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Why Leadership Development Programs Don't Work (And What Does)

Leadership development should be approached like a fitness routine.<p>Companies in the United States spend more than $14 billion each year on leadership development. The market need is obviously there. But is any of this working? In some cases, yes absolutely, but more often than not, I see a lot of …

In 2017, We Have Questions. Does Astrology Have The Answers?

The ancient art of astrology feels fresher than ever in these turbulent times, as its practitioners find new platforms and new audiences in search of answers.<p><b>“We don't know</b> why it works, I'll put it right out there right now,” Susan Miller, arguably the most famous astrologer currently working, …

This is the No. 1 trait of great leaders, says a Wharton professor who's studied thousands of executives

The less you care about your own success, the more successful you will be.<p>That's according to Adam Grant, organizational psychologist, top-rated …

Want More Out Of Your Life? Take Leadership Over These 2 Critical Areas

More success starts with more ownership. Namely, ownership of your personal and financial habits.<p>When someone says leadership who, or what, first comes to mind?<p>Maybe you envision a quarterback calling a play, an executive working the podium, or, if you're like me, you think of your parents. My dad …

Leadership

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders

Where are you, in your own journey as a leader, in relation to these characteristics?<p>If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are …

The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead.<p>Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits …

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style

How she turned her company around is reason alone to call this debate over.<p>In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It …

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be the start of a horribly nerdy joke is simply a scene that could happen any evening at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And it did recently when I visited …

Leadership

Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images.<p>They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees …

The Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out

Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes--a direct report's anxious questions, your …

Surrounded By Women: Sodexo CEO Michel Landel On Leadership

Every day, Sodexo CEO Michel Landel awakens to a world in which his international $14.5 billion market cap food services and facilities management company will service 75 million consumers at 35,000-plus sites in 80 countries with an employee base of 130-nationalities among 425,000 people. The vast …

The 10 Most Popular Leadership Stories Of 2016

These are the leadership stories you read and shared the most this year.<p>2016 saw its fair share of changes in the world of leadership. A pretty eventful U.S. presidential election accompanied seismic occurrences, scandals, mishaps, and mistakes in the business world.<p><i>Fast Company</i> covered the low …

No Man Is Above Unconscious Gender Bias In The Workplace - It's "Unconscious"

Imagine you are watching the following scenario take place: A small meeting is being held in a board room. At one end of the table sits a man (we will refer to him as man A) and across from him sitting side by side at the table is another man (man B) and a woman. The three are discussing some …

10 Unique Perspectives On How To Be An Effective Leader (Part 3)

There are many varying perspectives on what great leadership is, the traits necessary for being an effective leader and how to build winning teams. While conducting research for my new book about what the future of leadership development will look like, I have conducted many interviews and gathered …

Leadership

Hillary Clinton Didn’t Shatter the Glass Ceiling. This Is What Broke Instead.

On the Sunday morning before Election Day, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman ever to be nominated by a major party for the American presidency, …

Government

Panel: What does the US election result say about misogyny? | Patricia Williams and others

US elections 2016,Hillary Clinton,Donald Trump,US politics,Feminism,Women,US news,World news<p>Faced with the choice between a qualified woman with flaws and a man who had lied, evaded taxes and faced many sexual assault allegations, voters chose the man

Hillary Clinton

Emotional Intelligence, Generation Z, and the Next Big Leadership Challenge

For one thing, they're a lot less independent than you might think... which is fine if you're a boss, but does mean you'll have to adjust your leadership style accordingly.<p>Generation Z has been called "millennials on steroids." They've been called "the next big retail disrupter." They're the …

Emotional Intelligence

As Work Changes, Leadership Development Has to Keep Up

As work itself is changing, some of the basic tenets of leadership development are being challenged. The very idea of leading people in jobs is changing with the democratization of work and the continued advance of digital technology. These twin forces are moving work beyond the traditional …

Hillary Clinton’s charisma deficit is a common problem for female leaders

Hillary Clinton may be, in the words of Barack Obama, the “most qualified candidate” to ever to seek the presidency, but it’s now commonplace to suggest her leadership leaves something wanting. The Guardian notes that she “lacks authenticity and the kind of charisma required to unite a nation.” The …

Why women who want to be leaders should dye their hair blonde, according to science

Research explains why half the female CEOs of S&P 500 companies are blonde.<p>I wish this were a joke, but it isn't.<p>If you want to be a successful woman, you can have any hair color you like. But if you crave a leadership position, such as elected office, CEO of a large company, or head of a …

Hair

Leadership consists of 4 essential elements

"Leadership can be an incredibly hard concept to define and an even harder quality to learn. There are some who argue that great leaders are born, …

8 Success lessons from Sheryl Sandberg – “Facebook COO and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share15<p>+11<p>Shares 34<p>Sheryl Sandberg, stands as one of the most powerful women in business, today. Becoming the first woman to serve the …

Sheryl Sandberg

Nine non-threatening leadership strategies for women

<i>This post originally appeared at TheCooperReview.com.</i><p>In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.<p>Should men accept …

Feminism

Our male leaders are out of control. Step forward the sensible women | Suzanne Moore

The hysteria unleashed by Brexit is engulfing male politicians in a frenzy of back-stabbing and emotion. Self-controlled female MPs have never looked better<p>We live in hysterical times, according to the men who would govern us. Boris Johnson has described the post-referendum mood as “a kind of …

Andrea Leadsom's leadership speech proved she is a serious contender to be the next prime minister

Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom gave a speech about why she should be the UK's next prime minister and it highlighted why she is growing into a really serious contender.<p>Leadsom — who just a few weeks ago was a total unknown to most people — has emerged as an impressive candidate to take over the …

Andrea Leadsom

Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Leadership

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Charisma