There’s lots of noise out there around which skills people should gain in order to get good jobs and have successful careers. If nothing else, the debate has yielded one irrefutable conclusion: We all need to be lifelong learners. We all need to get good at adapting and maintaining our skill sets to stay relevant […]
How can you improve leadership skills? How about team building? Organizing and Planning for Success? Inspire leadership and develop professional skills with these powerful resource tools.
Despite considerable gains in the last few decades toward greater equality in the workplace in terms of pay and opportunities, women still lag behind men at the top levels of organizations. For example, according to the Center for American Progress, even though women make up 44% of the overall S&P 500 workforce and 36% of […]
We’ve probably all had the experience of seeing a meeting invitation on our work calendars with a vague title and no additional information. We’re left wondering what the meeting is about and what it has to do with us. As a meeting organizer, adding a few bullet points to meeting invitations to set an agenda […]
Anyone who has worked in customer service knows that some customers can be extremely difficult, demanding, and even toxic. These customers can be abusive to customer service staff.
In the world of project management, there are often times when fast, focused, efficient, coordinated action is required by a team. That team may not always work together and may have other responsibilities; however, for a given task and a given period of time, it’s in the best interests of the organization to prioritize a […]
While a lot of organizations spend a lot of money on developing formal training programs and learning content for their leaders, one recent study conducted at UConn discovered that an estimated 70% to more than 90% of a supervisor’s training and professional development occur outside these formal structures.
Managers are very busy individuals. Not only do they need to manage their staff but they are also often involved in strategic initiatives with their own management. This means it can be difficult for them to stay on top of all of the activities their staff are engaged in at a detailed level.
Training and retaining effective leaders for your organization is much more important than you might think, especially in a workforce where approximately 70% of employees are actively disengaged. Not convinced? Here are some shocking statistics to consider:
The concept of a servant leader may seem like an oxymoron. How can one be both a leader and a servant to the same people? It’s actually quite possible—even advisable!
Effective leadership is essential for any organization, and companies pay top dollar to recruit strong leaders. Many companies also spend a lot of money on leadership training; however, this is somewhat controversial. Many skeptics question whether leadership can actually be taught or whether good leaders are simply born with an innate ability to lead.