Teaming & Leadership Development

What Can Corporations Learn About Leadership Development from the Boy Scouts?


I am proud to say that my son recently achieved the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts. Referred to in an August Wall Street Journal article as the "Ph.D. of boyhood", only about 4% of all scouts attain this rank Those who do are rightly recognized for their accomplishment and take away life-long leadership [...]

Where Are Firms Investing in Leader Development Now?


Organizations increased their investment in leadership development some 14% in 2012 over the previous year according to industry research. This marks the most significant increase in years. How are they allocating this investment? Leaders at All Levels More investment is being directed down the management chain. With limited investment at lower levels of leadership over [...]

Are You a Dishonest Leader? The February Test


Integrity. It seems that nearly every organizational competency model or values statement includes the word “integrity”. Commonly defined as a “firm adherence to a code of moral or ethical values or honesty”, it goes without saying that integrity or honesty is an important value for leaders at all levels of an organization to demonstrate. Unfortunately, [...]

Top Companies for Leaders – What Really Matters?


Fortune Magazine and Aon Hewitt recently announced the 2011 Top Companies for Leaders. The results are based on a comparative evaluation of company submitted information on practices related to attracting, developing and retaining leaders. Top Companies for Leaders has been published nearly every year since 2002, with several companies consistently appearing on the list including [...]

Learning on the Edge: 5 Growing Trends That Are Driving Learning and Development Now


Trend # 5: Learning is a Contact Sport - Will e-learning and social media ever fully replace the traditional classroom instructor-led learning environment? Not likely. Face-to-face engagement with learners enables a uniquely human connection, one in which communication can occur on multiple levels and visceral emotional connectedness can be created. Today, effective classroom training is [...]

Learning on the Edge: 5 Growing Trends Driving Learning and Development Today


Trend #4 Microlearning: How We Get Information Today Neuroscientists, who have long tried to crack the code on how learning occurs in the brain, tell us that small bursts of information repetitively presented over a period of time help us to embed information in our short-term memories. Under the right conditions and with enough time, [...]

Learning on the Edge: 5 Growing Trends that are Driving Learning and Development Now


Trend #3 Moving to Mobile: Learning Wherever As a result of the proliferation of mobile devices - Google is projecting smartphone growth at 30% per year - mobile learning is getting deserved attention by an increasing number of organizations. A recent survey found that 50% of all responding organizations are planning some mobile learning applications [...]

Learning on the Edge: 5 Growing Trends That Are Driving Learning and Development Now


Trend # 2: Social Learning: Leveraging Social Media for the Way We Work Today Yesterday, it was the chance meeting at the “water cooler” that gave employees the opportunity to exchange information and perhaps even problem solve, should a new “situation” occur. Today, technology and changing demographics have converged to present a “supercharged water cooler” [...]

Learning on the Edge: 5 Growing Trends That Are Driving Learning and Development Now


Trend #1 -- Learning Reality: Differentiating What You Want the Learner to Do vs. Know The setting was a Q&A session with a panel of corporate learning executives at a university-sponsored symposium on executive education. The question from an audience participant pertained to the importance of an academic grounding as a foundation to corporate learning. [...]