The Week That Was

Baby, it's cold outside. So stay inside and read these top five stories from for the week of Feb. 16.

1. Action Learning Builds Agile Leaders: Teach rising leaders how to adapt to change and examine problems from diverse angles through question-based problem solving exercises.

2. Saba Acquired by Vector Capital, Goes Private: Cloud computing firm Saba Software acquired by private equity firm in the wake of accounting woes.

3. Campbell's Development Recipe: Learn how development improves performance and business quality at the Campbell Soup Co. and what learning leaders under budget constraints can do to replicate such success.

4. Keep Track of Your Time: Managing your most precious resource means documenting and distributing it. Blogger Ed Cohen explains his process.

5. Is Happiness All In Our Heads?: Some organizations push for more engagement by developing chief happiness officers, but that might not be a psychologically sound way to boost employee satisfaction.

On Another Note …

One tech company devotes 22 hours to vetting each candidate it hires. Fast Company wonders if it's worth it? Read here.

Also, the recent plunge in the price of oil has been disastrous for the industry, as more than 20,000 jobs in the oil sector were cut last month alone, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Grey & Christmas. So where are all these recently displaced oil workers going? Business school, reports The Wall Street Journal this week. Read here.

Finally, five work myths that used to be true, via Business Insider. Read here.

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