Too often, leadership development, and assessment, only focus on upper management positions. Many businesses overlook the benefit of identifying and cultivating leaders in all levels of their business, which can provide stability during times of change and can actually create a more productive and engaged workforce.
By developing leaders at all levels of business, you can help minimize disruptions during times of change. When a CEO or other high-level position unexpectedly leaves, it can create confusion among employees, affecting productivity and morale.
Identify Future Leaders Through Objective Leadership Assessment
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 07:20
With hundreds of employees, it can be hard to identify people who have the potential to successfully lead your business into the future. To properly assess leadership competencies within your organization, you need to take an objective approach to evaluate employees’ behaviors and discover people with traits that align with your organizational goals.
Identifying Growth and Development Opportunities with Leadership Team Assessments
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 02:00
Today’s organizations will leaders who possess the skills to navigate complex business situations and manage cross-border teams effectively. However, recent studies show that the four most important leadership skills – strategic planning, change management, the ability to lead employees, and the ability to inspire loyalty – are lacking in today’s managers and executives. Of the many causes for this shortage of leadership skills in organizations, poor organizational strategies for identifying, recruiting, and developing leaders was a top concern.
How Does Your Emotional Quotient Impact Your Leadership Qualities?
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 09:50
One of the many buzzwords you hear thrown about in discussions of what makes a good leader is “emotional quotient”, though you may be more familiar with the related phrase “emotional intelligence”. Your emotional quotient, which may be loosely thought of as your ability to empathize and connect with those around you, is an important factor that contributes to your performance as a leader.
How Prioritizing Leadership Qualities Can Improve Performance
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 23:10
There are many things that go in to improving performance in the business world. On an individual level this can take many concrete forms, such as improving your time management, setting measurable targets to give focus and increase motivation, and managing available resources more judiciously. But beyond this, prioritizing leadership qualities can also lead to improved performance, often in profound ways. This is in some sense self-evident, but it is worth considering exactly how and why this is true.
Creating a Comparative Analysis with Leadership Team Assessments
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 23:00
Leadership assessments and leadership team assessments are useful tools to evaluate how well an individual or group of individuals are performing. But a comprehensive professional leadership assessment can go much further by means of comparative analysis.
How Does Leadership Coaching Develop Strong Leaders?
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 22:40
Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of leadership coaching in developing strong leaders. In fact, coaching has been found to be so effective that 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies now work regularly with executive coaches. Here are just a few ways leadership coaching helps create more effective leaders.
Using Leadership Assessment to Facilitate Succession Planning
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 09:50
Effective leaders are critical to the success of any organization. Good leaders build strong teams, motivate employees to perform their best, and help foster a work environment that is continuously aligned with the organization's goals and values. Poor leaders, on the other hand, are associated with low productivity, decreased employee morale, and high rates of attrition.
How to Instill Enablement Focus with Leadership Assessment
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 08:30
The importance of enablement focus to business success is increasingly thrown about as a concept, but sometimes it is difficult to know where to start because, like with so many new ideas, it is still evolving and is often poorly conceived and explained. Since enablement is so intertwined with leadership, a team leadership assessment can give valuable insight into which of your employees are best suited to making it happen.
Want Your Business to Flourish? Develop These Key Competencies
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 08:00
Just as a pilot requires a specific set of skills to fly a plane, a business leader must possess certain qualities in order to ensure the success of an organization. Below, we'll explore four key competencies that define an effective leader: team management, networking, decision making, and marketing strategy.