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The Dark Side of Leadership: 11 Reasons Leaders Fail

A lot of our clients have asked us, why have you chosen Hogan Assessments as your preferred assessment for identifying leaders? After doing research and seeing the results, we feel the Hogan Leader Basis Series is one of the best predictors of executive leadership personality. Within the Leader Basis Series it evaluates people on seven- … Continued

Are Performance Reviews Biased?

If you’re not a fan of performance reviews and you’re a woman, there is evidence you have every right to be frustrated. It turns out women receive vague feedback, that’s not tied to measurable goals, more often than men. According to Stanford University professor Shelley Correll, 60% of men and just 40% of women had … Continued

Human Capital Trends

The focus of this year’s Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends – Leading the social enterprise: Reinvent with a human focus – is about reinventing the workplace through a human focused lens. A telling data point is the response from CEOs on their most important measure of success for 2019, the top issue is “impact on society, … Continued

7 New Leadership Books of 2019

As 2019 winds down we took a look at some of the new books on leadership we enjoyed reading over the past year. We selected a few to share with you in case you have some time for reading over the holidays. Below are our seven picks for new leadership books of 2019 to check … Continued

Top 5 Soft Skills For Leaders

Every executive has no doubt heard the term ‘soft skills’ quite a bit lately. Just look at Google Trends for the term, and you’ll see that in the past year and a half, the search volume for the term has quadrupled from 2013. What has made soft skills top of mind? And what are the … Continued

Building Digital Skills For Executives

With the speed of digital transformation, companies are struggling to maintain a competitive advantage. Customer expectations are changing and business models are changing, and hiring the right executives or retraining existing executives is easier said than done.  A recent Heidrick & Struggles report looks at ways of building digital skills for executives. As executives look … Continued

Should You Convince a Key Employee to Stay?

A key employees has come to you to let you know they have been offered a role at another company. Or perhaps they are letting you know that they are starting to look for a new position. Either way, you have a decision to make, should you convince a key employee to stay. A contributing … Continued

Executive Lateral Thinking

We know that executives are required to have a broad base of business knowledge. From financial matters to sales and marketing to operations. Additionally, their ability to demonstrate soft skills such as communication, flexibility, conflict resolution, problem solving, and positive attitude among others is paramount to success. A term that has increasingly come to be … Continued

Create Effective Intercommunication

Do you see communication issues in your company that are potentially impacting the business? Perhaps between sales and marketing, or product and engineering? Getting everyone to align in support of the company and not their personal or departmental needs is how you build sustainable growth. But reminding everyone they are on the same team is … Continued

Using an Executive Coach

The idea of using an executive coach can be foreign to new organizational leaders. Yet as with elite athletes and entertainers, the use of coaches for professional leaders has become more common. To excel and take your already strong skill set to another level, you need an outside perspective that understands your style and can … Continued