Alice’s Blog

Oh No! I Woke Up a Manager

20By Alice Waagen, PhD
Workforce Learning
Photo by Sebastian Bergmann, www.flickr.com

This article was published in the Loundounclear, January 2003, a publication of the Loundoun County Chamber of Commerce

One minute you are confidently and competently managing projects, tasks and assignments, and the next minute your are rewarded with a promotion into management. Congratulations are in order. Right?

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Leadership Development: Is It as Hard as It Looks?

19by Alice Waagen, PhD
Workforce Learning
Photo by akeg, www.flickr.com

This article was published in the September 2000 issue of InPractice, an ASTD publication.

Some of the most damning words a harried executive can level at a leadership development program are: “It wasn’t relevant. It didn’t teach me what I need to know to make my business succeed.” Those of us who develop and deliver leadership programs have struggled for years to try to make this connection between theoretical concepts and real-world applications.

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How to Work Well with Interns

18by Alice Waagen, PhD
Workforce Learning
Photo by Mark Warner, www.flickr.com

This article was published in the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, August 2000

Interns are individuals who come to work eager and willing to produce. They are like sponges — picking up new skills and knowledge easily, without the “We’ve always done it this way” baggage that established workers can have. They are bright, capable contributors who, if we are lucky, sign on as full-time employees after their education is completed.

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