Tag: Leadership Library

3 Key Aspects of Leadership Training for the Modern World

To recap: Roselinde Torres, senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and leadership expert in its People & Organization practice, says that “There are some aspects of leadership that are timeless, like vision, intelligence, good judgment, courage, ambition, and integrity. However, the hierarchical, inward-focused leadership style that defined the 20th century is unraveling. The […]

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Does Your Leadership Training Emphasize These
4 Key Traits for 21st Century Leaders?

Too many companies may be facing a gap between the leadership they have now and the leadership perspective they will need for critical roles in the future, as faster communications, shifting demographics, and countless other changes make the business landscape uncertain and ambiguous. “There are some aspects of leadership that are timeless, like vision, intelligence, […]

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Are You Training Employees to Prevent a Flu Outbreak in Your Workplace?

  Flu season typically runs from October through May with February as the peak month. Let’s avoid an outbreak in our workplace this year by doing a bit of refresher training on this common yet potentially deadly malady. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asks employees, “Do you know your flu facts?” Check your […]

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Be a Great Leader in 2015 with these 14 Qualities of Great Leaders

  Marvin Bower joined McKinsey & Company in 1933 and served as the management consulting firm’s managing partner from 1950 to 1967. In 1997, he published a book titled The Will to Lead: Running a Business with a Network of Leaders, in which he shares his perspectives on leadership. One of Bower’s beliefs is that […]

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Resolve to Freshen Up Your Training in the New Year

  If you get feedback that tells you that your training is boring, you’ve got a problem. Let’s face it: It’s easy to fall into the same monotonous pattern of giving the same training over and over. But if your training is boring it’s not going to be effective. Here are some easy tweaks to […]

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Do You Want to Be a Better Trainer in 2015? Try These 4 Methods

  If you had to rate yourself as a trainer, you’d probably give yourself high marks, right? But would your trainees agree with your score? Quality, productivity, safety, and innovation in your organization really depend a great deal on the effectiveness of your training. And, if you are the trainer, you need to be good […]

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Train Leaders to Practice ‘Defensive Management’ Best Practices

  To recap, attorneys representing aggrieved employees in discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and other types of employment claims love allegations of supervisor wrongdoing because that’s the “smoking gun” they need to paint that supervisor as a villain—whose statements, acts, decisions, and omissions should result in liability for the employer. Also, such acts may […]

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Are You Training Your Leaders on ‘Defensive Management’ Best Practices?

  At some point, every workplace is faced with allegations that a supervisor behaved badly. Perhaps it was a stray remark about a disability, age, or race. Or maybe they treated someone in a way that wouldn’t pass the smell test under the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities […]

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Train Managers and Supervisors to Watch Their Words

  To repeat from yesterday: Isolated remarks related to an employee’s national origin may not be enough to support a claim of discrimination, but they can lead to costly lawsuits. During training, be sure that managers and supervisors understand the negative consequences of making “politically incorrect” comments. What the court said The appeals court affirmed, […]

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Do You Train Managers to Watch Their Words?

  Isolated remarks related to an employee’s national origin may not be enough to support a claim of discrimination, but they can lead to costly lawsuits. During training, be sure that managers and supervisors understand the negative consequences of making “politically incorrect” comments. What Happened “Akila,” an Egyptian dentist, enrolled in a 2-year dentistry program […]

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