The Impact Of Big Data Analytics On Leadership Development

Each year, U.S. businesses spend $20 to 50 billion on leadership training. With that kind of investment, one might assume that the state of American leadership is thriving. But the research tells a different story.

Six Questions Put High-Performing Teams On A Path to Breakthrough Results

Mario Moussa and Derek Newberry, authors of Committed Teams, discovered that teams achieve better outcomes if they answer six questions when setting team goals. Are we really clear about our team’s purpose? A shared purpose held equally by all team members generates passion and inspires mutual commitment. Shared purpose gives clarity when the best laid... Read More »

4 Characteristics of Successful Leadership Development Plans

Leadership development programs are a vital component of successful organizations. The effects of leadership development help with business growth, innovation, and employee engagement and retention. 84% of organizations surveyed¹ expect a leadership shortfall over the next 5 years. But only 5% have implemented leadership development at all levels. Leadership development plans are the number one... Read More »

How Do You Accelerate the Long Cycle of Culture Change

Out With the Old, in With the New Culture change is a long, arduous process. Changing an existing culture is much more difficult than establishing a brand-new culture. Discarding the old values and behaviors, and instilling new ones is a hard task. Managers must ensure that new customs and processes take hold, being watchful of... Read More »

Three Key Factors for Supply Chain Transformation

In our recent webinar, 3 Themes That Will Impact Supply Chain Leaders Now and in the Future, we discussed how optimizing the supply chain promises many benefits. These benefits include reduced costs, improved efficiency, and better relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We also looked at how many enterprises are encountering significant roadblocks to supply... Read More »

How to Create a Change Movement

As companies adapt to a rapidly changing business environment, with shifting players, products, services, and technology, many of them struggle to keep up. Advancement, or even maintenance, can be a challenge in an environment that requires flexibility, adaptability, and real-time decision-making. Technological advancements and market globalization have made change management a vital part of the... Read More »

Why Do Strategic Plans Fail?

The best-laid plans of mice and men, often go awry. Almost every executive can point to an experience when a great idea for strategic change has been conceived perfected, and rolled out, only to fail in the final measure. And the company pays the price, not only in missed opportunities, but also in wasted time,... Read More »

People Analytics and the Power of Data

  People analytics, the data analysis related to human resources within an organization, is becoming far more prevalent among forward-thinking companies. A recent study by Forbes1 showed that 69% of companies surveyed were in the process of integrating data to create a people analytics database – up from 10-15% in previous years. This represents a seismic... Read More »

Leadership Is A Movement, Not A Mandate

  By Alan Todd We’re in a time of unprecedented change for companies, and that pace of change is only accelerating. In years past, it might take a Fortune 500 company 20 years to reach a $1 billion valuation. Today, valuations soar within months of launch. The average lifespan of an S&P 500 company was... Read More »

3 Steps To Ignite The Passion Of Millennial Employees

By Alan Todd Millennials – that oft-discussed group of people born between the 1980s and early 2000s – now make up the majority of employees at large corporations, but they continue to bear the brunt of jokes about workplace communication and collaboration habits. Yes, it’s true that millennials don’t like to use their desk phone.... Read More »