Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

Great talent is out there, and companies are all competing for the best of the best – people that clearly demonstrate the potential to be the leaders of tomorrow.  Organizations not only struggle with finding and recruiting talented individuals, but also how to support human capital in reaching their full potential.

How do you develop this talent and prepare them for leadership roles? How do you keep them engaged, challenged and motivated?  In short, how do you bring out the best in them? Read more

Four Tips For Attracting and Retaining The Global Professional

Four Tips For Attracting and Retaining The Global Professional

We exist in a global economy. Companies are multinational. Talent comes from all corners of the world, and the workforce as we know it continues to become more diverse, dispersed, and global.

Driving forces such as increasingly open economies, the worldwide expansion of organizations, technological advancements and disruption, and the willingness of the modern workforce to “go to where the work is” has created a unique recruiting and hiring challenge for organizations.  How do talent managers locate, recruit, hire and incent global executives? Read more

The Science of Leadership: What Can It Teach Us?

The Science of Leadership: What Can It Teach Us?

We all know that strong leadership is paramount to organizational success. All great companies have great leaders to guide the organization and its people. However, despite all of the studies and information available about leadership best practices, there still remains a large disconnect between what leaders should do and what they actually do.

This is perhaps a reason why 82% of people don’t trust their boss and more than 50% of people quit their job because of their manager.

So, are great leaders born or bred? Read more

Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

“Let’s acknowledge that change is hard. People naturally resist change, especially when it’s imposed on them. But there are things that organizations do that make change even harder and more exhausting for people than it needs to be. First of all, leaders often wait too long to act. As a result, everything is happening in crisis mode. Which, of course, tends to be exhausting. Or, given the urgency, what they’ll do is they’ll just focus on the short-term results, but that doesn’t give any hope for the future. Or they’ll just take a superficial, one-off approach, hoping that they can return back to business as usual as soon as the crisis is over.”  – Jim Hemerling  Read more

5 Myths That Will Kill Your Career Dreams and Aspirations

5 Myths That Will Kill Your Career Dreams and Aspirations

“Your journey is simple — it’s made of steps. Some steps will be right on. Sometimes you will trip. If it’s right on, celebrate, because some people wait a lot to celebrate. And if you tripped, turn that into something to learn. If every step becomes something to learn or something to celebrate, you will for sure enjoy the journey.” – Bel Pesce
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Discovering Your Authentic Leadership Style

Discovering Your Authentic Leadership Style

Authentic leaders are in demand today. Employees, colleagues, and business partners want to work for/with leaders who are real. People are tired of rhetoric and corporate speak – they want leaders who are genuine, honest, and engaging.

“In today’s culture, where so much emphasis is placed on the superficial, people crave authenticity. Employees today are hungry for real what-you-see-is-what-you-get leadership.  The most inspiring and influential leaders therefore don’t lead because of what they do (though they do plenty), but because of who they are. Too often leaders and those who aspire to be, forget that,” says Margie Warrell, Forbes. Read more

Rethinking The Annual Performance Review

Rethinking The Annual Performance Review

Nearly ten percent of Fortune 500 companies have done away with annual performance review, says Cliff Stevenson, a senior research analyst for the Institute for Corporate Productivity, a research network that studies management practices, to the Washington Post.

“The snowball has started rolling,” he said. “I would not be surprised to see next year when we do the large survey again that it may jump into the twenties.”

In total, just over half (52%) of all companies conduct some form of performance review, but most are failing to take advantage of advanced technology to gain insights into the effectiveness of their workforce. Read more

How To Boost Your Leadership Team’s Performance

How To Boost Your Leadership Team’s Performance

When senior management struggles to narrow its focus, and allocate its time effectively to value-creating initiatives, its almost certain that company performance is going to suffer.

According to a survey by McKinsey & Company, only 35 percent of executives believe their senior team’s time is properly aligned to core C-suite functions, and just 38 percent think their executive teams are focused on the “right” activities.

So how do you ensure the steps taken towards keeping employees motivated transfers to accomplishing valuable work? Here are five effective ways to get the most out of your leadership team on a regular basis:

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What Does a LinkedIn Profile Say About You

What Does a LinkedIn Profile Say About You

In a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of encouraging your employees to be brand advocates on LinkedIn. Naturally, if you want them to do this, company leaders need to lead by example, not only by being a brand advocate but also by showing the value of building a personal brand on LinkedIn.

Your LinkedIn profile says a lot about you, not only to your employees, but also to other professionals, recruiters, and other companies.
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