Leadership and Business Roadmap – May 2023
“SPONSORS TAKE EVERYTHING THEY KNOW ABOUT YOU—EVERYTHING THEY KNOW YOU WANT TO DO, WHAT YOU WANT TO BE—AND THEY WILL USE THEIR VOICE FOR YOU IN THE ROOM THAT YOU’RE NOT IN.”
WELCOME TO MAY!
As leaders in today’s competitive business environment, it’s essential to support and develop the high-potential, high-performing individuals within our organizations. One way we can accomplish this is through sponsorship.
According to a 2023 Ernst & Young article, “Individuals who are sponsored are 65% more likely to be satisfied with their rate of advancement.” As sponsors, we have the opportunity to support and guide our top talent in reaching their career goals. We can do this by providing them with more exposure to senior leaders and recommending them for exciting opportunities they might not have otherwise been aware of.
It's crucial as leaders and sponsors that we practice equitable sponsorship, promoting inclusivity and creating an environment in which all employees can grow and succeed in their careers. You can read more about the benefits of equitable sponsorship here in an article written by Skillsoft's Head of Global Content for the Leadership and Business Portfolio, Anju Choudhary.
To hone your sponsorship skills and discover new approaches, I recommend checking out the informative resources on sponsorship available in Percipio. Additionally, as you explore our library of leadership and business courses, books, audiobooks, and summaries, I encourage you to consider how you can use these resources to help those you sponsor thrive in their careers.
Our commitment to providing valuable resources for business professionals never stops. Every month, we're thrilled to unveil fresh courses that focus on popular business skills. Keep an eye out for these upcoming courses that will soon be added to our collection!
Monthly Middle Monday Mindful Meditation
Have you had a chance to experience our Monthly Middle Monday Mindful Meditation (MMMMM) sessions? They’re a great way to break up your day, clear your mind, and return to work feeling refreshed and refocused.
Join us for a 30-minute session of mindfulness and meditation with Florian Brody, an expert Zen practitioner. Through this session, you'll learn about the significance of mindful meditation and its potential benefits for stress management and self-awareness. After the discussion, Brody will lead a guided meditation and conclude with a Q&A session to answer any queries you may have.
The next session is on May 15th at 12 PM EST, so make sure to mark your calendar and secure your spot for this enlightening experience.
We've curated an incredible lineup of captivating topics that are sure to leave you inspired. Get ready to be immersed in fascinating discussions that are both thought-provoking and relevant to your interests.
Get ready to elevate your leadership skills to new heights! Mark your calendars now to ensure you don't miss any of these impactful Leadercamps.
OFF THE SHELF BOOK CLUB
ASIAN-AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS (AAPI) MONTH
Throughout the month of May, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources that celebrate the countless contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and thought leaders.
Visit OFF THE SHELF today to leverage the discussion questions for either of these bookshelves.
LEADING THROUGH CHANGE MONTH
In business, change is guaranteed and it’s critical to help team members navigate through any challenges or obstacles during times of transition. For Leading Through Change Month, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources to help you effectively lead your team through a transformational change.