How emotional intelligence affects the bottom line

Does your organization test employees’ Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)? How about employees’ Intelligence Quotient (IQ)? It is imperative that leaders of organizations invest in their human capital. Once a baseline EQ and IQ is determined, one can determine where employees flourish naturally, and where coaching and personal development would prove beneficial – at the individual and […]

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Vertical versus horizontal professional development

What kind of thinkers do you need in your business? What types of leadership will get you desired results? To answer these questions, you’ve got to be thinking about a different kind of learning. You are probably providing all sorts of opportunities for what is called Horizontal Development. Horizontal development is about knowledge, skills and […]

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Stop bad leadership habits before they start

New managers aren’t getting the training they need when they first step up to leadership roles. Without training, undesirable managerial habits develop that prevent new managers from being as effective as they need to be. It could also be part of the reason why 60 percent of new managers underperform—or fail—in their first two years. When left […]

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Empowering Millennial Leaders

Article Author: By Laci Loew, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Talent Management, Brandon Hall Group More than one-third (35 percent) of organizations in Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 State of Leadership Development Study described their leadership development practices as below average or even poor. More than half of organizations (51 percent) said their leaders are not prepared […]

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2015-16 Report of Training Trends

Trends Shaping Employee Training and Development: The Changing Definition of Leadership The definition of “leader” is broadening. A majority of large organizations now consider individuals to be leaders based on their impact, not on their authority or position. (Source: AMA Enterprise) Leadership programs are being retooled for globalization. The top competencies for global leadership development are change management, […]

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Proctor and Gamble on merging company cultures

While working his way up from Hyderabad, India, to 1 Procter & Gamble Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio, Moheet Nagrath came to understand culture well enough to look past it. “I’m pretty convinced that there are superficial differences in culture and communication and how people do things,” said the global human resources officer. “There’s an essence. When you […]

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Face to face still leads the way in management training

Two studies were recently conducted by Training Industry, Inc. that focus on leadership training, which often addresses a range of soft skills considered essential for success. The first study discusses the attributes of effective first-time manager training – more specifically the delivery methods deemed most effective by learning leaders. The second study focuses on training for […]

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Leadership is more than just being a boss

Do your employees still associate leadership with being a manager or executive? If so, it’s time to update your thinking. Many leadership skills are needed at the individual contributor level. Early-career professionals and functional experts are increasingly working across boundaries or in matrixed organizations. They are steering projects and people — even if they have […]

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