With the right approach, you can develop your own leadership skills, writes Gwen Moran. It's important to get feedback on your current performance, take online classes for guidance and develop your presence as a leader.
Women hold a relatively low percentage of CEO posts at top companies, despite studies showing the clear business benefits of diversity, said Elissa Sangster, executive director of the Forté Foundation. Companies that want to help more women get top jobs need to reach out to female employees who are just starting their careers and outline a path to leadership, Sangster writes.
by Chris Edmonds, HR People & Strategy, September 14, 2016
Company culture is one of the most important business topics of 2016, according to research from Deloitte. "Creating a purposeful, positive, productive culture must be a strategic imperative for your organization -- driven by senior leaders, supported by HR," Chris Edmonds writes.
Humility is a “foundational virtue,” the one virtue from which all the others arise and the one that makes all of them possible. "If you want to be a better leaders, you must start by becoming a better person," Rob Jenkins writes.
The best leaders are those who are curious without being superior and who look to share the credit, writes Marlene Chism. Such leaders also don't try to "fix" people, she argues, but they do confront poor performance and help employees find their own answers.
Leaders have the power to change business culture and show employees that it's all right to strive for work-life balance, said Tracey Massey, president of Mars Chocolate in North America. "There's absolutely no reason why you can't have a career and a great family," said Massey, who sets an example by leaving the office at 3 p.m. to attend her daughter's soccer games.
by Kim Peters & Ann Nadeau, Fortune, October 12, 2016
Trustworthy leadership does more to keep employees satisfied than pay and perks do, research from consulting firm Great Place to Work indicates. The research shows that employees "are 10 times more likely to call their workplace great when they say their leaders are honest and ethical," write Kim Peters and Ann Nadeau of Great Place to Work.