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August 16, 2019 | Beth Thornton

How to Create a Successful Leadership Development Program

Leadership development programs are often overlooked and underfunded, leaving potentially great future leaders without the training or mentorship they need for a smooth transition to leadership roles.

June 18, 2019 | Beth Thornton

Transform Your Workplace by Encouraging Learning and Development

Learning and development isn’t a new concept, but it’s gained a lot of momentum recently due to a greater emphasis on collaboration and advances in tech. In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 Workplace Learning Report calls 2019 “the breakout year for talent development.” And an article on the history of learning and development notes that the concept of learning and development as a business partner or business consultant was not even thought of 30 years ago, but is now commonplace.

June 7, 2019 | Beth Thornton

Do Your Organizational Goals Fit Your Company Culture?

Your company culture is a set of shared values and goals that unite every employee, regardless of background or department. Company culture is the personality and heartbeat of an organization. It's what sets a company apart from its competitors and ties its employees together. Your culture could also be your biggest liability if it doesn’t enhance your organizational growth. A commitment to cultivate company culture doesn’t just make your company look like a fun place to work; it also makes for a more engaged, productive, and committed employee.

April 16, 2019 | Beth Thornton

The Expert Goal Setting Strategy Your Company Needs

Setting and achieving goals can be a difficult task for anyone, even the most successful leaders. Using the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) method makes achieving goals possible, helps keep the team on track, and ensures conversations and adjustments are effectively made throughout the pursuit of the goal. Top companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Uber use OKRs. This method consists of two aspects of a goal: objectives and key results.

March 6, 2019 | Beth Thornton

What’s Your Strongest Leadership Quality? [Quiz]

Leaders wear many hats. From planning and setting goals to monitoring success and providing feedback, a leader’s to-do list is often lengthy but great leaders are always looking for a place to improve. Do you know what your best leadership quality is? Take this quiz and discover if your strongest practice is preparing, envisioning, initiating, assessing or responding and learn how you can work on the others!

February 22, 2019 | Beth Thornton

Top 10 Leadership TED Talks You Need to Watch

If you’re serious about developing yourself as a leader, regardless of where you are in your career, it’s important to listen and learn from the experts in the field of leadership. This is a great way to continually explore and discover tested and evolving methods and leadership frameworks to use in your own organizations.

February 21, 2019 | Beth Thornton

A Cheatsheet to Leading Millennials Effectively

It’s official, millennials have taken over the workforce. A staggering 56 million millennials make up the largest segment of the workforce in the U.S. This shift brings thrilling opportunities, but also means significant changes for organizations.

January 28, 2019 | Beth Thornton

7 Leadership Resolutions for a Successful 2019

With resolutions fresh on the mind, it’s important to think beyond some of the most common resolutions like losing weight, eating healthier or exercising more. Instead, start thinking about professional resolutions and aspirations like becoming a great leader.

January 24, 2019 | Beth Thornton

Why the New Year is the Perfect Time to Take a Look at Your Leadership Development Program

Developing leaders within your current talent pool has become increasingly important in the past few years due to current war for talent and changes in technology. In order to stay on top, building leaders from within has become an important topic for employers and employees. According to Brandon Hall’s State of Leadership Development Survey, 84% of organizations surveyed anticipate a shortfall of leaders in the next five years. With more than over 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day, leadership development is more important than ever to sustain your business. 

December 10, 2018 | Beth Thornton

Why You Don't Need to Be Extroverted to Be a Successful Leader

You don’t have to be George Washington to be a successful leader. When you think of great leaders, do you think of people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs? Or do you think of people like Abraham Lincoln and Rosa Parks?

October 11, 2018 | Beth Thornton

Which Fictional Movie Organization Is Most Like Your Current Workplace?

Do you ever watch a movie or a tv show and notice the similarities between the fictional company or organization and your own place of work? Take the 1999 film Office Space for example. Just because you have Hawaiian Shirt Fridays doesn’t mean your teams are going to be productive and efficient leaders in their own space. Employees need opportunities for growth and development to thrive in what they do. That’s where leadership development comes in:

September 28, 2018 | Beth Thornton

The State of Performance Management 2018 [Infographic]

Performance management. Two words that, when thrust together, mean the development and management of an employee’s productivity, efficiency and overall output capability. But what does this really mean for your organization?

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