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5 Leadership Tips to be More Productive

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

leadership tips for productivityFor the last 2 years, I have focused solely on helping companies select and develop their leadership talent. Leaders can sometimes get so caught up in developing their leadership skills (e.g., managing others, inspiring others, presentation skills, etc.) that they forget about developing self-management skills. There is a popular adage “you cannot help others until you help yourself.” The same is true for leaders.


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6 Things You Can Do This Week to Develop Leadership Potential

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

6 things to develop leadership potential“Leadership potential” is likely to mean something different depending on your industry, your organization, or even within your team. But at its core, leadership potential is the demonstration of a range of abilities and traits related to success as a leader. Individuals with strong leadership potential use logic and objective analysis to make decisions and solve problems, demonstrate insight into their own and others' behaviors, maintain effectiveness and optimism in the face of obstacles and stress, crave responsibility and enjoy being in charge, assume accountability for achieving results, and effectively manage performance and motivate others toward goal attainment.


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High Potential, Low Experience: How to Identify Tomorrow’s Top Talent

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

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The search for high potential talent can be an exhausting one. You want to be on the lookout for the next top performer but you’re dealing with employees who haven’t had a chance to lead yet. Most managers continue to scratch their heads over how to understand the “potential” aspect of a “high potential.” How can you better determine whose promising possibilities will lead to actual results? When your employees don’t have the experience or the background, you can still assess their potential for high performance by reflecting on their observable abilities. We suggest starting with these three areas:


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5 Leadership Tips Backed By Data

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

leadership tips data-1.jpgThere seems to be a never-ending online library of literature that provides suggestions, tips, or ideas about leadership in the workplace. Part of this literature is respectable and can help many individuals become successful leaders, but a lot of it is not great advice or is misused. For example, an individual who lives in Japan and studies leadership strategy in the United States might not benefit since there are significant differences between appropriate leadership in Japan and the United States. This applies on a more local level, as well - it is important to consider industry, job level, country, and culture when learning new leadership techniques. In order to further ensure that you are getting solid leadership advice, research with valid data to back up those techniques is imperative.


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What's the Difference between High Performing and High Potential Talent?

Posted by  Kristin Delgado

We could all use a competitive advantage with succession planning and organizational development - and knowing what qualities to look for in future leaders is key. High potential individuals usually advance at a faster pace than their peers and are part of the company’s future leadership pool. They are often given high exposure positions, are assigned projects with upper management, and get extra developmental opportunities. But how can we tell that we are identifying the right individuals as “High Potential"?

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The Effect of Influence on Executive Performance Measurement

Posted by  Alli Besl, Ph.D.

Influence and Executive Performance

Executives: They are the ones who drive the development and strategic direction of an organization, manage the day to day operations, and shape organizational culture. So, it's obvious that the selection process for your future leaders is critical. But, practitioners who implement pre-employment assessments at the executive level face a big challenge: difficulty in demonstrating their validity or ROI using typical approaches. Here's why:


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Leadership Tips From 3 of the Best Sports Coaches of All Time

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

leadership tips from 3 best sports coaches

There are few people in the world that have tasted true success as a leader. Especially in the professional sports industry. It is extremely competitive and often coaches will get one or two seasons - or less - at the highest level before they are swiftly replaced. Even coaches that make incredible progress with a team may not keep their jobs because they didn’t “win it all.” Take Tom Cable, for example. He took over as head coach for the Oakland Raiders, an NFL football team that had maintained a losing record for seven straight seasons. In his first season as head coach, he had a much better season and helped them go 8-8 with a number two-ranked pass defense and a number two-ranked run offense. The next year? Fired. So, what can we learn from those coaches who took on this incredible challenge and came out on top? I have identified one key quality associated with each of the following coaches to help us better understand what it takes to be a great leader.


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Leadership Skills That Make Congress Members Successful

Posted by  Rose Keith

After a summer recess, Congress is back in session and they have a long list of things to accomplish. Approving new spending bills for next year and avoiding defaulting are at the top of this list (this is nothing new). Due to the recent natural disasters, there are two other important priorities: continuing Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts and renewing the national flood insurance program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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Leadership Tips from A False Confession

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

In my job, I am fortunate enough to be able to travel and work with many different organizations. For me, travel also generally means being exhausted and having a decent amount of time to watch Netflix on long flights. I recently watched The Confession Tapes docuseries. I would highly recommend it (disclaimer: beware that it is not an “easy watch” nor will it leave you feeling great).


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4 Ways Executive Selection Impacts Your Bottom Line

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

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It’s no surprise that leaders have a critical impact on the success and evolution of a business or organization. Given today’s economy and hyper competitive global markets, executive selection and development are more important than ever. The cost of leadership failure can often mean the success or failure of the entire organization.


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