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I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Those that get picked for a post will receive a free copy of my e-book.
This one from Susan Broussard (permission to use full name):
“We have started a leadership development program among the top performers in our company. We are working on development and succession so that we are better prepared for the coming retirements.[…] Continue Reading »
Managing and coaching are both necessary functions in the corporate world, but they have different purposes and outcomes.
Managing is largely task-oriented and focuses on activities like conducting staff meetings, delegating work assignments, organizing projects, giving feedback, and training employees. Coaching, on the other hand, involves collaboration, motivation, skill development, facilitating relationships and developing people who can contribute to the company’s mission and goals.[…] Continue Reading »
Employee engagement was one of the most discussed and written-about leadership topics of 2013. And it will likely continue to be in the year to come — with good cause. Engagement has been positively correlated with employee retention, customer service/satisfaction, productivity, and profitability.
But, have you ever wondered about all of the information that exists on the subject?[…] Continue Reading »
It’s not part of your job description. Nobody has told you that you need to spend time and effort developing others in your organization. You have too many other things to pay attention to, and besides, isn’t developing leaders the job of human resources?
If you are an organizational leader and this is how you think about developing others, you might want to rethink your stance.[…] Continue Reading »
Leadership, whether good or bad, has a trickle-down effect.
How leaders treat the managers they hire has a direct effect not only on the performance of those managers, but also on the results produced by the employees those managers are trying to nurture.
Handle your managers the right way and they’ll be more effective in their roles, and so will their employees.[…] Continue Reading »