The Week That Was

Help fill the non-horse racing eight hours of Kentucky Derby coverage with these top five stories from for the week of April 28.

1. Three Ways to Facilitate ‘Intrapreneurship’: Companies that pride themselves on being a learning organization should consider creating an intrapreneur development program that will play a role in helping the organization remain competitive. Leon C. Prieto and Simone T. A. Phipps have the story.

2. With CEO Tenure, Short Is Sweet: Some say shorter tenure at the top might help companies stay agile in an ever-changing business environment. Talent Management editor Sarah Sipek has more.

3. The Elements of Trust Making: If trust were something you could reverse engineer, what parts would you find inside? Talent Management columnist Marshall Goldsmith has the story.

4. The Four Stages of Talent Evaluation: With the global economy in full recovery and talent management pushing full-steam ahead, organizations should follow these four steps to properly evaluate talent, writes Catherine Luff, a marketing communications executive at U.K.-based talent development firm Silent Edge Ltd.

5. Blue Cross Puts Learning in BLOOM: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s digital video library is helping it wade through fresh learning challenges amid the new health care regulations’ rollout. Freelance journalist Sarah Fister Gale has this issue’s case study cover story.

In Other News …

If you’ve worked in corporate America long enough, you’re likely to have gotten caught in a good old workplace conflict with a co-worker. Yes, there’s nothing quite as common in the workplace as a solid power struggle over what may ultimately end up being as important as spilled milk.

Luckily, Fast Company has you covered with seven steps to mend frayed relationships with colleagues. Some of the vital steps: let time and emotions heal before beginning the mending process, and ask your counterpart to tell you how he or she sees the situation.

Read more here.


Also, more employers are embracing flexibility at work — that is, the idea that employees can have some wiggle room in where and when they get their work done, so long as the work still gets done.

However, when it comes to more extreme flex work options, like taking a six month sabbatical or job sharing, companies remain skittish, according to new research from the Families and Work Institute in concert with the Society for Human Resource Management. Read more here.


Finally, the productivity hack that almost always works, courtesy of Business Insider. Read here.