Few would argue that key leadership traits such as authenticity, trust, and inspiration are necessary. But, without the context needed to create meaning or catalyse change, they run the risk of being considered buzzwords. Stories help prevent that from happening, and that's where the power of creating your leadership narrative comes into play.
Many of today's business leaders want to harness the skills and independent thinking of the people on their teams to make intelligent business decisions. Here are seven common mistakes leaders make when asking questions, and how they should phrase them instead.
Simon Gray, Chair of the The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Business Committee, outlines some of the skills required to make a successful transition from the finance department to boardroom.
Innovation provides much needed solutions in a fast-changing world. Tanuj Kapilashrami explains why leaders are increasingly shifting their focus towards a true culture of inclusion across their organisations to drive diversity and innovation.
A growing number of industry spaces are at risk against a bevy of influences brought on by new technology and new business competitors whose aims are as disruptive as they are ambitious. So what do these disruptive forces mean for your executive career, and your company today?
In a recent survey, employees considered 'purpose' to be more than twice as important, on average, as traditional motivators such as compensation and career advancement. How do you clearly articulate organisational purpose and execute the actions needed to deliver on it?
A mindset dictates the information you take in and use to make sense of and navigate situations you encounter - it drives what you do and why. Which ones should you help your leaders develop?
Overcoming the current talent gap in the Canadian Power Utility sector has become a priority for every board of directors.
TRANSEARCH International Toronto partner The Bedford Consulting Group highlights the tremendous challenges ahead as the sector works to keep pace with digital change and adopt new technologies in the name of efficiency, environmental responsibility and innovation.
Leaders are re-imagining their workforce models to explore how technology, expanded work settings, and talent can be used to address disruptive forces that are shaping the future of work. Many are re-evaluating their talent profiles, including how they measure the skill sets required for success in the future.
"Continuous learning in the workplace must become the new norm if individuals and organisations want to stay ahead. This places more demand than ever on leaders to take on a new role they might initially find unfamiliar - that of learning facilitator-in-chief."