conger (CEO) and Robert M. Fulmer ask the question “What could be more vital to a company’s long-term health than the choice and cultivation of its future leaders?”

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360-Degree Assessment: Time for Reinvention

G. Toegel and J. Conger discuss one of the most popular management development tools in use today, the 360-degree assessment instrument. In recent years, however, its popularity has led to uses beyond its original application for management development.

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Why Leadership Development Efforts Fail

J. Conger and D. Ready state that in the past couple of years, leadership has become the hottest topic in business. Companies see this hard-to-pin-down ability as essential to organizational success, and they want their executives to learn how to exercise it.

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Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership

Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership

Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership by Craig L. Pearce and Jay A. Conger brings together the foremost thinkers on the subject and is the first book of its kind to address the conceptual, methodological, and practical issues for shared leadership.

Corporate Boards: Keys to Effectiveness

E. Lawler, D. Finegold, G. Benson, and J. Conger discuss how many of the changes that are occurring in the business environment have significant implications for Corporate Boards. Together they are redefining the roles and activities of boards.

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