Leaders who conform to the norm don't bring anything new to the table -- they aren't innovating.
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.
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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 research also cited that high-performance organizations were twice as likely to prioritize movement of talent, compared to low-performance organizations, which were 2.5 times more likely to say the movement of talent doesn’t matter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Demonstrate a track record of delivering.
The first, basic step to any kind of career advancement is competence. It sounds really simple, but it’s something that many professionals just assume. After a certain amount of time, employees just expect a promotion, but they don’t stop to think if they really are effective.
People complain about their “crazy” boss all the time. But what do you do when your boss actually suffers from a mental health condition?
It sounds absurd, but it’s more common than you might think. The latest numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that, in the previous year, 18.1 percent of adults had suffered from a mental illness.
For 4.1 percent of the population, it was a serious mental health problem.