In this third issue of the millennial year, it is my pleasure to bring you three varied but equally outstanding articles. Before introducing the articles, however, I would like to take a moment to bring you up to date on some important Human Resource Planning Society business. At a recent meeting of the HRPS board and committee chairs, we reviewed the results of a detailed membership survey. I am very pleased to report that HRPS members uniformly consider Human Resource Planning to be both a highly valued membership benefit and first-rate professional development tool. Congratulations to everyone involved in the complex process of preparing the Journal--the authors, reviewers, editors, staff, and production professionals!
Be advised, however, that this positive feedback has only served to re-charge our efforts to provide you with the latest and best knowledge. At the recent meeting a special committee was appointed with responsibility for taking a critical look at how we might better integrate our three knowledge distribution channels--presentations, print media and the web. In future issues, Walter Cleaver of HRPS will be sharing with you some of the results of those efforts.
Now a few words about the articles in this issue. The first article, by the team of Jim Intagliata, Dave Ulrich, and Norm Smallwood--Leveraging Leadership Competencies to Produce Leadership Brand: Creating Distinctiveness by Focusing on Strategy and Results--challenges readers to take a critical look at their leadership development investments. …