Generation Z enters the workforce

As Generation Z prepares to enter the workforce, many employers are asking, “How can we prepare? What can we expect from this generation, as opposed to Millennials?” Ryan Jenkins, a columnist and speaker who helps organizations engage with younger generations … Continue reading

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Good business judgment—how crucial is it?

The underlying skills that contribute to good business judgment can be identified and learned to some degree. The leadership consulting group, DDI, recently pulled together assessments on over 15,000 high-potential leaders and determined 4 common skills on those exhibiting a … Continue reading

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Does (management) practice make perfect? The role of tenure in growing leaders

While the path a developing leader can be unpredictable, complex and offer different types of challenges, the one thing they have in common is experience on the job. Everyone knows that becoming a good leader takes plenty of time—to grow … Continue reading

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Identifying new avenues to promote women upward

Women, on the whole, possess more of the “soft skills” valued at higher levels of leadership (empathy, conflict management, etc.), where influence can be more effective for forward motion than raw power. Yet, women continue to be under-represented at all, … Continue reading

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Empathy as a Measure of Corporate Success

Empathy is emerging as a top indicator for corporate success, according to the Harvard Business Review’s 2016 Empathy Index. Empathy, the understanding of your impact on others and willingness to make a change accordingly, touches all facets of the business … Continue reading

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Assessment Tools Ranked in Top 3 of Importance for Talent Acquisition

As 2017 approaches, companies are reassessing their talent acquisition needs and budgets. In preparation, LinkedIn completed a comprehensive survey of human resource professionals and compiled their findings in their “Global Recruiting Trends 2017” report. According to their blog, “The report … Continue reading

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Can Rational Thinking be Taught?

Rationality, the ability to be make judgments and decisions in a fact-based and reasonable manner, is different from intelligence and, in fact, may have little to do with rationality.  Someone can have an intelligent and quick mind, but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Secret of the Chicago Cubs’ Success? Hiring the Person, not the Performance

As hard as it is for someone from St. Louis to say the words, “World Series-champion Chicago Cubs,” you do have to hand it to them for breaking “the curse of the goat.”  Was this just luck, or a matter … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for a leadership deficit?

2015 marked a 16-year high for CEOs that left their current position, leaving the boards of those companies to fill the vacancy as best they can. And, more and more, businesses are not prepared for this eventuality in their senior … Continue reading

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Amanda Wellford joins the Leadership Alliance team

Leadership Alliance wants to welcome the newest member of our team, Amanda Wellford. Amanda comes to us with an impressive background, working with small businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies, to implement best-in-class talent management services for over 15 … Continue reading

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