News and notes to show diversity in action
We are pleased to share our thoughts, ideas and insights, not only about the executive search, culture transformation and performance (change) management services we provide, but also about the relevant trends we see in the healthcare and nonprofit industries.
Soft skills are people-related attributes. As you move up the corporate ladder, greater emphasis is placed on executive soft skills as they are what make you an effective leader.
It is critical to understand that no matter how technically proficient you are, your soft skills are more likely to enable you to truly utilize your knowledge and amplify your technical skills as you advance to higher levels of leadership.
Human beings are influenced by people perceived to be of greater power. Early influencers form the foundation of our values and the lenses through which we view the world.
The best firms are those that deliver emotional, experiential and social value to all their stakeholders, from customers and partners to investors and society.
Research shows that higher levels of diversity in leadership roles are associated with enhanced stakeholder trust and heightened expectations.
Successful leadership requires a combination of character and competence. How can leaders leverage the key fundamentals of leadership to successfully impact their team?
Be careful when you depart an organization, department or unit, to not burn any bridges, because one day you might need that very passage to cross over to your next position.
To sustain successful mentoring cultures, actions should create value and visibility. Organizational leaders who share personal mentoring stories and lead by example increase visibility within the culture.
Eliminating unconscious bias in the workplace starts with understanding that predispositions are ubiquitous and only those with a negative impact need to be addressed.
It’s one thing to know what to do, it’s another thing to do it! Strengthen your mental toughness by modeling the beliefs and behaviors that will achieve the results you desire.
It’s one thing to know what do to, its another thing to do it! Strengthen your mental toughness by modeling the beliefs and behaviors that will achieve the results you desire.
While the road to the C-suite can take different paths, there is consensus that it must be carefully crafted. You have to be patient and be willing to be coached and mentored; and you must put forth the effort to learn “the ropes.”
Inasmuch as a bad executive can create havoc, hiring the right candidate is often transformative. Learn some important tips to consider for hiring the right executive based on personal experience and empirical research.
Although some turnover is obviously due to attrition and retirement, studies have suggested that the preponderance of executive separation stem from poor skills match, unclear performance objectives, and a lack of cultural fit.
Discussion of on-boarding at the early stages of the search process will go far to uncover and alleviate anything that could derail the new executive’s success.
Since effective leadership requires an understanding of work preferences of your employees, you should be intimately aware of the values that Millennials embrace and the impact of these values on the workplace.
Since globalization has become our reality, it is imperative that organizations find ways to transform their rich multiculturalism into quantifiable benefits for all.
Successful organizations create a performance culture, and continuously strengthen it to achieve results. Learn some valuable tips, including four defining factors for building a high performance culture.
We pause during Black History Month to celebrate the legacy of civil rights giants such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and efforts to promote racial equality, equity, access and opportunity for all.
The best leaders are those who forge their own path and who don’t compromise on who they really are. Embrace vulnerability as your superpower to not only be a stronger leader, but happier too.