Just as every company has a profit and revenue goal, every company should have gender and cultural diversity goals. Like any goal, these should stretch the organization, and they should be realistic.
Wondering how to improve your team's employee engagement and productivity at work? An engaged, productive workforce is the lifeblood of company success. But sometimes leaders take the wrong approach and end up harming their workforce culture instead of nurturing it.
There is a great amount of definitions and theories about effective leadership. Each leader chooses their unique formula of success, but still there are keys to authentic leadership that can't be ignored. Here are 10 important principles each leader should know.
Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?
It's no longer enough to be innovative. You need to stay innovative in an ever-changing world where innovation has a shelf life. There is no "there" in innovation.
Natural leadership demands a defining and clear attitude, some common sense and remembering that developing ideas and thoughts take time and cannot be rushed. Put a smile on your face...it will be a shield of positiveness, even through hard times. Leadership, like life, is a learning curve.
Part of my training included learning how to speak Army, figuring out the rank structure, and understanding a vast alphabet of acronyms. It was all worth it because I learned so much from the soldiers with whom I worked. Here are just a few of the biggest lessons I learned...
Productive people recognize the seasonal shifts in their energy and commitments. They prepare for the uptick in activity each August by getting clear, culling their to do lists, adjusting their pace and staying aware of the fact this season can be more challenging.
Three years ago, we launched New Voice Strategies, a nonprofit designed to close the empathy gap by giving individuals a more direct say in our public institutions.
Do the behaviours that are visible in the culture lead us towards achieving the organisations objectives, serving its purpose, living our values and enhancing our ways of working?
The explosion of mobile smart devices, adoption of social networks, use of mobile applications and cloud enabled services has consumerized IT and sign...
I'm willing to do it, but I'm not sure he is. It's the biggest obstacle to making a positive change. We want to know, for sure, that the other guy is all in with good intentions, before we fully invest ourselves.
Moïse Katumbi is the twice-elected governor of the province of Katanga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The province is the size of Spain, in a nation roughly the size of Western Europe, and it has grown tremendously under his leadership.
Whenever we're hired by a client to conduct a strategic planning process, we recognize, from the beginning, the first pre-requisite for success: quite simply, it is executive alignment.
"Question authority. Go ahead, ask me anything." This remains one of my all-time favorite bumper stickers. Someday I'll put one on my own car, for comedic value. I'd also like to hand out boxes of these stickers to executives in my large corporate clients, to post on their office walls. In that case, my goal isn't to get a laugh.
Fear is a powerful, reactive emotion that also compels people to make decisions quickly - which are less likely to be the best decisions. As a leader, it is essential that you know the difference between intuition and fear.