A new report has revealed that almost half of British businesses are not taking sufficient measures to develop a leadership pipeline, hrmagazine.co.uk reports. Forty-eight per cent of managers believe that their organisation is not doing enough to create the next generation of leaders, according to a study carried out by Ashridge Business School. The responses of the 1,100 managers polle….
Effective entrepreneurs and new hires have a number of character traits that they know how to exploit in the workplace. That's according to leadership expert Martin Zwilling, writing for businessinsider.com, who has outlined a number of typical traits that can be found in leaders across the globe. He claims that 'helpers' are considerate and the most 'sensitive and caring' of the leaders….
Professional recruitment company Hays have an interesting article on succession planning in their current Hays Journal. According to the article, succession planning is an important issue for all organisations but one which SMEs in particular are failing to prepare for. The reasons given for this are worries about cost, wasted time and internal politics. For many, year-on-year or mont….
A business expert has claimed women need to build up their technology skills if they want to get ahead in the workplace. Barbara Kasumu, co-founder of youth employment charity Elevation Networks, claimed that today's industry is calling out for technology skills and that females who want to climb their way up the career ladder should take this into account. Ms Kasumu told telegraph.co.uk….
Attending work while unwell is common practice for around two-thirds of UK workers, according to a new study by Capita Employee Benefits. Reported by hrmagazine.co.uk, a survey a more than 3,000 UK employees suggests that 63 per cent of respondents went to work the last time they were ill while almost half claimed they believe taking time off to see a doctor could affect their relationsh….
Leading economist Roger Martin-Fagg provides his latest economic update for the Vistage community Open publication - Free publishing ….
While many leaders display one personality at work and one outside of the office, 'authentic' leaders do not need to act as they are 'self-aware and genuine'. That's the advice handed down by leadership expert Kevin Kruse, writing for forbes.com, who believes that authentic leaders are self-actualised individuals who are aware of their strengths and limitations. "They also show thei….
A 'strange but successful mix' of ruthlessness, belligerence, intelligence and love are some of the key attributes of departing Manchester United FC manager Sir Alex Ferguson. That's according to a number of leadership and management experts cited by metro.co.uk, who explain that Ferguson was a 'Galactico' of management and leaders like him share similar traits. For instance Dr Sue Bridg….
Business experts have claimed that employers need to seriously consider the wellbeing of their workers. It comes as research from global health company Vielife found that workers who suffer from poor health are less effective in the workplace. The data, which questioned 40,000 European workers, found that over 50 per cent of employees suffer from symptoms such as sleep deprivation, poor ….
Astute leaders should be getting employees to buy into the company's vision in a bid to increase engagement and productivity. That's the advice handed out by Peter Austin, managing director of London Overground Rail Operations Ltd (LOROL), who believes the key to keeping staff engaged is to 'personally involve them in the organisation' and drive home a vision at the start of their employ….