Trends In Leadership Development

Leadership development is often a key topic for companies.  And leadership development is becoming more difficult. Why? ​The environment has changed – it is more complex, volatile, and unpredictable. The skills needed for leadership have also changed – more complex and adaptive thinking abilities are needed. The methods we use to develop leaders has not…

3 Ways to Reduce Talent Shortage in HR

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a recent report which contains some sobering statistics for the HR industry. 68% of HR professionals reported that the current talent recruiting conditions are challenging. The most impacted were the health, manufacturing, and social assistance sectors. This is an interesting shift in the market from the time…

Authenticity in Leadership

Leadership in corporate America evolves through trends and transformations that are reflective of American culture. In recent years, the practice of authenticity has been encouraged and rewarded in leadership by companies. How does authenticity create value for the organization? What makes it so integral to leadership? Moreover, on a broad scale authenticity encourages people in…

​5 Tips for Strategic Planning Success

Strategic planning is a process that when done right can set an organization on the road to excellence. When a fundamental change happens or every few years, the internal and external stakeholders sit down and discuss where the organization has been, where it stands, and where it is headed. They consider the changes or opportunities…

What is The Difference Between Leadership and Management?

There are fundamental differences between leadership and management that apply to any organization. This is especially pertinent regarding leading organizational change, and how the winning combination of great management and strategic leadership takes an organization to a new level. Many people think leadership and management are interchangeable terms, versions of the same concept. John Kotter,…

4 Leadership Tips from the Military

As far as leadership development goes, the military is a fine example of how ordinary men can be made into extraordinary men. A good motto for leadership is: “to have the heart of a servant with the confidence and preparedness of a general”. Just like the military, the business environment can be full of uncertainty…

Two Keys to Successful Leadership Development

How much does leadership development help organizational performance? Statistics show that 40% of people are unaffected by leadership development. That means that 60% of the people in an organization are carrying the additional load. The promise of employee engagement, increase in productivity, and improvement in customer service are partially unfulfilled by the statistical outcomes of…