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How Leadership Training Provides a Competitive Edge

  
  
  
How Leadership Training Provides a Competitive Edge

Competitive advantage occurs when an organization acquires or develops an attribute or combination of attributes that allows it to outperform its competitors. - Wikipedia

How to Boost Employee Development with Mentoring

  
  
  
employee development and mentoring

Every industry—and in fact, most every company—has a unique set of needs when it comes to recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent. But across the board, employee development can be bolstered by a common support: mentoring.

Do Your Business Leaders Display Innovation Skills?

  
  
  
innovation skills

We all know innovation is essential for driving business growth and helping to differentiate your organization from key competitors. But it’s not enough to simply talk about innovation, or urge employees to “think outside the box.”

Workplace Productivity and Team Performance during Summer Months

  
  
  
team performance in summer

It’s happening right now, in offices all across the country. Employees are zoning out. Taking longer lunches. Swapping their favorite recipes for guacamole and pasta salad instead of sharing the latest traffic reports.

Top 5 Challenges to Leadership Team Development

  
  
  
leadership team development

Effective leadership is invaluable to a company and its employees. Strong leaders increase employee engagement and productivity, while reducing turnover rates and fueling cultures of innovation.

4 Business Leadership Traits that Earn Credibility

  
  
  
credibility in business leadership

Lots of articles have been written on the subject of credibility in business leadership. You may have read how body language and tone of voice can affect your colleagues’ perceptions of you. Chances are you’ve seen some firsthand examples of managers losing credibility after being dishonest, inappropriate, or lax. The fact is, credibility takes months to build and only a moment to destroy. Each day presents a new opportunity to garner trust and confidence from your teams.  

Who Should Own Leadership Talent Development?

  
  
  
talent development

Who should own leadership talent development? The short answer is everyone. But making sure succession planning is an effective, ongoing process—versus a series of disjointed programs—requires strategy and sustained buy-in at all levels. Here’s how different groups can step up to the plate and assume the necessary roles:

5 Fast Facts about Leadership Development

  
  
  
leadership development

ASTD estimates that U.S. companies spent upwards of $164 billion on training and development in 2012. But leadership development only accounted for 13.5 percent of that figure. Here are five fast facts to illustrate why organizations should be doing more:

Managing Millennials: Online Employee Training Programs for Gen Y

  
  
  
managing millennials and intergenerational teams

Our latest white paper on leadership says it all. Most organizations aren’t doing enough to develop their management pipeline—to groom today’s high-performing associates into tomorrow’s senior executives.

5 Brilliant Leadership Blogs to Help Build High-Performance Teams

  
  
  
high performance teams

Last week I commented on an important LinkedIn article from marketing and management executive, John White.  White offered some great tips for business leaders—new and veteran. But his post’s last line, a quote from football legend Vince Lombardi, is maybe the most valuable:

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