When assessing an organization’s talent pool, it’s critical to get a complete overview, which includes screening for leadership derailers. Identifying behaviors that could diminish a person’s ability to influence—or lead—is just as important as identifying positive behaviors. Pinpointing derailers that need to be addressed can provide a developmental roadmap for a person to reach their full leadership potential.
Effective Leadership is Crucial for Organizational Success
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 07:49
There are many factors that contribute to organizational success, but none are as important as effective leadership. A capable leader has the strategic ability to visualize company goals and the skills to motivate, encourage and engage employees to reach—or exceed—those objectives.
When a person exhibits 5 specific behaviors, it’s a strong indication they have the ability to be a successful leader. However, it can be difficult to identify people within an organization that display these 5 essential leadership traits in an objective and efficient manner.
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.