Letters to a Young Middle Manager
Without a strong middle, organizations will fail. And yet, organizations often do not spend budget or energy on developing it. There seems to be an assumption that a leader who achieves that position already has what they need to succeed, when in fact that is most often just wishful thinking.
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The Coaching Conundrum Report 2016
Organizations and leaders worldwide are struggling to reap the rewards that coaching promises. Our findings paint a puzzling picture of good intentions, missed opportunities, and conflicting messages about the importance of coaching of employees by managers. We’re faced with a coaching conundrum.
The Challenges of Leading in a Regulatory Environment
With many financial services organisations facing large fines for mis-selling, non-compliance, tax avoidance and rate fixing – this sector has undergone close scrutiny with regard to its ethics, accountability, compliance and customer focus. Together...
Performance Management: Assess or Unleash Research Report
Along with the research report we invite you to watch a recording of the webinar in which Fraser Marlow and Kristen Bakalar (co-authors of the report), discuss the findings and insights. Download the InfoGraphic...
Leadership Lessons from a Gorilla, a Zoo, a Concerned Parent and a 3-Year-Old Boy
Compassion is one of the most underrated leadership qualities today. It can propel motivation, performance, devotion and learning in profound ways. Compassionate leaders inspire people with purpose, hope, optimism and energy because, by nature of compassion, they resonate, empathize and connect more with others.
LadyDay is Everyday
In a recent Google shareholders call, a small thing happened that has big implications. Google’s CFO, Ruth Porat, answered a question posed to her by a caller. In posing his question, the shareholder referred to Porat as “The Lady CFO” making a choice, consciously or unconsciously, to amend her title with a gender designation. Porat answered the question as articulately as any highly credentialed CFO of a Fortune 500 firm would do. And while perhaps there was nothing notable about her response otherwise, what happened in its aftermath is quite remarkable.
Why a New Pair of Jeans May Be More Compelling than Employee Engagement
We know that engagement surveys alone will not impact engagement levels. The commitment must extend beyond the survey itself to clearly communicating the purpose of the survey and acting on its findings at work. Otherwise your employees will rightfully see the effort as inauthentic. In a world of survey overload, when it comes to employee engagement, do more than simply, “check the box.”
Rate Wine Not People: Performance Management 2016
Join us for a 60-min webinar as we hear from two organizations, Ste. Michelle Wineries and Symetra, who are in the process of transforming their Performance Management system. They have two different perspectives, and are both achieving the results they desired.
The Coaching Conundrum
Join Anita Leto at the 2016 ATD – LA Talent Development Essentials Conference, as she further explores the most recent BlessingWhite research that connects coaching practices to organizational and team performance.
Leading Technical People+ Open Session at Disney Consumer Products
Leaders of technical people have their hands full: Do more with less Hire and retain top talent Innovate to move the business forward BlessingWhite’s 2013 research has confirmed that these are just some of...