Imagine this situation: the vice president of the U.S. asks you to take an important executive job, but you don’t feel qualified and refuse to take it. The job? Leading a team of thousands in a $20 billion, decade-long effort to put a man on the moon.
The current business climate has executives seeking more employees with a broader range of business expertise. The constant wave of disruption and innovation from competitors is a call to action for business acumen excellence.
With so many moving parts to consider (i.e., individual skill sets, departmental structures, technological applications and beyond), learning leaders’ own personal development can become a difficult process to stay on top of.
Leadership is one of the most common topics organizations provide training in, spending over $1.5 million just on external leadership courses in 2016.
What are the soft skills that young employees are missing that their older colleagues value the most? They can be boiled down to some key behaviors in three “old-fashioned” categories: professionalism, critical thinking and followership.
Have you ever left an important conversation and felt like you weren’t talking about the same topic? How many times have you wondered what the other person was thinking?
Knowing how your behavior affects others helps you adjust it when needed, and when teams use personality assessments it can help them work more effectively together.