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How to Reduce Leader Failure

Posted by  Alissa Parr, Ph.D.

leader-failure.jpgLeaders can have a very large influence on the functioning of organizations and teams. They set direction, inspire others to perform, develop staff, drive performance, and much more. They have a huge span of influence and can really dictate the health of the company. Well, what if I told you that approximately 50% of leaders fail at their job? Pretty scary, right?

Failure at this level of the organization can have very widespread impacts. Not only is it a financial burden when taking into account the costs of selection, recruitment, onboarding, and training, but it can also disrupt employee morale and public perceptions of the organization. Additionally, one of the biggest reasons why employees leave their organization is because of their relationship with their manager. If their manager fails to develop effective relationships or set their employees up for success, this negative interaction could influence the subordinate’s motivation to stay with the company.


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The Top 5 Skills of Effective Leaders

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

What traits make a leader great?A lot of time and research has been put into identifying the traits of successful people and successful leaders. There have been a slew of books written on the subject in fact. But the topic continues to be talked about and debated. I think one of the reasons why it is such a popular topic is because leaders (well, good leaders at least) are looking to continually develop their skill-sets to make themselves more effective. Likewise, organizations want the secret sauce to effective leadership as a way to increase profit. It is now almost a cliché for a company to say that they need to invest in their people in order to be successful. But what does that really mean?


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Leadership Assessment: One Reason Your Leaders Will Fail

Posted by  Alissa Parr, Ph.D.

Imagine you have an employee who is consistently receiving good performance reviews, meeting all his/her goals, and showing up on time everyday for work.  This employee has been with the company for 5 years now and has proven to be very effective in his/her current role.  This employee sounds like the perfect person for promotion into a leadership position, right?  Well, not so fast …  Oftentimes these star employees will be promoted to leadership positions based on their current performance and, once in the role, will not be successful.  In other words, these leaders derail.

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An Epic Fail Hiring Tale

Posted by  Drew Brock, Ph.D.

 


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Leadership Assessment: Celebrating Our Leaders

Posted by  TJ Muehlfeld

Happy Fourth of July! As we celebrate the independence of America, we have to reflect on the leaders that made it possible. This reminds us of how critically important the leaders within our organization are to the success and evolution of our business. So, how are the leaders at your organization doing?


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Hiring: The Problem with Search Firms

Posted by  Guest Blog

 


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Finding the “Keepers” in Your Organization

Posted by  Drew Brock, Ph.D.

Before every NFL season, thousands of fans gather in groups to "draft" their fantasy football teams. Many spend hours poring over data and statistics to try to pick who they think will be the best statistical performers in the coming season. So popular is the challenge of diagnosing potential in football players, that there are ESPN programs, magazines, and websites totally devoted to helping you with your picks. There’s even a TV series, "The League,” about a group of rabid fantasy football buddies and the hunt each season for the cherished league trophy. These judgments of which players will perform in the coming season are incredibly difficult, even for the most talented scouts and recruiters.


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Executive Assessment: Why Your Company Needs to Assess its Leaders

Posted by  TJ Muehlfeld

Happy belated President’s Day! As we reflect on and acknowledge the great leaders in U.S. history, it reminds us of how critically important the leaders within our organization are to the success and evolution of our business. So, how are the leaders at your organization doing?executive assessment


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And the Winner Is … 5 Tips for Assessing Executives

Posted by  Drew Brock, Ph.D.

It’s award show season, which means it’s that time of the year when we seek out and recognize the best of the best. In the business world, we seek the best of the best to fill the executive roles that make or break organizational success. In the past decade, job complexity for executives has skyrocketed and with that comes enormous demands and pressures on the individuals occupying those high-level roles. In all industries, top talent demands the investment of huge amounts of capital for their employment. And yet, the investment in high-level tools for identifying high performing, high potential executives has not kept pace. There remains today a large number of organizations who have not yet committed to a high-value, scientific process for selecting executives that are winners. In keeping with the spirit of this time of year then, here are five categories you should consider when you select an Executive Assessment process.awards 159045997


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The Bold and the Not So Beautiful: Avoid Hiring a Narcissist

Posted by  Drew Brock, Ph.D.


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