October 2018

Leadership Reading

Leadership Articles of the Week Why Does Hiring Take So Long This SHRM article cites CEB research that finds “that the average time-to-hire for white collar positions is now a whopping 68 business days – 26 days longer than it was in 2010”! Read the article to find out the reasons for the dramatic increase […]

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October 2018

Leader Reading List: Build Better Leaders

Top Leader Development Articles Being in the business of Leadership Development, I am always looking for great articles and resources to help our clients Build Better Leaders. In that process, I come across material that I think may be interesting to our readers. With that in mind, here is my leader reading list for the […]

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September 2018

Top Leadership Development Challenges

14 Challenges for Developing Leaders According to a 2014 Study by the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the top challenges to Leadership Development are: 14. Managing the needs of the multigenerational workforce 13. Lack of support from senior leadership 12. Not enough stretch work assignments to provide development opportunities 11. Identifying high-potentials 10. Attracting top Talent 9. […]

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September 2018

When to Use Leadership Assessments

Four Ways to Use Leadership Assessments to Build Better Leaders “You should measure things you care about. If you’re not measuring, you don’t care and you don’t know.” – Steve Howard We can all agree on the importance of leadership in an organization. We can also agree that important things should be measured.  As an […]

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July 2018

Leader Delegation

GREAT LEADERS DELEGATE If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make an impact, learn to delegate. – John C. Maxwell Leaders are often overwhelmed with many competing priorities and heavy workloads. Research suggests that not only do leaders experience greater levels […]

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July 2018

Psychological Contracts In Practice

Psychological contracts in practice. First, let’s establish what a psychological contract is. Psychological contracts are an individual’s belief in the reciprocal obligation between employees and the organization – essentially what the employee believes the organization owes them and what they owe the organization in return. These beliefs about mutual obligations help employees informally deal with […]

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June 2018

What’s the Magic Number? [VIDEO]

3 Ways to Decide How Many Raters Should You Have for a 360-Degree Feedback Process? When deciding on the number of raters each ratee (or target) should have, it is important to take 3 things into consideration: Confidentiality Perspectives Time Management Confidentiality The integrity of your entire 360 Degree Feedback process depends on both the […]

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April 2018

Leadership & Judgment

Leadership Character: The Role of Judgment Our recently released Leadership Character Insight Assessment (LCIA) defines and measures leadership character. The LCIA measures 11 dimensions of character, each of which gets broken down into specific elements that can be observed as situationally appropriate behaviors (see Figure 1). Over the next several weeks we will be focusing […]

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March 2018

What’s New…In Talent Management

Talent Management News More Consolidation While acquisitions of SuccessFactors, Taleo and Kenexa in the last few years made the biggest splashes, there has been no shortage of investment in the Talent Management space. The last few months have been no exception with PeopleAnswers, Kaisen Cosulting, and Knightsbridge being acquired by Infor, Deloitte, and Lee Hecht Harrison (Adecco) […]

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February 2018

Volkswagen’s Corporate Leadership Needs Re-Engineering

Leadership Crisis Volkswagen’s Corporate Leadership Needs Re-Engineering Posted with permission by author Gerard Seijts, co-author of the Leadership Character Insight Assessment (LCIA) As the Volkswagen emissions scandal was breaking, Stewart Parnell — former head of a peanut company in Georgia – was sentenced to 28 years in prison for knowingly shipping salmonella-tainted peanuts to customers. His actions […]

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February 2018

Involve Direct Reports

GREAT LEADERS INVOLVE DIRECT REPORTS To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. – Wilson Mizner In the traditional organizational structure, companies have a few leaders selected to assign, oversee, and evaluate the work of many employees. They are often required to decide who does which task in which way, while […]

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February 2018

Ivey and SIGMA Define and Measure Leadership Character

Ivey and SIGMA Define and Measure Leadership Character Leadership character is a critical element of leadership that should not and cannot be ignored. Recognizing the importance of character for effective leadership and the lack of available tools to measure leadership character, the Ivey Business School and SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc. have partnered to create the Leadership […]

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