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Welcome to UNC Executive Development’s quarterly e-newsletter. As the year comes to a close, we want to provide you with information that will promote continued development in the new year, both for you personally as well as for your organization.   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: How to Assess Your Leadership Skills
Whether you are leading a company or a workgroup, it's important to step back and objectively take an inventory of your leadership skills.  Read this article for seven steps to follow that will help you assess (and improve) your leadership style.

WHITE PAPER HIGHLIGHT:  Charting a Course During Uncertain Times
In this white paper, Dr. Doug Ready examines how certain companies harness the power of collective ambition -  an organization's story depicting their purpose, brand promise and strategic plans to achieve their goals - towards growth and success in spite of a negative economic environment.  Read more.

BLOG HIGHLIGHT:  The Science Behind Building a High-Performing Team
Recent research by UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Bradley Staats shows that paying attention to familiarity and diversity when building teams could help more projects come in on time, under budget and with the best possible results.  Read more.

UNC Kenan-Flagler's STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results) program is a unique action-learning course in which teams of top MBA and business undergraduates work with seasoned faculty advisors and a client organization, to solve a real problem that the organization is dealing with.  To learn more about STAR and how your organization can be a part of this premier experiential learning program, go to  

Leading authority on global leadership development, Doug Ready, has recently joined the faculty of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School.  Dr. Ready (full bio), founder and president of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), specializes in designing development initiatives and conducting enterprise-wide organizational capability assessments.  He authored the Executive Development white paper included in this newsletter, and was the feature speaker for the recent webinar "Making Your Company a Talent Factory". Click here for the slides and the recording of the webinar. 

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

In this three day seminar, participants learn how to analyze and interpret financial reports and gauge financial impact across departments to better understand an organization's financial position.  To learn more about this program, click here


April, 2012
23-25:  Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

May, 2012
21-23:  Leadership Effectiveness Workshop

June, 2012
3 - 15:  Executive Development Institute
4  -  6:  Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment
11-13:  Change Management

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

Join us in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the
Rizzo Conference Center where we combine powerful continuing business content with real-world work experiences for a transformational learning experience. 
UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive Development also offers
custom executive development programs where we work with you to analyze your organization's specific issues and create a customized learning solution designed for your company's unique learning needs.
Learn about
UNC Business Essentials, UNC Executive Development's online business certificate program, which is designed to help employees gain a stronger foundation of essential business knowledge across six core areas of business.


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