Learning & Development (eng)

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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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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Mindfulness training for executive can help build three key capabilities required for successful leadership today: leading in a complex business environment, resilience, and capacity for collaboration. This is a key finding of a research study conducted by Megan Reitz, professor at Hult International Business School. Mindfulness training seeks to enhance three specific meta-capacities: Metacognition: Getting […]

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Good leaders excel at adapting. They constantly modify their skill sets depending on changing business needs and emerging management practices. Here’s a quick look at the top four leadership skills that leaders of today must possess, according to professional leadership coaches at the Forbes Coaches Council: Executive presence: A relatively new concept, executive presence refers […]

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Learning and development managers would do well to develop and implement micro-learning techniques, advises Phillip Raskin, L&D Director (Asia) at Golin, a communications agency. Micro-learning is the idea that employees learn and retain information better when they learn it in small increments. Just like people gradually learn to speak a new language or play a […]

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With an increasing number of companies dropping annual employee appraisals, it’s time to think if this move is right for your organisation. Peter Cappelli, professor of management at the Wharton School outlines three business-driven reasons behind scrapping the tried and tested annual appraisal system: Focus on people development: Employees are attracted to companies that care […]

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The enormous popularity of Pokémon Go has sparked interesting discussions on how virtual and augmented reality can be used to make organisational learning fun and compelling for employees. Pokémon Go uses the typical gaming themes of levels and scores but what makes it unique is how it blends the real world with the virtual one.  […]

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