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Post date: August 30, 2018
Few leaders will admit it, but time and again the growth of their organizations outruns their skills. The same approaches and capabilities that once helped them succeed in their careers no longer apply as organizational challenges get more sophisticated, requiring leaders to change the way they...
Post date: June 30, 2016
When we started writing Creating the Vital Organization, we were repeatedly struck by a simple fact: While organizations must be driven by unique strategies, the underlying principles outlined in the book are universal—equally applicable to a variety of organizations whether they are global...
Post date: February 28, 2019
New research by Burning Glass Technologies, a company that analyzes nearly a billion job postings and employee resumes from millions of companies, has documented a growing and under-the-radar trend in the workforce. Jobs are rapidly becoming more “hybrid,” combining skill sets that previously never...
Post date: July 19, 2017
By Andi Simon Do you feel like you are following the latest shiny object? Chasing the noisiest new notion? Are you sleepless over decisions that sounded really smart but may not be right for your organization—or for you? These days, the speed at which new technologies and business models are...
Post date: May 9, 2019
As senior leaders in HR, you know how corporate-level strategy drives alignment and focus on the set of choices to be made to compete and win. You also know how crucial it is to have leaders who have the abilities and resolve to make the right strategic plays. A crucial accountability you have as...
Post date: November 1, 2017
Openness is so important to leadership that maybe we should stop calling people “leaders” and rename the most effective ones “openers.” Leaders open up or shut down opportunities in direct proportion to how open or shut down they are to themselves and to others. We worked with a senior executive a...
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Post date: February 5, 2019
In business, there can be a dizzying (and, at times, annoying) amount of jargon and business speak floating around the latest, hottest trends. Last year it was all about CX, or the customer experience. Everyone was focused on ramping up CX—what else can we do to surprise and delight our customers?...
Post date: November 13, 2018
This is Part 1 of a two-part blog series on ageism. Read Part 2 on ways to eliminate ageism and be a more inclusive workplace.  Ageism in the workplace, otherwise known as age bias or age discrimination, is becoming increasingly more prevalent in today’s business world. While many employers would...
Post date: March 12, 2019
In the years since the financial crisis of 2008, corporate scandals have become both more common and more challenging to resolve. The scrutiny from regulators, news media, and the public is relentless and can last for years. Even when a scandal has finally receded into history, tomorrow’s headlines...
Post date: June 26, 2018
This is the first in a series of posts that will provide lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Can you create a leader? Is leadership a quality that can be developed in anyone...