4 Practices to Improve Leadership Communication

Communication is an integral part of leadership. How does a leader communicate confidently? Whether presenting high level strategy at a meeting or having a difficult conversation with a subordinate, the leader who has confident actions communicates a positive message. However, many times management training does not include a course in “people management”. These “soft skills”…

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…

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…

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,…