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Welcome to UNC Executive Development’s quarterly e-newsletter. This quarter we take a look at some meaningful leadership characteristics and highlight a white paper and survey that review the evolving role of women in the workplace. 
We hope that the included articles, blog entries, white papers, programs and links contribute to your ongoing professional growth.  As always, we encourage you to share with us any topics that you would like to see in future issues.

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT: Mindfulness: Most Leaders Tend to Tune In and Out
The practical leadership magazine Leadership Excellence examines the latest ideas and theories in leadership.  Bauback Yeganeh, who will teach UNC's Intentional Leadership program, and co-author Richard Boyatzis describe an executive’s leadership path toward mindfulness in this article found on page 4.

WHITE PAPER HIGHLIGHT:  The New Business Imperative: Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Women in the Workplace   
UNC Executive Development's latest white paper explores the changing role of women in the workplace and the business imperative to foster women’s roles in organizations.  Find out more about how HR and talent management professionals can effectively recruit, develop and retain women in leadership roles.                               

BLOG HIGHLIGHT:  Surprising Insights into the Strengths of Introverts 
New UNC Kenan-Flagler research finds that certain types of groups perform better working for introverted leaders.  David Hofmann, Hugh L. McColl Scholar in Leadership and area chair of organizational behavior at Kenan-Flagler Business School, found that employees who are very proactive and who take steps to improve work processes and practices perform better when working for leaders who are less extroverted.  Read more.

TARHEEL SPOTLIGHT: UNC Executive Development Ranks Top 5 Internationally
The Financial Times annual executive ed rankings were released showing UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive Development ranked #13 in the world for customized executive development and ranked #5 among those institutions based here in the U.S.  UNC Executive Development ranked among the top 5 schools internationally on the following criteria: Value for Money, Program Design, and Facilities.  UNC Executive Development ranked among the top 10 schools internationally on the following criteria: Faculty, Teaching Methods, and Preparation.  The full Financial Times rankings are available online. 

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Talent Management Institute
The Talent Management Institute is designed and taught by 3 highly acclaimed Talent Management Practitioners, Marc Effron, Corey Seitz and Jim Shanley.  The purpose of the Institute is to significantly improve the talent management skills and capabilities of HR and Talent Management leaders so that their impact on the organization is meaningful and significant.  Learn more about our Talent Management program.


September, 2012
17-18:  Negotiations Skills for Effective Managers
19-21:  Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

October, 2012
1 - 3:   Leadership Effectiveness Workshop 
7-19:   Executive Development Institute

November, 2012
5 - 9:    Business and Human Resources
12-14:  Women in Business
27-30:  Talent Management Institute

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