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Employee Engagement Surveys: Are They Legit?

Editor’s Note: The author, Dwight Mihalicz, is a subject expert matter on effective management and hosting a free webinar for Flevy’s audience on Empowerment 4.0.   The focus of Empowerment 4.0 is to help managers of managers understand the elements that need to be in place for effective teams.  Most management training focuses on the “soft skills,” whereas […]

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Employees Quit Managers, not Companies (as Proved by Google)

Editor’s Note: The author, Dwight Mihalicz, is a subject expert matter on effective management and hosting a free webinar for Flevy’s audience on Empowerment 4.0.   The focus of Empowerment 4.0 is to help managers of managers understand the elements that need to be in place for effective teams.  Most management training focuses on the “soft skills,” whereas […]

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Change Adoption Takes Awareness, and That’s Not Easy

This is probably going to sound silly but indulge me for a couple of minutes. Whether you are interested in change adoption at an individual or at an organizational level, awareness is one of the first things, and most important things, you need to nail down. I’m not telling you something you don’t already know. But there […]

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What Does Your Sponsorship Curve Look Like?

“One picture is worth a thousand words.” How can sponsors and change practitioners create a picture of sponsorship? The sponsor holds a critical role in every change initiative. There is ample research that shows the importance of the role and the positive impact that sponsorship has on change success and staff engagement. The impact of […]

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Taking the Road Less Traveled: Building Leadership Credibility

Leadership is the relationship between people who aspire to lead and those who choose whether or not to follow. Leadership hinges on the leader’s credibility which is difficult to build and easy to lose. CEOs of BP, Wells Fargo and Volkswagen have learned that tough lesson through high-profile scandals that can swiftly damage their reputations. […]

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What’s the Best Way to Manage and Communicate with Virtual Teams?

The number of people working remotely has been increasing progressively across the globe.  An employee benefits report narrates that around 60% companies in the US offer telecommuting opportunities.  Telecommuting not only benefits people but also presents several advantages for organizations.  Research has attributed an increase in savings of around $2000 per employee each year on […]

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Leadership 2.0: 6 Leadership Mindsets Defined

There isn’t one leadership approach that can guarantee success in every situation. Leadership necessitates an assortment of methodologies that leaders can use based on the circumstances—ranging from being self-centric to helping the humanity.  In order to develop effective teams, inculcate a sense of teamwork, and make a positive impact, leaders need to be aware of […]

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What Are the Requisite Leadership Competencies (and Leadership Potentials) of an Effective Leader?

The use of behavioral competencies in appraising the skills and potential of leaders is a norm in organizations large and small.  The competency models are omnipresent owing to several reasons—a shared vocabulary to convey the expectations from people, a basis for Performance Management planning, and a means to express the parameters for career advancement.  However, […]

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Change Management: A Glimpse into the “Influence Model”

Business Transformation initiatives are complex undertakings that aren’t easy to manage.  In fact, data suggests most transformation efforts globally to have ended up in failure. That’s predominantly because organizations find it challenging to make their people accept change.  Most of the large-scale change initiatives are typically executed without focusing much on the human element—bolstering the people’s […]

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Are Your Leaders Cognizant of the 10 Principles of Strategic Leadership?

One of the major necessities of this information age involves developing leadership that is capable of guiding organizations through challenging times.  A vast majority of executives at most organizations are exceptional in handling routine operations; however, finding leaders proficient in transforming the ways of doing business and tackling unique problems is not easy. The paucity […]

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Leading the Managers and Managing the Leaders

It’s rare to attend a course about leadership and don’t find a traditional activity about “What are the differences between a leader and a manager?” Then, groups start finding out those differences. So what? While pursuing my MBA, I had two elective modules to go for so I chose Leadership and Entrepreneurship. In the first […]

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Making the Right Decision: Is your Decision Making Style Giving You the Results You Want?

Decision making is the selection of a procedure to weigh alternatives and find a solution to a problem. There is no right or wrong way to making decisions. Yet, decisions can always affect organizations. It is important that organizations understand how Decision Making Styles can affect the ultimate result. The Decision Making Survey A new […]

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