Leadership

The 4 Most Effective Leadership Skills

According to a joint report from The Conference Board and McKinsey & Company, over 90% of CEOs see leadership development as the single most important human capital issue their organizations face. I couldn’t agree more. For years, numerous researchers have been raising the alarm about the deplorable lack of training and support for…

Three Truths and a Lie

In partnership with DisruptHR, TLNT presents some of the best Disrupt presentations from events across North America and now the world. Disrupt talks are modeled on the TEDx concept: Short, to the point talks on all things HR — talent, culture and technology. In this video, Rebecca Ryan, founder of NEXT Generation Consulting,…

Turnover’s Silver Lining

Employee turnover is higher than ever. In fact, a May 2016 report from Gallup estimates that turnover from millennials alone costs the U.S. economy $30.5 billion each year. Employers are struggling to control these high rates, assuming that something must be wrong with talent management. But a recent study suggests that high turnover…

6 Steps to Building a Winning Team

(Based on a recent article written by Pat DiDomenico for Business Management Daily.) Put your players in the right positions, but don’t be afraid to shift them around. Play to your employees’ strengths, but recognize that shaking up the status quo and giving employees opportunities to shine in different capacities can yield big…

Build a Culture of Volunteered Accountability

Accountability is apparently a big problem. A 2013 survey of leaders by AMA Enterprise, a division of the American Management Association® reported that: 11% of survey respondents said more than 50% of their employees shirk responsibility. 21% of business leaders believed the percentage of unaccountable employees ranged from 30% to 50%. The strategies…

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence to Good Leadership

Developing the ability to tune in to how a diverse group of people feel about a situation is one of the most important tools that a leader can develop, because all decision-making depends on having reliable information. The problem is that the definition of “reliable” can vary wildly from individual to individual. Despite…

Facebook Shows Us How to Do Recognition the Right Way

Even though his organization is all about connecting people virtually, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently did a stellar job connecting in person when he inadvertently delivered a clinic on workplace presentations for an employee’s ten-year anniversary. The KX Factor Employee Kang-Xing Jin, known as “KX” to his colleagues, was a dear…

How To Build A Strategically Valuable Talent Pipeline

When we hire, we are bent on finding talent with performance that soars, an attitude of learning and an interest in the long haul. All those variables are difficult to identify or even encounter in the roller coaster world of talent acquisition, especially when finding an amazing candidate doesn’t mean you’ve hired an…

Your Performance Reviews Are Biased Against Women

Language in performance reviews often conforms to gender stereotypes that result in women and men being put on different career paths, with men being favored for leadership positions. Despite many CEOs’ intentions to prioritize gender equality, McKinsey & Co.’s 2015 Women in the Workplace study revealed only one-third of employees surveyed believe gender diversity is…

Hiring a CEO? The Data Behind What Makes a Great One

CEOs are measured on everything. Company earnings, culture, leadership, employee retention, business trajectory, and so on. It’s no wonder the corporate executive role is ranked No. 7 on Forbes’ list of the 10 Most Stressful Jobs for 2016. But what leadership qualities actually make up a great CEO, and what defines great in…

What It Takes to Change An Organization’s Culture

Note: This is part two of an interview conducted by Tim Kuppler with organization culture pioneer Larry Senn. Part one published yesterday. You can find it here. One of the greatest business challenges is effectively changing a workplace culture. It’s one that Larry Senn has been taking on for nearly four decades. In…