“Projects and programs are the core of any organization’s strategic initiatives—they are how change happens. Having the talent to implement those initiatives successfully is the critical capability that gives organizations a competitive advantage to navigate through necessary change.” – PMI®’s Pulse of the Profession, 9th Global Annual Project Management Survey
Effective execution of strategic goals and supporting tactical objectives is essential to maintain and expand a competitive advantage. Read more
A recent Gartner global survey of over 800 HR leaders found that 47% of all respondents struggle to develop effective leaders in their organizations. This problem – ineffective development of leaders – ranked higher than any other problem associated with current and future leadership bench strength.Read more
Australian women are highly educated, but are being held back in the workplace and in public life. We are failing to translate women’s education into workplace participation. This is a real waste of human potential and a drag on our national productivity.” Louise McSorley, Acting Director Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
Before we even begin talking about this, I want to highlight some key numbers.Read more
As we transition to the new year, it’s time to change the way we talk about digital transformation. It’s time we put more actions in place to accelerate transformation. We’ve exhausted the explanations, the reasons for, and repeatedly discussed why organizations need to transform digitally.Read more
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