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Measuring Leadership

The impact of a toxic executive can be substantial, including the loss of star employees and departments that fail to reach business goals. Well-liked but ineffective leaders can be equally damaging, impeding a company’s profitability.

Leadership development programs are commonplace; less commonplace is an effective way to measure if they work. Companies are making an effort to determine whether and how leaders—and their organizations—are benefiting from these programs.

Build Trust

An employer can be a force to fear, or a force for trust and cooperation. More companies are discovering ways—including specific training—to build trust with their employees, fostering greater productivity and higher employee retention in the process.

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Agile. Nimble. Resilient. If organizations want to keep up with an ever-evolving world of work, these are the types of people they need to hire, retain, and, most importantly, develop. But how can organizations continue to support their employees’ growth and success in a rapidly changing workplace? The key is agile employee development.

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The Importance of Measurement in Employee Engagement

By Alan E. Hall, Founder and Chairman, MarketStar (now a division of Omnicom) Imagine half of your workforce going through the motions while looking for other employment. According to a recent Gallup study on employee engagement, approximately 54 percent of employees in the United States are not engaged in their organization (http://www.gallup.com/poll/150383/Majority-American-Workers-Not-Engaged-Jobs.aspx).

How Gilbane Creates Doer-Sellers

By Margery Weinstein In 2010, increased competition and an ever-changing construction marketplace led Gilbane to re-examine its sales processes in order to drive sustainable long-term growth. It became clear that a broader range of sales expertise and business development was needed throughout the leadership teams to complement Gilbane’s existing business development teams.

Dog Days of Work

By Michael Patterson Consulting with businesses and managers who, like myself, have a canine or two at home, I discovered that they often would spend more resources on, and have more patience in, training and developing their pet than they would on the employees who worked with or under them. Frankly, they treated their dogs better than they’d even think to treat their employees! Lack of employee development can lead to lowered productivity, workplace strife and discomfort, higher employee turnover rates, hampered growth, and many other debilitating results.

Top 5 Steps for L&D in 2013

By Ara Ohanian, Chief Happiness Officer and CEO, CERTPOINT Systems With 21st century technologies changing the way we think and learn, it’s not surprising that we find ourselves at a tipping point for change. 2012 saw Facebook’s 1 billionth user, and the world was gripped by a Korean artist-turned-global-phenomenon, thanks to YouTube. So how can we grasp these compelling opportunities to prove L&D business impact and propel L&D to its rightful seat at the C-table? I see five key steps to success in the year ahead:

Engagement Starts with Your Leaders

By Tom Roth, Chief Operating Officer, Wilson Learning Worldwide Let’s face it—it’s still tough out there. Most organizations today have weathered the worst economy since World War II, with recovery and growth slower than we all would like it to be. But you made it, and now you are dealing with the massive changes that have taken place and are working hard to ensure your organization stays on course for continued success.

5 Critical Competencies for Disruptive Innovation and Change

By Soren Kaplan
Disruptive innovation and change have become the norm. Most of us know that if we don’t proactively innovate and change the game, someone else will rewrite the rules for us. Just think Blockbuster, Borders, Blackberry, and Kodak.
At the same time, business culture reinforces the idea that uncertainty should be avoided at all costs. Control is the goal. No wonder every management book on Amazon that uses the word “surprise” in its title focuses on preventing the phenomenon from occurring.

Soapbox: Career Courage

By Bill Treasurer, Founder, Giant Leap Consulting
I am a big ’fraidy cat. From my knee-shaking fear of heights to my tongue-stammering fear of authority figures, I live a life that seems imbued with fear. You may find it surprising, then, that I am a professional courage-builder. My personal mission, and the mission of the courage-building company I founded a decade ago, is to help people and organizations be more courageous.

Where Will We Find the Leaders for Our Future?

By Brad Mason, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide Where will we find the leaders of tomorrow, what will we use to determine a successful leader, and how will we measure the success of our choice for the next great Legendary Leader?

A Homegrown HR Philosophy

By Alan Wurtzel In 1949, Samuel S. Wurtzel opened the first Wards Company retail store in Richmond, VA. By 1959, Wards Company operated four television and home appliance stores in Richmond. Wards Company officially changed its name to Circuit City and became listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1984. Human Resource Policies

Employee First Impressions: A モMulligan,ヤ Please?

By Cary Schuler, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, cfactor I always love self-righteously claiming my right of a “Mulligan” as it’s often referred to in golf. You didn’t like that drive? No worries, just tee up another ball and try again… Unfortunately, Mulligans don’t work so well in our professional lives.

Seasoned! Lessons for and from Leaders

By Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates (EDA),and Saundra Stroope, Talent Management and Organizational Development Manager, ATK Resolute look Silver streaks Confident gait Crow’s feet

Is V-Learning Better Than C-Learning?

By Michael Leimbach, Ph.D., Wilson Learning As a provider of both classroom-based learning programs (c-learning) and programs delivered virtually (v-learning), we often are asked by our clients which is better at producing the desired learning and performance outcomes.

New York Lifeメs Manager Pathway

By Margery Weinstein New York Life Insurance Company (NYL) provides a path for its budding leaders—a “Management Pathway,” that is. This series of courses was designed specifically to help new managers and supervisors, as well as experienced managers, develop the skills needed as a manager and leader at NYL. These Pathway programs:

Next-Level Storytelling

By Doug Stevenson Why do you think Malcolm Gladwell is so successful? All three of his books, “The Tipping Point,” “Blink,” and most recently “Outliers—The Story of Success,” are best sellers. The answer lies in the subtitle of his most recent book, “The Story of Success.” Malcolm is a synthesizer, a pattern recognizer. After he’s done his research and compiled lots of examples to illustrate the points he wants to make, he writes his books by telling stories. He’s a good storyteller.

Empathy: The Guidance System

By Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., and Patrick Sweeney The first key quality we found to be of critical importance to sales success is empathy. Empathy is the ability to read others. It’s knowing what drives them. It’s being able to intuit their strengths, limitations, potential, and motivations. Empathy is the ability to pick up the subtle clues and cues provided by others in order to accurately assess what they are thinking and feeling.

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