The business context is changing rapidly, and leadership development needs to change right along with it. If not, it risks becoming ineffective at preparing leaders for today’s digital economy. According to recent Fortune survey, only 7% of Fortune 500 CEOs believe their companies are building effective global leaders, while just 10% think that their leadership development initiatives have clear business impact.Read more
In a recent survey we conducted of more than 1,000 C-level executives, the biggest concern raised surrounded leadership, specifically developing “Next Gen” leaders. The survey also revealed that only 41% of executives rate their organisation’s current leadership development as high-performing.Read more
Over the past two and a half years, Skillsoft has been on a transformational mission, which has included launching many new innovative products, including our Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, Digital Transformation content portfolio and Skillsoft Leadership Development Program. Read more
Introverts rock. People often think that a big, vibrant personality is needed to succeed in the workplace. That just is not true. Often it is the quietest people who have the loudest minds.
The world is starting to awaken to the power of introverted leaders.Read more
Will we see a time when robots replace managers?
For a bad or absent manager, this might be an excellent example of progress. However, assuming we are talking about good managers, there is no substitute for direct human-to-human, face-to-face interaction. Read more
We need to think differently about leadership development in the modern organization, and this involves a significant departure from how organizations viewed it in the past. By its very nature, leadership is emergent, collaborative, and relational. It’s only natural that leadership development programs should reflect these same qualities.Read more
In recent years the way organisations look at leadership, and leadership development in particular, has changed. It’s less ad hoc and more strategic with the role of leadership shifting towards a more transformative one.Read more
The effective execution of business goals and strategies is mission critical for every organization. And yet, why do so many organizations fail in this?
Most often it stems from one of three things:
- A breakdown in interpersonal relationships (communication or motivation, for example)
- Failure to understanding (problem-solving or business acumen, for example)
- Failure of competence (project management or negotiation skills, for example)
In short – the failure is a result of an employee lacking key business skills and competencies.Read more
By Tara O’Sullivan
These are sobering stats about women in India:
In slightly better news, a report from Grant Thornton shows that the proportion of women occupying top leadership positions in domestic companies increased from 17% in 2017 to 20% in 2018.Read more
By Heide Abelli
Consider this – by 2025 Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce, 45% of whom state that they receive no formal leadership development.
As alarming as this statistic is, it tells only part of the story.Read more