From the Archive: Future Friday: The impending leadership cliff

I am on vacation this week, so I am reposting some of my favorite posts. This post was originally published on October 10, 2014 and was retweeted a good number of times. Obviously our situation has not improved. It is still a critical area of concern that all companies need to pay attention to. Demographics don’t …

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Future Friday: An important study on the Future of Work

Rather than offering my opinion on some aspect of the Future of Work I wanted to make you aware of a 2014 report that I find fascinating. I think it is a study that each of you should read, and re-read, and re-read until its main points sink in. It will make you think. It …

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Future Friday: Training will be critical in the next decade

According to a study conducted by Oxford Economics for SAP on SuccessFactor clients the future for many companies shows them to be unprepared in a number of different areas regarding people, talent, and HR. One area in which these companies reported being behind the curve, from both the executive view and the employee view was …

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Future Friday: The impending leadership cliff

Demographics don’t lie. A well-known fact is that baby-boomers will be gone. Some may hang around longer than others, but the inevitable fact is that they will be gone and with that many leadership positions will go vacant. This leadership cliff is a major threat to the success of many an organization. Leadership talent is …

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Five great quotes on Leadership

I personally think there is a dearth of leadership in the world today. That shortage has been documented. I wrote about it in Future Friday: Leadership is going to be a corporate black hole. I would suggest you read this, but rather than be totally negative again I thought I would offer some inspiration instead. …

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Yes, leaders do influence culture

I came across a very interesting historical story, one that I have never read before. It dealt with the influence on culture that a foreign soldier had on the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. His influence helped George Washington turn around a failing effort to become the premier example of freedom in the world. …

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Future Friday: Leadership is going to be a corporate black hole

In early March 2014 Deloitte published a report written by Jeff Schwartz, Josh Bersin & Bill Pelster that talked about Human Capital Trends. I thought the report was pretty depressing and wrote to that effect in Future Friday: Why the future of HR is so grim! One of the major areas that was revealed in …

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Art for Work’s Sake – Adaptability

Today’s guest blogger is Doug Shaw. He is the Founder and CEO of What Goes Around. He advises a wide range of businesses and business leaders on how to improve employee and customer experiences through smarter work practices. He speaks at conferences all over the world on collaboration, communication and creativity, and he writes about …

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4 Things the Best Managers Do

  Today’s guest post is from Sharlyn Lauby, The HR Bartender. Sharlyn is one of the most respected HR Bloggers there is and is frequently found on those lists that say “you should follow.” She can be found at The HR Bartender. She is also a well-respected consultant, speaker and advisor. I’ve seen a lot …

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