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Blwyddyn Newydd Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!
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Although women have outnumbered men on college campuses since 1988, they have earned at least a third of law degrees since 1980, were fully a third of medical school students by 1990, and, since 2002, have outnumbered men in earning undergraduate business degrees since 2002. They have not moved up to positions of prominence and power in America at anywhere near the rate that should have followed.
In a broad range of fields, their presence in top leadership positions—as equity law partners, medical school deans, and corporate executive officers—remains stuck at a mere 10 percent to 20 percent. Their “share of voice”—the average proportion of their representation on op-ed pages and corporate boards, as TV pundits, and in Congress—is just 15 percent.
In fact, it’s now estimated that, at the current rate of change, it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity with men in leadership roles in our country.
This is a range of gaps we really should mind!
A decade ago the Corporate Executive Board published a report detailing the findings of a study into the role managers can play in employee development.
By almost any standards the sample in this study was large – 8,500 cases drawn from 14 organisations across six industries in nine countries.
One clear finding presented was that:
“those activities that are integrated into manager and employee workflow have the largest impact on employee performance, while those that are distinct events separate from the day-to-day job have less impact.”
70:20:10 makes sense for effective organisation development. Are you applying it?
Using the example of two successful, well known US companies, this article from Hay Group talks about the need to work on developing leaders regardless of the market conditions.
Leadership creates sustainable competitive advantage, regardless of the starting point.
Most leaders have a moment of real insecurity, wondering, “What if, at the end of my motivational ‘rally cry,’ I run out the door - and nobody follows?”
Fear of leadership (don't we all?) and ideas for getting over it.
For over 100 years, women have celebrated International Women's Day by telling stories with the hope of inspiring daughters and granddaughters and reflecting upon the price that history paid so they could realize their dreams. As women today, many of us are fortunate to have almost too many heroines to [...]
Nice take on International Women's day.
Every manager wants employees to come in with that extra "zing" -- that spark that creates breakthroughs, that's magnetic to customers, that somehow lifts the whole enterprise. Is this a leadership responsibility? Something for which you can hire? How do we get more?
Go to EQweek.org for a free global online conference about using emotions as a source for thriving - array of free webinars inspired by @eqjosh.
In What Works for Women at Work, Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey identify four, often unrecognized, patterns of discriminatory attitudes toward women.
How we may unintentionally be discriminating.
If someone’s baseline rewards aren’t adequate, or equitable, her focus will be on the unfairness of her situation and the anxiety of her circumstance.
Our workforce can and does make the difference between me too results and breakout success. After all – our employees are the face and experience of our business to our customers, prospects, partners and more.
A new book on using your mind better by the excellent Rebel Brown.
Is conflict creating problems, nip conflict and communication problems in the bud so they do not bite you back. Here are are seven simple and powerful steps you can use to turn conflict and communication problems around before they erode the relationships you need to succeed!
Will conflict be a source of richness or value destruction? Follow these steps for the former.
The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately.
Learning management systems,MOOCs, simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training.
What a cool job!
Yet strangely enough many CLO's remain but Head of L&D who run Corporate training budgets and schedules unable to articulate future of organisational learning and impact it might have.
Human Resources IQ - HR community offering human resource information, articles, podcasts & HR conferences. Join now.
Useful research on leadership dimensions over 62 countries.
Most people judge their own ethics more leniently than everyone else's. Do you do the same? Here's how to find out. Do you believe you have strong ethics? You probably do. Just about everyone answers "yes" to that question.
The thing that's most important about your own ethics is that you judge it the way you would judge someone else's which is by their behavior, particularly when it's not easy to do the right thing.
Always good to reflect back a bit...
Leadership and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are two separate issues that are increasingly talked about, though rarely in the same sentence. But you can't have one without the other. And both are regrettably in short supply.
Leadership, especially the CEO kind, is about five things:• Setting and communicating a vision that takes into account and balances the short-term, the bigger picture, and the long view• Making tough decisions in the short-term to protect and nourish the long-term• Motivating and inspiring the troops to do the above• Treating all stakeholders well (including employees)• Creating an ethical culture to do the right thing
Stewart D. Friedman, Wharton professor and author of Baby Bust, presents new research.Download this podcast
At EOS, we teach that meetings can in fact be extremely work-saving and time-saving…if done in the right way. Here’s a video by Gino that teaches entrepreneurs the philosophy, the psychology, and the inner workings of the EOS Level 10 Meeting, a key business tool taught by EOS Implementers to all of their clients.
If we must have meetings, here's how to make them productive.
Roughly two years ago, I felt the need for something that could keep me on track both professionally and personally. Among my objectives were to make better decisions about how I invest my time and effort, and to strike a better balance between my work and personal life. My tactic was [...]
Create one sentence, and use it to live by.
Does the thought of yearly goal setting make you want to run? You don't have to be a good planner to set your goals to paper -- or even like it. Here are five simple ways to plan your life goals so you can increase your chances of success.
As an NFP, this article was a timely and necessary reminder. Contains useful template.
Is technology tearing us apart? Can it bring us together?A glance at the agenda of “EQ WEEK” – the free global emotional intelligence conference – reveals an intriguing trend. There are numerous presentations about apps and tech tools to teach social emotional skills.
Can something as “human” as empathy actually be taught by a machine? @eqjosh provides a way to answer the question next week, free!
This following guest article is based on concepts from Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans.
You developed the best - now you have to keep them...
Employee engagement remains a challenge for companies. It’s time to turn their current approach upside down: sustainable engagement is needed - Torben Rick (Remarkable!
Thoughtful contribution to the engagement debate.
Many motivation theories treat motivation as a unitary concept, which creates a continuum of more or less motivated to do something. Yet, as Ryan and Deci (2000) note, even a little reflection suggests that motivation is far from that. People experience difference kinds of motivation on top of having different amounts of motivation. The orientation or type of motivation concerns the underlying reasons, attitudes and goals that give rise to motivation; in short the reason “why” we do some things and not others.
We all have unique 'hot buttons'. Find out here how to categorise them. Then press, to influence.
Empowered leadership coach, Julie Anne Hart,on how to lead with your head, heart and gut
This sounds similar to what Uhl-Bien and Marion refer to as enabling leadership in complex social systems.
Leaders who manage volunteer workforces have much to teach leaders who manage employees.
Proof that it’s possible to help employees experience “the joy of work for its own sake” by serving up meaningful projects that use people’s gifts in an environment rich with autonomy, relationships, and appreciation.