leadership development

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Post date: December 1, 2016
Companies love to label or typecast leaders over time. As an executive coach and former CHRO, I wish I had a dollar for every time we labeled a senior leader as not being “strategic” enough to get to the next level. Some consultants often use elaborate assessments to create a false sense of...
Post date: March 6, 2018
The loudly proclaimed assertion by corporations that they are a meritocracy is a myth. In a true meritocracy, what you do, and not who you are, matters--therefore those who “make it” do so because of their excellent ability. However, in looking at how Latinos are doing, meritocracy is not...
Post date: October 5, 2017
One of the biggest mistakes any company can make is failing to engage high potential employees. These are the people who you can really build a team around, true leaders in progress. They can yield high returns on payroll investment, but they are also hard-wired for success. When they don’t feel...
Post date: November 17, 2016
According to research conducted in 2013 by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, 21 of the Fortune 500 CEOs were women. Two years later, the Washington Post reported that figure has only grown to 24—a meager 5 percent of the total number of Fortune 500 CEOs. We are now in 2016...
Post date: April 28, 2015
Bernard Fontana is a rare case: On his way to becoming CEO of Swiss-based global cement maker Holcim, Ltd., he had a stint as CHRO. For three years he was executive vice-president of HR for the Flat Carbon division of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company (he also...
Post date: May 4, 2017
Organizations often miss the mark in developing women as leaders, said Tammy Heermann, senior vice president for leadership transformation at Lee Hecht Harrison in Toronto. She spoke about "gender truths" during a concurrent session at the HR People + Strategy Annual Conference in April. They miss...
Post date: November 23, 2016
It is well known that women remain under-represented in the boardroom and in the C-suite. What is less well known is that this gender imbalance is costing businesses—in idea generation, performance, and profits. In Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, I...
Post date: November 30, 2016
Because it is universal, unconscious bias impacts the workplace at all levels. Everyone has biases due to the way the brain is hardwired. Unconscious bias directly affects not only who gets hired, developed and promoted but also the ability of a team to be high performing, the effectiveness of...
Post date: January 26, 2016
When people think about their abilities, it is natural to place them into two categories: the things they are good at and that come easily to them, or their strengths, and the things that despite painstaking attempts at, they can't seem to master, or their weaknesses. However, there is an often...
Post date: October 12, 2016
There’s a bit of a revolution going on in the world of CHROs. Gone are the days when people in this role are seen as the keepers of the administrative people functions. Today’s effective CHROs are clearly part of the executive teams that develop and execute business strategy. Increasingly, the...