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New Leader? Here are 5 Tips to Hit the Ground Running

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

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After the excitement of a new promotion settles, a new leader must start the transition from being an individual contributor to leading a team. When you become a leader, you must change your mindset to work through others instead of doing everything yourself. To avoid burnout or leader failure, new managers must learn to lead in a way that increases team productivity, fosters a positive work culture, better leverages the skills of your team, holds employees accountable, and maintains work/life balance for everyone (including yourself!).

Here are five tips to hit the ground running as a new leader:


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Why Use A Leadership Assessment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

Leaders greatly impact the success and growth of a business or organization. When you consider today’s leadership selection ratio and and hyper competitive global markets, leadership selection and development is especially important. Leadership failure can often mean the success or failure of the entire organization.
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Are Men or Women Better Leaders? Several Studies Reveal the Facts

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

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In my last blog, 7 Reasons to Hire Women Leaders, I discussed some of the direct and indirect benefits that organizations can experience by having more women leaders. The diversity that women bring to the table in terms of perspective and experience can shape organizational decisions and culture in a positive way. In this blog, I’d like to tackle the idea of individual leadership effectiveness. Is there a gender difference in how men and women lead? And if so, is one gender considered a better leader than another?


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7 Qualities of Successful Leaders

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

A leader impacts an organization and his or her team by setting direction, inspiring others, developing staff, driving performance, and much more. This huge span of influence can determine the health of a company, so leader failure can have a detrimental impact. According to HBR.org, over 50% of employees quit their jobs because of their managers, 30%-60% of leaders act destructively, and each failed leader can cost organizations $1-$2.7 million. 


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7 Reasons to Hire Women Leaders

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

reasons to hire women leaders.jpgIn 2015, women represented around 47% of the total labor force. Not bad. However, a review of S&P 500 companies shows that women hold 5.2% of CEO positions, are 11% of the top earners in the company, and hold about 21% of board seats (Catalyst, 2016). Other studies, such as Devillard, Sancier-Sultan and Werner (2014), have cited a similar pattern of underrepresentation of women at the top of organizations. There is much to discuss on the topic, which is why this is just the first of a series of blogs on women in leadership. But first, let’s talk about why it is important to have more women in leadership roles. Business sense and academic research work together to identify why women leaders are a positive for your organization.


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Measure Learning Agility to Identify Successful Leaders

Posted by  Jessica Petor

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Identifying, hiring, and developing successful leaders is a daunting task for many organizations, especially when attempting to implement a succession plan. Change is inevitable and having a strong pipeline of high potentials (Hi-Po) is essential to staying competitive.


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What is the Difference Between Leadership and Management?

Posted by  Fred Stawitz

The Difference Between Leadership and ManagementA common belief in the business community conveys the idea that managers with leadership skills guide workers in delivering higher levels of performance and ultimately increase corporate profitability. That is the theory. But is it valid? The concept hinges on factors that are not commonly acknowledged or agreed upon in the business community or elsewhere for that matter. For one, how do you define leadership? And how is leadership differentiated from management?


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Organizations Thrive When Leaders Trust Their Employees

Posted by  Doug Wolf

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You can tell me what to do or how to do it, but not both. That’s a phrase I live by. It guides how I delegate and how I encourage others to delegate at Select International.

Micromanagers perplex me. First, absolutely no one enjoys working for a micromanager. Second, how is being a micromanager rewarding or productive?


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4 Ways to Develop an Effective Leadership Team for Your Organization

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

4 ways to develop an effective leadership team.jpgDid you know that around 50% of leaders fail?

Certainly, there is a variety of reasons for these failures. When I think about all of my clients and review some of the literature in the area of leadership failure, a few themes emerge about why leaders fail at such a high percentage.


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4 Lessons from Women Who Show Strong Leadership Qualities

Posted by  Claire McCue

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