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Articles from February

A Commitment from the Top
Today, technology is revolutionizing the way corporations keep employees up to speed on the latest skills and knowledge. But learning should be far more than a technological exercise, says Jim Donald, CEO of Pathmark Stores, the $4.8 billion retail supermarket...
A Culture of Loyalty
Binding, hiring, motivating and retaining employees is a challenge for CEOs -- especially in the high-tech arena. Nonetheless, Pat Nettles, CEO of Ciena Corp., a manufacturer of intelligent optical switching equipment for telecommunications companies,...
A Focus on Flexibility
It's not often that a new company backed by $16 billion in assets gets to behave with the nimbleness of an entrepreneurial start-up. But a nimble operating style - particularly where employee needs are corn cerned - is what Peter Rust counted on when...
A New Kind of Lesson Plan
Tough competition, high employee turnover and the demand for ever-- better service are challenges that the grocery business, like other service industries, wrestles with every day. Jim Donald, CEO of the Pathmark Stores, is using a basic weapon in that...
Creating a Culture for Learning
Change is relentless, and learning is a basic requirement for technicians and programmers in the high-tech field. But when Carol Bartz came to Autodesk, the San Rafael, Calif., maker of design and imaging systems, she brought with her a more expansive...
How CEOs Get Results
New HR management tools can help company leaders balance talent demands with business needs Most experienced CEOs have seen command-and-control management come and go. They've been through downsizing and rightsizing. Now they're seeing most companies...
How to Build a Winning Work Force
When Rich Friedman become CEO of MIM Corp. in 1998, he walked into a situation begging for a decisive turnaround. The business focus was too narrow, customers were not sufficiently valued, and the work culture was in a shambles. In less than three years,...
"Listening with a Purpose"
When you ask Ronald M. DeFeo what human performance means to his company, he doesn't mince words. "Integrating the human element and making it work to be consistent with our culture are critical," he says. "It's a tremendous challenge because we do business...
Pathways to Performance
Employee portals and software solutions are making HR your now strategic partner Everyone's talking about the labor shortage as though it's the most important human capital problem of the day," says Jac Fitz-enz of the Saratoga Institute. "It's not!...
Performance: The Key to Success
AN INTERVIEW WITH JOE W. FOREHAND, CEO, ACCENTURE Q| There is a tremendous focus today on human performance - on driving personal and organizational change in ways that enable employees to work faster, smarter and more efficiently. Why is there such...
Satisfaction Guaranteed
About five years ago, the PNC Financial Services Group was embarking on its transformation from a regional commercial bank to a national diversified financial services organization. As it evolved from a structure of centrally managed geographic regions...
Scaling New Heights
Today, CEOs must create a culture of innovation that raises performance throughout the organization Faster, better, cheaper - it's the mantra of the New Economy, but it depends heavily on a single crucial ingredient: human performance. Finding innovative...
Targeting the "A-Players"
With consolidated assets of more than $103 billion and annual consolidated revenues of $6.8 billion, Lincoln Financial Group - the marketing name for the Philadelphia-based Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates - has no room for secondstring...