“Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act; falls the shadow.”
If someone asked you what your goals are for 2019, would you be able to list off a few or would you need time to actually sit down and set some goals? There are different types of goals you can set as an individual, with your team, or for your organization. Goals don’t have to be long-term only; you can have daily, weekly, agile bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly goals.
Whether your goals are short-term or long-term, taking time to set and initiate them is the first step to achieving them, and will help you perform at a higher level, both professionally and personally. When it comes to practicing effective leadership, setting and initiating good goals is essential. An effective leadership plan consists of creating goals and collaborating with others to achieve them.
If you were asked about a person who made an impact on you professionally (or personally), you would probably choose someone who was inspiring. Maybe it was a teacher from high school, a sports coach or a previous manager at an old job. Their lessons and advice have stuck with you throughout your years and propelled your internal drive to succeed in life. The point is: they changed something in you. They helped make you, and the convictions that drive you, what you are today.
Leadership seems intuitive. But leadership can be tricky the more you expand the number of people you’re attempting to influence. Continuing the skills you need to be an effective Self Leader is just the start of the Leadership Journey.
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.
Implementing learning and development software is a step towards improving your organization’s overall talent. Why? Because it’s an investment in the individual skills and leadership abilities of your employees. Some of the benefits new learning and development software include:
One of the most common factors for young talent leaving their company is the lack of development in their professional skills. These skills are often neglected, leaving your employees frustrated and searching for their next opportunity. In fact, 22% of those who left their jobs attributed their resignation to a lack of development. Creating a leadership development plan is essential for the future of your company.
77% of organizations overall are currently experiencing a leadership gap and are looking towards enterprise learning software to solve this lag. Training software can benefit your company with education, performance management, goal-alignment and overall growth.
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?
Employee engagement statistics have been at the top of improvement lists at organizations across the country for as long as Gallup has been measuring them. Even as our solutions for getting employees engaged (and keeping them that way) have grown, the number of disengaged people within an organization has remained, stubbornly the same.
Employee Appreciation Day comes around once a year on the first Friday in March, and while some employers plan a whole outing around the holiday, these types of celebrations don’t exactly mean much if employees aren’t feeling valued all year long. In fact, 66% of employees say they would "likely leave their job” if they didn't feel appreciated. That’s over half your workforce that could walk out if managers are not showing appreciation for employees’ work. The costs associated with replacing half your workforce would be exponential. When it comes to Millennial employees who'd leave if they felt unappreciated, the number jumps to 76%.