How Mindfulness Improves Executive Coaching
September 17 | David Brendel, MD, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Leading Minds Executive & Personal Coaching | Comments (0)
The benefits of mindfulness meditation for business leaders are increasingly appreciated and confirmed by empirical research. Executives and high performing professionals increasingly use meditation to manage stress, maintain strategic focus, enhance cognitive performance, promote emotional intelligence, and improve interpersonal relationships. Meditation programs are increasingly offered in the workplace to promote these benefits.
Every Manager Needs to Practice Two Types of Coaching
September 17 | Dick Grote, Author, How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals | Comments (0)
If the traditional performance appraisal still rules, what has changed? There’s demand for more-frequent conversations. Both studies discovered that companies are putting far more emphasis on increasing the quality and frequency of the feedback managers are providing their employees.
How Companies Are Using Simulations, Competitions, and Analytics to Hire
September 17 | Dennis Carey, Vice Chairman, Korn/Ferry International | Comments (0)
While the notion of “corporate tryouts” is still in its infancy, the tools available to corporations to cast a wide net for talent and then directly measure relevant skills are now becoming widely available. This trend creates an opportunity for any business that relies on people for its success—which is to say, all businesses—to dramatically improve its ability to attract and hire outstanding talent from non-traditional sources.
The 4 Mistakes Most Managers Make with Analytics
September 15 | Catherine Tucker | Comments (0)
There is a lot of hype surrounding data and analytics. Firms are constantly exhorted to set strategies in place to collect and analyze big data, and warned about the potential negative consequences of not doing so. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently suggested that companies sit on a treasure trove of customer data but for the most part do not know how to use it. In this article we explore why.
How an Analytics Mindset Changes Marketing Culture
September 15 | Adele K. Sweetwood, Vice President, Americas Marketing and Support, SAS Institute | Comments (0)
The most significant culture shift today for marketing teams is adopting an analytical marketing approach. Change has been forced on us, due to the steady creation of new digital channels that have affected customer expectations. The problem is that while marketers are thinking differently about their data, in many cases they’re not acting differently based on what the data is telling them.
Maximize Your Learning in Short-Term Assignments
September 15 | John Coleman, Author | Comments (0)
The number of short-term assignments in companies has been increasing, and the trend is expected to continue. Within large corporations, secondments, short-term transfers, and functional or geographic management rotation programs often thrust full-time employees into short-term jobs. Many companies employ temps or interns to supplement those working full-time. Even consultants may engage with a client for a period of weeks or months.
Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs
September 15 | Josh Bersin | Comments (0)
Since we now expect learning to be as simple and compelling as watching YouTube, hundreds of video-based content providers and MOOCs offer free bite-sized content for us to consume on our phones while sitting in the coffee shop or standing in the subway. But corporate learning management systems remain slow, hard to use, and difficult to maintain. They’re getting in the way of employee development instead of supporting it.