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8 Eye-Opening Business Leadership Trends [Infographic]

Any organization that is driven to stay ahead of their competition has keen eye on relevant business leadership trends – not only in their industry but trends that manifest on a more macro level. After all, the leadership team of an organization is a primary driver, propelling the company to innovate, serve customers better, create a conducive work environment for...


Why Your Leadership Development Plan Should Not Include Coaching One Leader at a Time

The smartest organizations, and the ones that will prove to have staying power in the marketplace, are the ones that have established a comprehensive leadership development plan. What exactly does comprehensive mean in this context? It means that not only should the leadership development plan look at the obvious core of current C-Suite and hi-potential leaders, but...


Why You Should Walk the Line Between Company Culture and Your Individual Leadership Style

Leaders who conform to the norm don't bring anything new to the table -- they aren't innovating.


The 4 Reasons Why Leadership Development Needs to Be Updated

There’s a leadership problem in the workplace. Companies lack employees with leadership skills and fear they don’t have enough rising leaders to take the reigns. Case and point -- almost half of the companies surveyed for Workplace Trends’ Global Workforce Leadership survey in February and March 2015 said that leadership is the hardest skill to find in employees.


5 Keys to Scaling Leadership Coaching in Your Company

Want to hear something alarming?

The Institute for Corporate Productivity conducted research with 665 global organizations and found that half of managers admitted to hoarding talent – keeping their best employees in their current roles. That’s not all…

Lending credibility to the premise that talent hoarding can have detrimental impact to an organization, the...


Warning! Are You Dooming Your Leadership Development Programs?

In a 2016 Harvard Business Review article, Michael Beer, Magnus Finnström, and Derek Schrader shared the story of a leadership development program they studied. Initially, the program started off with a bang. Participants enjoyed the training sessions and post-assessments indicated it was successful.


Managers: Important Trends You And Your Leaders Need To Know About

Remember Michael Stuban? He’s the former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission manager who, after 35 years on the job, retired last December. When HR asked Stuban to complete an exit survey, he agreed. Then he used the opportunity to be honest in a way only a departing employee can be.


Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?

It’s the age-old leadership question: Is it better to be loved or feared? And an August study published online in the "Journal of Business and Psychology" finds there are advantages and disadvantages to both.


3 Subtle Signs of Bad Leadership (and How to Fix It)


You’re working diligently at your desk when your supervisor stops by your cubicle with yet another business initiative they want you to spearhead (remind you of anyone?). What he doesn’t realize -- or take the opportunity to look into -- is that you’re leading the efforts on several side projects, in addition to your day-to-day tasks.


How to Lead in the Virtual Office

With the increase of technology and sophisticated work tools, more and more employees are working from coffee shops, couches and the virtual office. In fact, 52 percent of employees surveyed by Workfront in July, expect the majority of employees will work remotely in the next few years.