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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6 Ways to become a better interviewer right now

What’s the goal when you sit down to an interview? It’s your job to make sure that the interaction flows reasonably smoothly, keep the questions brief,  and give the candidate an opportunity to show his or her true capability for … Continue reading

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Women Excel at Managing Diversity

Women in key positions within matrixed work environments may be better prepared for growth in the global economy throughout the coming century. As industries grow globally and face more and more diverse challenges, they may find that their key female … Continue reading

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Career Development Programs Growing in Relevance for the Today’s Workforce

Many employers mistakenly believe that their employees are leaving the company for more pay, but in actuality, a pay increase only accounts for 12% of employee job changes. More and more, financial compensation is becoming just one of many incentives … Continue reading

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