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October 11, 2018 | Ashley Ansari

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:

October 3, 2018 | Ashley Ansari

The Flip from Traditional Leadership Development to the New Normal

 

Traditional leadership models typically refer to the top-down leadership approach. Most traditional programs focus leadership development opportunities on improving the skills of executives and managers. The key message they miss is that their entire organization also needs these skills to succeed. This explains why 77% of organizations say they are experiencing a leadership gap.

September 24, 2018 | Jason Arnold

The Importance of Self-Leadership and How to Leverage It to Improve Organizational Leadership

Leadership is not just for those with a corner office or an MBA hanging on the wall. Leadership is not just for those with the title “Chief” or “Vice President.” The reality is that leadership happens in different contexts, including in the self-context, and at every level of an organization.

September 20, 2018 | Ashley Ansari

Out with the Old, In with the New: The Issue with Traditional Leadership Development Programs

We all love new things, right? Picture that special smell of a freshly opened can of tennis balls or brand-new leather jacket. That thick, robust aroma that lets you know the product is fresh off the press. It’s like that “new car smell” that’s crisp, pristine and mint. It’s like shopping for a new pair of shoes or a new tablet. The old version you own is worn-down, overworked or over-used and obsolete, so replacing it with a new version brings a level of excitement and anticipation.

August 30, 2018 | Jason Arnold

The Fuel Your Performance Management Strategy Needs

Performance Management strategies are essential for any company. However, the traditional routes taken by business and organizations are dated and ineffective. These aged methods usually include an annual performance review which offers no constructive feedback or opportunities to improve until those are addressed.

July 31, 2018 | Ashley Ansari

An Interactive Look at Creating a Successful Leadership Development Program

Creating a successful leadership plan can be stressful and difficult but the benefits are unmatched. The infographic below covers the three things you need when developing a leadership plan: goal definition and expectations, shaping your leaders and locating the right tools to do so.

July 27, 2018 | Ashley Ansari

What is Your Animal Leadership Style? [Quiz]

Leadership styles come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re crazy about details or you prefer to look at the bigger picture, there is no one specific way to lead. How do you know what kind of leadership style you have?

July 26, 2018 | Ashley Ansari

Bridging the Skills Gap Through Leadership Development

The skills gap has been present in the working world since the most recent recession wreaked havoc on the economy in 2008. Although it is shrinking significantly, companies are still finding it difficult to source candidates with the right skills for open positions.

July 12, 2018 | Jason Arnold

The Future of Leadership Development

Leadership development has always been an important aspect in determining the success of any organization. Without properly trained leaders, companies fall victim to mismanagement, dissatisfied employees and ultimately lack in overall company growth.

June 21, 2018 | Ashley Ansari

7 Common Leadership Development Pitfalls: How to Protect Your Development Plan

In a recent study, 83% of organizations said it’s important to develop leadership at all levels, but only 5% have implemented development programs. Of the 5% of developing leaders, many of them find themselves falling short of expectations.

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