The average age that managers get leadership training is 42, which is about ten years after they begin supervising people. 95% of employers believe leadership development should begin by the age 21. This means that we begin to train leaders 21 years too late. WorkTrends found that companies that scored the highest in offering their employees training and development were 40% higher in employee engagement scores than those companies that scored the lowest in their T & D offerings. A 2014 University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School study in conjunction with the Human Capital Institute found that 85% of executives surveyed said there was an “urgent need to step up leadership development.” So how do we prepare our organization to build effective leaders?
California Updates to Workplace Harassment Laws
Anti-harassment laws are always changing. New requirements stemming from the #MeToo movement strengthen harassment protections, while others clear up ambiguities in laws that were passed in prior years
Knowing how to work productively with other people is crucial to achieving professional success and continuing to grow over time. Consequently, experts in business and leadership have been increasingly interested in exploring the concept of emotional intelligence over recent years. By understanding the way you and others feel and applying your skills in managing emotions, you may pave the way toward the next steps in your career.
Leading in a World of Diversity
Today's businesses rely heavily on departments that run smoothly and align closely with the needs of the rest of the organization. Leadership and workers need to be on the same page when setting objectives, completing projects and planning for future growth. As time passes, however, an inevitable challenge for maintaining cohesion has arisen in many workplaces.
For an organization to grow and thrive, it needs strong leaders who have both a deep understanding of their industry and a broad array of soft skills. A successful manager must be able to keep a team organized, motivated and on track toward fulfilling a company's goals. One of the most effective ways for a manager to pull people together for a common purpose is using the techniques called Positive Assertiveness. This approach is all about demanding quality work from the people under your supervision while maintaining a collegial atmosphere.