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The latest research on brain function shows that focusing on just a few EQ behaviors can have a significant impact on overall performance. Here are seven ways to boost leadership EQ.
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What is the level of trust in your culture? What do employees think of senior management? Research says that only 49 percent of employees trust senior management. The scores for CEO’s are …
"Research says that only 49 percent of employees trust senior management. The scores for CEO’s are even more dismal; 28 percent of surveyed employees felt the CEO was a credible source of information."
"When it comes to developing future leaders, too many organizations are simply going through the motions, or worse yet, doing nothing at all."
Millennial generation reshaping talent market, employer approach The highly connected and global 21st-century workforce is here and, according to the...
"Developing global leaders is the top issue facing organizations, yet only 13% believe they do an excellent job in providing leadership programs across all levels; 66% believe they are “weak” in their ability to provide leadership programs for millennials, and 51% have little confidence in their ability to maintain clear and consistent succession programs."
Companies know employees value the opportunity for career advancement. They just don't know how to show those opportunities off.
"In a survey of more than 7,500 employees who had recently left their jobs, respondents cited greater opportunities for advancement as the number one reason they took new gigs. (Better leadership from senior leaders and better compensation were the second and third most common reasons.)"
Rahul Varma, chief learning officer at Accenture, discusses how the company designs and manages its social learning conversations.
Prepare for ‘4G’ age-diverse workforce now, CIPD urges employers
"Businesses need to start preparing for a more age-diverse population now or they risk skills shortages and being at a competitive disadvantage in the future."
"Four myths have developed about gamification as a learning delivery method. Understanding the truth will determine how, or if, companies should integrate gamification into strategic learning plans."
Great piece on emotional intelligence from Kaitlin Louie.
"Below are the definitions of the essential elements of emotional intelligence, and explanations on how you can foster these abilities in yourself.
- Self-awareness is the ability to recognize and comprehend one’s emotions, motivations and changing moods, as well as the effect that one’s emotions have on other people. Cultivating self-awareness can often begin with simply taking stock of how you feel and act throughout the day, and also asking yourself how your actions and moods correspond to other people’s reactions to you.
- Self-regulation is the ability to control — and in some cases even productively channel — negative and/or disruptive emotions and impulses. Self-regulation also necessitates thinking before acting, and making a habit of suspending judgment on others in order to fairly evaluate the people and situations one encounters daily.
- Motivation is defined as the drive to work for reasons that transcend money or status. True motivation comes from a desire for wholly internal rewards, such as fulfillment from learning, pursuing a genuine interest or from positively impacting other people around you.
- Empathy is simply the ability to understand the emotions, moods, and dispositions of other people and to tailor one’s actions so as to optimize interactions with different individuals.
- Social skill is the ability to build and maintain social networks and strong individual relationships with others. This often entails having some of the other skills outlined above, such as empathy and self-regulation."
Bonnie Gwin on the state of leadership succession planning today in our 2013 Board Of Directors Survey http://t.co/MrEsHPTLyx
Only 14% indicate that their board is “very prepared” for a crisis at the C-level, such as the CEO leaving without notice, and 32% say they are “somewhat prepared.”
"Demographic dividends are set to dwindle as the size of working age populations shrinks. Further female empowerment is needed for companies to plug the impending talent shortfalls."
Netflix is a great way to kill a few hours with a binge-watching marathon, but it turns out the company is also a wonderful example for how to treat employees. Patty McCord, Netflix's former chief talent officer, spoke with HuffPost Live's Carolin...
Patty McCord, Netflix's former chief talent officer, talks about some of the company's most innovative human resources moves.
"Nearly 60 percent of corporations experienced an unforeseen departure of a senior-level executive within the past three years. Eighty percent of survey respondents said it would take at least 12 months to find a suitable replacement, and a surprising 35 percent said their company had no succession plan or strategy for the senior executive team at all."
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management
CEB reported recently that more than two-thirds of companies are misidentifying their high-potential employees, jeopardizing long-term corporate performance.
Even though the word "overwork" has been commonplace for a decade or do, it was not a word that employers wanted to her much about. How could work possibly get done if employees don't ramp up and work longer? How could companies be producti...
"The winners of When Work Works Award for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility reveal not only that overwork has become an employer issue, there are some innovative solutions that improve employee heath, engagement, commitment and productivity.
Here are some of those solutions"
Talent is the new oil. The depletion of talent has replaced depletion of natural resources as the world’s biggest crisis. The geopolitics of energy pales in comparison to the geopolitics of talent. We will never live to see peak oil thanks to peak talent.
“China is waging a talent war — it’s the most active state in the world in terms of reversing migration.”
74% of managers do not properly consider the impact of moral decisions on others at work - 28% higher that the general population.
"The ability to collect, analyze, triangulate and visualize vast amounts of data in real time is something the human race has never had before. … Some of the experts have gone so far as to describe this as being akin to the planet suddenly developing a nervous system."
The overlap between corporate learning and higher education could get messy.
"A constantly shifting market means workforce planning should rely on talents needed rather than jobs to be filled."
67% of mid- to senior-level businesswomen rated mentorship as highly important in helping to advance and grow their careers.
71% of women report that they always accept invitations to be a mentor at work and reported they would mentor more if asked.
Gen Y's economic prospects are not good, and they will change the workplace.
Deloitte’s third annual Millennial Survey of nearly 7,800 Millennials from 28 countries across Western Europe, North America, Latin America, BRICS, and Asia-Pacific about business, government, and innovation.
Key findings:• While most Millennials believe business is having a positive impact on society and increasing prosperity, they think business can do much more to address society’s challenges in the areas of most concern: resource scarcity, climate change, and income inequality;• 50 percent of Millennials surveyed want to work for a business with ethical practices;• Millennials say government has the greatest potential to address society’s biggest issues but are overwhelmingly failing to do so;• Millennials believe the biggest barrier to innovation is management’s attitude;• Millennials believe the success of a business should be measured in terms of more than just its financial performance, with a focus on improving society among the most important things it should seek to achieve;• Millennials are also charitable and keen to participate in “public life”: donate to charities, actively volunteer, and be a member of a community organization.