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Larry Nordhagen

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Is Your Company’s Talent Pool Drying Up? Here’s One Way to Help

Posted by Larry Nordhagen on Feb 2, 2018 11:32:54 AM

Larry Nordhagen, Leadership Development Practice Director

No, it’s not your imagination. You are going to a lot more retirement parties these days. And as much as it’s fun to mingle with co-workers and eat cake, those frequent parties are indicative of a trend that’s affecting companies all over the United States. More people are retiring and in greater numbers than at any other time in United States history. In fact, it’s estimated that 10,000 people are retiring every day.

With all those seasoned colleagues walking out the door, your organization faces a significant brain drain that could hit every department, and could have an especially strong impact among executive leadership. Clearly, you’ll need to be reaching into the ranks of less experienced associates in order to fill this gap. But how can you prepare them to manage, lead, and accept great responsibility on a fast-track schedule?

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Next stop, C-Suite: How the Carlson Executive Leadership Program is shaping tomorrow’s leaders

Posted by Larry Nordhagen on Aug 22, 2017 9:57:31 AM

Larry Nordhagen, Leadership Development Practice Director - Executive Education at Carlson School of Management

The jump from manager to C-Suite executive can be a challenging one. After working exclusively in a functional area, managers who move upward are expected to demonstrate a new set of skills. Many high-performing organizations are realizing that this learning curve can be accelerated. They are progressing beyond the days of “trial by fire” and looking for ways to groom and develop future leaders before they step into senior leadership roles.

For the most part, high-level leadership development has been within the reach of only large corporations. But the Carlson School has created a robust applied-learning opportunity, The Carlson Executive Leadership Program (CELP), which expands the elite experience to those in small- and mid-size organizations.

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