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To understand the future, we need to acknowledge the past and how our need for change in leadership has been born from the styles that have preceded us. Over the decades, leadership styles have typically been driven by the culture of the time and ...Read more
Strong senior executives don’t make it to the top by chance. As they work their way up the corporate ladder, they acquire the right mix of skills and experience to succeed in higher leadership positions.
But why do some leaders plateau ...
Much of the millennial generation says they can’t describe their jobs and professional roles to their parents and grandparents because their older family members just don’t get it.
Millennials have a higher degree of digital literacy than their parents and grandparents, which means they’ve been trained and have the ability to use digital devices at work to fill needs of quick communication, efficient collaboration and stellar performance.
It's a candidate's market, and high quality talent is much more challenging to find and acquire than it's been in recent memory. According to a recent research report, it now takes about double the amount of time as it did during the Great Recession to fill the average position. In such a competitive talent market, recruiting leaders need to measure and analyze the performance of their teams in a never-ending search to build competitive advantage.
Early adopters gravitated toward video interviewing several years ago. They started a snowball that has helped to drive the recent, incredible growth in video adoption. This innovative technology is now widely used by organizations of all ...Read more
We all know engaged employees are critical to your organizational culture, customer satisfaction and bottom line. Developing a meaningful and cost-effective recognition and rewards program is an important contributing factor to employee ...Read more
HR practitioners and leaders must possess foundational analytical skills to demonstrate and communicate the business value of data-driven talent decisions. HCI research has revealed the Three A's of Effective People Analytics: Access, ...Read more
Every organization struggles to make trade-offs. Naturally, it is hard to say no to good opportunities. However, intuitively we know that we can’t be everything to everybody, that our resources are limited, and that not everything will fit ...Read more
Apprehension, perhaps with a side of excitement (in disguise) sets in as you take a hopeful hike into your boss’s office lair.
Your boss awaits your arrival, polished and well prepared with a report, notepad and pen handy.
Virtual leadership simulations give leaders or candidates for leadership positions an opportunity to role-play leadership challenges with live actors on webcam. This type of assessment allows candidates to demonstrate leadership skills in real ...Read more
Competitive intelligence, often referred to as strategic intelligence, allows businesses to better understand their competition, their market, their customers and perhaps most importantly, their employees. Ultimately, the more information you ...Read more
Employees approach management multiple times per week to talk about their development, how they can get a promotion and when it might happen.
Could the job market be turning around? Well, we don’t really know yet. But one thing is for sure – the current market for talent is teeming with people who are unemployed or under-employed and consequently clamoring for work. This ...Read more
Let’s face it – attracting talent is tough. You’ve told us it’s the biggest challenge you face this year.
A decade ago, before smartphones turned the world upside down, finding the perfect candidate for your role was ...
The Leadership Challenge® is a global campaign to liberate the leader in everyone. Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, our framework grew out of rigorous research that first began in 1982, when we set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best.
Institutional memory can be rife in organisations with a long history and low turnover. Although there are benefits to this kind of shared knowledge, a group of decision makers who hold similar views narrows the scope of thought, and this can ...Read more
As the percentage of continent workers, freelancers and independent contractors climbs in the U.S., we’re in the midst of a nationwide shift: Employers are becoming more methodical in regarding their non-employees as valuable contributors ...Read more
Many are familiar with the book Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson, MD. For those that are not (or if it has been a while since you’ve read it), the book tells the story of two mice (Scurry and Sniff) and two tiny men (Hem and Haw). They live in a maze and their world revolves around a big pile of cheese that they find. The men build a house of cheese and the mice and men feast on the cheese. There is plenty to go around. Things are great for a while. The mice are the first to realize that eventually the cheese will run out, so they embark on a search for new cheese. The men, however, stay behind and are in complete denial. They keep living life as if nothing will ever change.
Like the foundation of a house, the structure of your organization is the cornerstone on which every function is based. Does a solid, well-aligned structure in itself guarantee success in all areas? Absolutely not. But can you achieve your goals ...Read more
In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish while others fold? The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of challenge, but rather in a person’s ability to persevere amidst trials. Resilience is demonstrated in both positive and negative life events.