What Do Today’s Workforce Trends Mean for Business, Leadership?
MARCH 20, 2017
The need for business agility, the use of design thinking principles, the rise of millennial workers, the growing use of robotics and automation in the workplace and the impact of migration on companies are among the trends discussed. “We
The Importance of Inspirational Leadership
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
In a world in which the power to elevate or undermine organizations increasingly rests in the individual employees’ hands, the primary goal for leadership development is simple: Enable workers to make wise decisions on their own. Tags: inspirational leadership , management.
Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model
APRIL 6, 2017
We are swamped by leadership advice from countless gurus. we give the leadership development industry more than $24 billion annually. What do we get for all this time and money spent on studying leadership? That’s the business view. It’s called shared leadership.
4 Tips to Develop Fabulous Leadership Style
JANUARY 26, 2017
Gone are the days when the command-and-control type leadership style is the expectation or the norm. Business today requires a leadership style that can cut right through to the heart of what drives business forward — people.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. leader and business manager, they feel good about the quality. Leadership Roundtable of the Conference Executive. leadership development. not have a formal leadership development program in.
Accelerate Female Leadership Development
AUGUST 4, 2016
Tungli, the founder and managing partner for Developing Global Leaders Asia, and her team recently designed two new leadership programs specifically for women: an advance and thrive course for women in senior management and an acceleration course for women with five years of experience.
Leadership Development Pushes Past Comfort
JUNE 28, 2016
Even though business is good and the organization is humming along, challenging leaders to break out of their comfort zones and develop the skills needed to sustain and grow the business can provide for a stronger future.
Four False Assumptions About Leadership Development
The Peformance Improvement
MARCH 21, 2015
Deloitte has identified “leadership development” as a major challenge for HR leaders in 2015. As I reported in my last post , Deloitte asked “…more than 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries” to rate the importance of ten trends and their readiness to deal with these trends. I don’t think that organizations are going to close this leadership gap until they confront four false assumptions about learning that are deeply embedded in their cultures.
How to Combat the Leadership Crisis
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Leadership development is failing. The leadership pipeline is low, and executive search firms are growing thanks to a pronounced need for talented leaders at all levels. Part of the problem is that too often leadership has been a solo sport.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
the business really needs, you told us. BUSINESS NEEDS MEANINGFUL STUFF, NOT LOTS OF STUFF We i dent ified s b ig th emes r rese ch this. DIFFERENCE TO THE BUSINESS” 10 One thing was very clear from all of our. The business. deliver business-as-usual learning at the.
4 Stages of a Learning Business
APRIL 7, 2017
OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model , featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras. In 2016, Tagoras unveiled the Learning Business Maturity Model.
Continuous Learning is strategic to business
AUGUST 14, 2015
However, in a digitized world of doing business, people have to stay updated on a continuous basis. It’s a clear win-win for businesses and people (employees) as a single device is able to offer the ease of a seamless learning experience.
A Little Coaching Can Make Leadership Briefings Better
APRIL 17, 2017
Let’s talk leadership briefings for a bit. According to the Corporate Executive Board , leadership briefings are the fourth most popular means to communicate vital information to an organization — trailing behind email, intranet, internal social media and digital signage.
Rethink Leadership Development
AUGUST 31, 2016
Last year, companies spent almost $31 billion on leadership development programs according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Despite so much capital being invested into leadership, programs were dominated by superficial, ineffective solutions.
Rocking Training Leadership: Personal Skills
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Last month began this series on Rocking Training Leadership. When organizations hire a person into a training leadership role, they are looking for that person to have a solid foundation of leadership competencies.
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Instead of experiencing the spirit of mutual gain and differentiated philosophies and platforms, we have witnessed a display of mean behaviors, leaving even strong business and community leaders exhausted, disheartened and afraid for our collective future. I have been mystified lately as I watch those applying for the most powerful leadership roles in the world and wonder, “What will we say to our grandchildren about what we learned and how we led in these times?”
Taking Leadership in a New Direction at Western Union
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
In 2010 the company brought in Hikmet Ersek as the new CEO; he implemented a 2020 plan to shift the brand from a transactional business to a more customer-centric approach, adding new electronic and mobile channels, and empowering employees to go the extra mile for customers.
A Quick Survey Can Produce Long-lasting Leadership Results
AUGUST 19, 2016
Leadership development is a long-term strategic business imperative. Yet, very few organizations actually evaluate the value of leadership development initiatives. Ask how the objectives are tied to organizational objectives, and which leadership practices are targeted.
We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Right now, somewhere in a sunny boardroom, a leadership strategy is being born. If something isn’t done immediately, the business will soon face crippling leadership shortages. Truth is, most leadership acceleration plans will fail. Isolate your top leadership priorities.
These Assumptions about Learning and Leadership Development Might Hurt You
JANUARY 17, 2017
Knocking down learning and leadership developments myths to make an impact on the business isn’t a task relegated only to chief learning officers. The results of Skillsoft’s research mirror what I see in the classroom when I teach millennial business school students.
Ethical Leadership and Organizational Success
The Peformance Improvement
JUNE 14, 2012
Dov Seidman argues that principled leadership is a determining factor in developing and sustaining a successful organization. Companies in the first group, called “blind obedience,” rely on coercion, formal authority, policing, and top-down command-and-control leadership.
Rework Your Leadership Language
APRIL 4, 2017
Many have an easy communication style but fail to communicate in ways that energize the people who drive the business. Bill Taylor, author and co-founding editor of Fast Company magazine, writes in a Harvard Business Review article that “the only sustainable form of business leadership is thought leadership. And leaders that think differently about their business invariably talk about it differently as well.”
6 Strategies for Successful Digital Leadership Development
ATD Learning Technologies
JULY 6, 2016
Six Strategies for Digital Learning Success , a recent whitepaper from the Center for Creative Leadership, explores tactics organizations can use to make digital leadership development more successful.
Blended Virtual Training Takes Leadership Development to New Level
JANUARY 5, 2015
CorpU is pioneering a new approach to leadership development that uses technology to blend content from leading academic and executive experts with custom scenarios and social collaboration to create a comprehensive and effective learning experience.
Why Businesses Are Struggling To Fill The “Gaps” In Leadership Development
APRIL 28, 2016
Are you wondering why your learning and development efforts to build leadership skills internally seems to be missing the mark? The report points out three common issues in leadership development programs companies wishing to fill the gaps need to consider and address.
Learning Rebel Book Review: The Social Leadership Handbook by Julian Stodd
AUGUST 17, 2015
I didn’t need to think twice, the choice was easy – The Social Leadership Handbook, by Julian Stodd. The Social Leadership Handbook , Julian Stodd. The Social Leadership Handbook via Julian Stodd. How do you feel this book has helped you within your business?
How Millennials View Leadership
JUNE 24, 2015
According to the 2013 Millennial Leadership Survey conducted by The Hartford, 78 percent of millennials consider themselves to be a leader today. While this omission may further brand this generation as entitled and self-serving, millennials actually define leadership a little bit differently. Leadership can be a vague term with various meanings and interpretations. The millennial generation has a different interpretation of leadership. Forget titles.
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
For example… • Leadership. Do you find yourself going to too many meetings? Or to meetings that don’t really achieve anything? I know I do. Like many large organisations around the world, my employer is not immune to that most insidious of diseases: the ineffective meeting.
Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change
DECEMBER 13, 2015
Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. The business model and operating principles in today’s organizations hinge on “making” profit through the deft use of limited resources in an organized manner.
Everwise: Mentoring Is Big Business
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Homepage - Video Learning Delivery Everwise leadership leadership development learning delivery mentoring talent technologyMentoring is important for professional advancement and skill development.
Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?
The Peformance Improvement
APRIL 10, 2015
using the excuse that they are too busy. In the blog post titled, Are the managers you’re training “too busy”?, Leadership Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training
Towards a “Maturity Model” for Learning Businesses
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Not only that: it provides a pathway to creating successful adult learning businesses. Higher ed institutions and communities of practice like state and national associations may not always want to admit it, but we are in the business of learning, and our goal is “putting butts in the seats.”
What Uber’s CEO Can Teach Us About Leadership
MARCH 13, 2017
On their own, these issues would have called into question Kalanick’s leadership ability and the culture he’s created at Uber, which is valued at around $68 billion by investors. Tags: command-and-control , entrepreneurship , leadership style , Uber Technologies Inc.
Hierarchical Leadership vs. Networked Leadership
The Peformance Improvement
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Harold Jarche, in his blog , talks about the differences between a hierarchy and a networked organization and how that affects leadership. He writes: It takes different leadership to increase collaboration and support social learning in the workplace. Leadership is the key, not technology. Most of our leadership practices come from a command and control military legacy that have been adopted by the business world for the past century.
Do Your Employees Understand How Business Works?
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
You’d think, by the time professionals enter the workforce they’d have mastered certain skills, like business acumen, but no. This content covers skills in business strategy, financial management, marketing and sales.
Are You Overlooking Leadership Talent?
FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Global leadership development should identify individuals whose influence and following make them leaders, regardless of their position on the organizational chart. The bottom line is … leadership development now needs to be an inclusive effort.”