Leadership (eng)

A survey conducted with respondents from 35,000 manufacturing plants in the United States suggests that effective management practices are a stronger predictor of business success than R&D, IT, technology adoption, or even employee skills! Researchers at MIT and Stanford who conducted this study highlight the following findings: Companies that used performance-oriented management techniques performed dramatically […]

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PwC’s 20th CEO Survey offers excellent insights into the top trends that CEOs think will reshape the world of business. 1,379 CEOs across the world were interviewed for the survey and here’s a brief look at what they’re thinking. CEOs are concerned about economic instability but are still optimistic about growth. About 38% are very […]

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According to a study conducted by leadership development consulting company Zenger/Folkman, 40% of employees in high potential (HIPO) programmes may not belong there! This means that companies may be filling their leadership pipeline with undeserving employees who have good qualities, but qualities that don’t always guarantee leadership potential:  Technical expertise: While great technical expertise can […]

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Most business leaders today understand the need for corporate creativity and innovation. Yet, at the same time, they are often quick to resist creative solutions to business problems. Jennifer Mueller, professor at the University of San Diego has an explanation for this strange dichotomy. Leaders are trained that good decision-making happens in a ‘certain manner’ […]

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Businesses that successfully compete in developing economies succeed despite a lack of social, political, and financial stability that is taken for granted in developed markets. So there are crucial lessons to be learned from them about surviving uncertainty and volatility, contend Harvard Business School researchers Geoffrey Jones, Tarun Khanna, and colleagues. Their research indicates that […]

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Numerous studies have shown that when leaders demonstrate a genuinely caring attitude, it promotes a work environment characterised by trust and safety which inspires better productivity and drives engagement. Unfortunately, caring about employees doesn’t always come easily to many managers and leaders. It takes deliberate effort and regular practice, says Augusto Giacoman, director with PwC […]

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Using cutting-edge assessment technology, OutMatch recently launched virtual leadership simulations aimed at helping companies make their leadership selection process more effective and efficient. OutMatch’s latest solution is also geared at helping organisations execute better succession planning and analyse leadership behaviours. The simulations can even help companies differentiate between employees with high leadership potential who need […]

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Companies that wish to remain competitive need to rethink their leadership development models and start focussing on nurturing leadership talent in the midst of everyday work. Here are three steps that forward-thinking companies have already implemented, according to Milan Samani, partner at TIL Ventures: Letting employees innovate: Companies like Disney and Barclays both welcome new […]

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Succession planning has been an important organisational goal for many years now, but it is going to become critical to organisational success in the next decade due to millennial turnover rates. Today, more than ever before, HR managers need to ensure that when senior leaders leave, there’s a strong leadership talent pipeline, prepared to take […]

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Although historically change leadership has been a top-down phenomenon, research presented in Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends Report shows that a decentralized change leadership model is necessary to cultivate leadership capabilities at every level of the organisation. To develop this decentralized approach, organisations need to first identify employees who will make effective change leaders […]

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