Too many leadership-development strategies hinge on putting people through challenges and expecting the leaders to naturally emerge, writes Dan McCarthy. That's less effective than actually nurturing and training people to lead. "The 'sink or swim' approach to leadership development rewards and promotes people who are the most adaptable, not necessarily the smartest, most talented, and possibly, the very best leaders," McCarthy writes.
The "sink or swim" model of mentoring new faculty is "inefficient, ineffective and organizationally unhealthy," writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Instead, Rockquemore suggests that the best mentoring fosters both productivity and personal health, and focuses on the meaning of work and not on "winning" tenure. "Shifting the conversation in this way changes the underlying dynamic from hazing to belonging and often results in greater productivity, satisfaction and commitment," she writes.
Late-night "Adult Swim" viewers are a rich target for advertisers, falling in the key 18-to-49 age demographic and showing a marked tendency to hang around for commercials and pay attention. A wider range of advertisers are starting to take notice. The Cartoon Network show also topped the Nielsen total-day list for 2010 in the 18-to-49 group.