Introduction

Into the Future We Go

Managers are the engines of our organizations, the critical link that connects the strategic intentions of leadership and the daily performance of teams. Being in the middle is not easy, and especially not today. Change, complexity, global, networks, four generations, hyper-competition, agility, and engagement are all terms that hint at the challenges and opportunities that modern managers face.

When ASTD Press asked me to sign on as editor for this Management Development Handbook, I eagerly jumped at the chance and then pondered—with double martini in hand—the approach I could take to make this book insanely ...

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