SELECT PERSPECTIVES BLOG

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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The Gig Economy and the Importance of Effective Leadership

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

Since the seemingly overnight sensation of companies like Uber, people are talking about the “new” gig economy. Of course, we all know that the gig economy has always existed, but now, advancements in technology have allowed large organizations like Uber, TaskRabbit, Care.com, etc. to embrace freelance workers as their main source of “employees.” Now more than ever, people of all ages have the ability to go out on their own and decide when they work (and when they don’t) and how much money they want to make. 

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The Path to Effective Leadership

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

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These days, it seems everyone is so busy that most don’t have time to work on self-development. Both large and small organizations that we work with tell us all the time that their leaders don’t have time to develop because they are so busy with the administrative aspects of their jobs.


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4 Things Successful CEOs Do (that Executive Assessments Can Measure)

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

I recently read an intriguing article that spoke about the four components that set successful CEOs apart from their lower performing counterparts. There were two very interesting points in the article. First, the finding that hiring managers (in this case, the Board of Directors) who are hiring/appointing the next CEO do not have much success. They make a classic hiring mistake: they look for extroverted and engaging candidates with Ivy League educations that look good both in person and on paper. In the absence of other information, I would agree that these seem like good data points to use to make a hiring decision. In reality, though, many of these CEOs are not actually successful in these roles and about a quarter of their departures are involuntary. We know, and this confirms, that this type of selection criteria just doesn’t work.

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Leadership Tips for Better Communication

Posted by  Christian Spielman

Most organizations struggle with communication. Some don’t even know they have an issue. As with most things, I believe good communication starts at the top. Organizations typically don’t struggle as much with communication roadblocks if they prioritize effective communication as a leadership competency.


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How To Turn Managers Into Leaders

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

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All leaders are not necessarily managers, but all managers should be leaders. In fact, we depend on supervisors and managers to lead the largest employee population in its goal to fulfill the organizational mission. Unfortunately, many of us know that most managers are not great leaders. 


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How to Measure Executive Presence in Leaders

Posted by  Jessica Petor

Many times when we ask our clients to define what executive presence means to them, the short answer is typically something like “I know it when I see it.”  Executive presence is difficult to describe but is more easily recognized in a room full of people. It’s a leader’s “wow factor.” When a leader walks into a room they instantly attract intense, positive attention.  


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3 Leadership Qualities We Can Learn From Sidney Crosby

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

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Back-to-back Stanley Cup champions! Since 1998, no team has won the Cup in back to back seasons, making this achievement even more meaningful for the Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans. Without a doubt, the Pens would not have earned this accomplishment if it weren’t for Captain Sidney Crosby’s direction. This is Sid’s third Stanley Cup win over the past eight years of his career, and as he deserves, he’s been awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player for the second season in a row.


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Where Are Women Leaders?

Posted by  Jessica Petor

women_leadership-thumb.jpgWomen in leadership is currently a hot topic, especially after the 2016 presidential race that included the first female presidential candidate nominated by a major political party, Hillary Clinton. But women are not new to leadership in politics. Fun Fact: The first woman to run for United States President was Victoria Claflin Woodhull in 1872, who ran against Ulysses S. Grant. Although it may appear that women are becoming more active and present in leadership roles, that is grossly untrue.


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