Leadership

Leadership in a Multinational Environment – Maximize Not Marginalize

By | Leadership | January 16, 2015 | 0 comment

True leadership allows for the creation of an open forum to debate ideas, concepts and change. When portions of the team are marginalized from the group, the team and organizations no longer benefit from their untapped ideas. In an era of multiculturalism, leaders must pay particular attention to tap into these ideas and avoid ostracizing those with different cultural backgrounds.

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Leadership 101: Serve to Lead

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,News | November 19, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Serve to Lead

As in any business or organization, no matter how much automation and digital integration takes place, it is the people who ultimately make the company work. Alongside the typical job spec of any manager to provide direction and resolve issues for my team, I also recognize that I must be willing to serve.

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Thoughts on Lou Adler’s “Hire with your Head”

By | Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | October 15, 2014 | 0 comment

Interviews can devolve into an acting job for your candidates if the questions are not based on past performance but are purely hypothetical. Questions like Adler’s second one (“If you were to get this job, how would you…”) allow candidates to take a flight of fancy and answer the way they feel the interviewer wants.

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Leadership 101: Leadership Versus Management

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,News | August 11, 2014 | 0 comment

The key for leaders is to manage the tension between the leadership requirements (influencing people) and the management skills (managing processes). Leadership strives for effectiveness and management strives for efficiency. Sometimes you have to be inefficient in order to be effective. Making the call is the leader’s domain.

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How “Fail-Fast” Methodology Applies to On-Boarding New Employees

By | Employee Engagement ,Evaluation ,Leadership ,Retention | June 18, 2014 | 0 comment

While we all hope that every new employee is going to make it, we also know that unfortunately this is not the case. A little advance planning can go a long way to reducing the cost of poor hires.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 9

By | Interviews ,Leadership ,News | April 9, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 9

Business executives get comparatively little training on how to effectively influence others. Their personal comportment can help or hinder the situation. The psychological importance of getting others to maintain focus in the face of complexity, challenges, interruptions and competing objectives is sadly underestimated.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 8

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,News | February 12, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 8

In order to effectively motivate a group of individuals to accomplish an objective (in the military, these can often be arduous and life-threatening), the ability to express the purpose and importance of a task with passion and conviction is vital. In many ways, you need to breathe life in to the many words that populate a planning document.

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The Seven Imperatives of Great Leaders by John Wilson

By | Evaluation ,Leadership ,News ,Retention ,Selection | December 11, 2013 | 0 comment
The Seven Imperatives of Great Leaders by John Wilson

A synopsis of a presentation delivered by John Wilson, CEO and Founder of CEO Global Network from the Fulcrum Search Science Breakfast Brief on November 27, 2013.

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