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    There have been umpteen surveys about the importance of good leadership and its impact on business performance, productivity levels and organisational culture. There is also a lot of lip service paid to the importance of good leadership. Many executive teams and Boards are also happy to make various proclamations about the importance of leadership and its value, however, often the most vocal ones are those which least walk the leadership talk

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    Despite the skills shortage the glass ceiling remains firmly in place with fewer women shortlisted for senior positions, according to Michael Markiewicz of Carmichael Fisher

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    Society as a whole has historically not placed a great deal of value on aligning people with their perfect jobs. When it comes to disciplines such as science and engineering, professional development processes are exacting and clearly structured

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    For HR professionals in small enterprises reading about great talent management programs can be frustrating. Most of the stories about talent management come from very large corporations and applying them to smaller companies can feel impossible

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    As the business function responsible for people, HR has championed the benefits of developing talent management. But does this commitment to developing a pool of gifted individuals reach as far as the HR department itself? Ross Bentley reports

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