The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
"Technology plays an important role in leadership development: 86 percent of companies report a significant investment in learning technology such as webinars, videos, mobile applications and simulations in soft skill development, according to a 2013 survey by Impact Instruction Group, a corporate training and development firm."
Former South African President Nelson Mandela Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) Millions of dollars are spent annually on developing leaders in organizations. Look up ‘Leadership’ on Google and you will get nearly 200 million results.
Sometimes we face the challenge of helping others who are struggling through difficult leadership journeys. The following paragraph struck me as I read this article this morning. We must be brave and strive to do "the right thing"-- even when it proves uncomfortable or difficult.
We lead by virtue of who we are every time we refuse to play safe. We do it every time we speak up about what’s important to us. We do it every time we hold someone accountable. We do it every time we think outside the box, or turf the box out altogether. And we do it every time we refuse to let our failures define us, and we challenge what has always been in exchange for what could be.
The last time I saw Jim Collins speak at Radio City Music Hall at the World Business Forum, one of the many points that he brought up was that we are now operating in a period of great uncertainty and that uncertainty is now the rule, not the...
People in the business community love their clichés. “There’s no ‘I’ in team,” “work smarter, not harder,” and my personal favorite, “think outside the box”. Ugh. When it comes to describing a workplace culture, clichés are abundant here as well.
In many cases earning a PhD means becoming a leader in your field or profession. Here are 10 of the most popular TED Talks about leadership to help you do that well. 1. “Everyday Leadership” Drew Dudley Drew Dudley, the Leadership Development Coordinator at the University of Toronto, spoke to the TEDx audience in 2012 […]
Okay, so I am not a fan of University of Phoenix as a source; however, Chief Learning Officer is reputable. I am also aware that Phoenix has deep pockets that support collecting data from industry. As one that is not personally a fan of "group" work, it is undeniable that having the skill and ability to work collaboratively is a desired competency in most working environments.
A transformational leadership style—valued for stimulating innovation and worker performance—is also associated with increased well-being among employees, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
Courageous leadership. You hear that term a lot these days. It is a call to commit and act; to make hard choices and take risks; and to do what’s unpopular and right. Language can be a funny thing though.
By By Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Hilliard Research shows that most development programs fail to deliver expected returns. Here, experts offer tips to master the real drivers of behavior for sustainable change.
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