Companies rightly spend a lot of time, money, and energy on training and development. But some observers think they are going about it all—or at least mostly—wrong. While that has been the case for some time, recent trends have some suggesting we are entering a new paradigm in which we need to think fundamentally differently […]
Facebook has been in the news a lot lately in a climate increasingly concerned about both privacy and “fake news.” Pundits are pointing to Facebook’s woes as fodder for understanding about the types of leadership foibles that can lead a company down a slippery slope from a public sentiment standpoint.
In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of setting corporate goals to help achieve long-term strategic initiatives. But, setting goals and achieving them are two different things. Here, we’ll provide some basic tips and strategies for setting and achieving corporate goals.
When we get busy at work, it’s easy to spend all of our time, energy, and focus on those short-term items that need to be done in a day or in a week. It can often seem like there isn’t enough time left over to think about, let alone work toward, anything further out.
Leaders are crucial for the long-term success of any organization. But, contrary to what some may believe, great leaders aren’t necessarily “born.” They can be developed, and your company should be putting effort and resources into training its leaders.
Continuing yesterday’s post, here are six additional timeless qualities that effective and successful leaders own that you’ll want to keep in mind.
The leaders across your organization can drive your organization forward or they can destroy its goals and ambitions. In fact, finding and developing great leaders for your organization are always the most important and relevant things you should be doing as a learning and development professional.
Not all managers are created equal. They have different management styles based on personal preferences, experience, and education. While there is a broad spectrum of different styles along multiple axes, management styles are commonly grouped into one of three broad types: autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire.
Many employers think that they need to offer things like table tennis in large and custom-designed breakrooms, organic juice bars, bring-your-dog-to-work days, and free lunch every other day—especially when it comes to hiring younger employees—to retain employees and keep them happy.
L&D professionals identify the ability to effectively deliver insights on skill gaps as a key priority. However, as the workplace becomes increasingly more digitized it’s important that executives understand the key traits that are critical for leadership to succeed. According to research from Randstad US, executives must develop new leadership capabilities in order to successfully […]