How do some companies rise above the millions of companies that exist in the world? There are five key elements that they all have in common. These are the “red thread” in the cultures and we call these the 5 Cultural Keys (or the 5 C’s) as they are the backbone to a company.
Having just returned from a trip to Sydney, it appears that only one in four employees in the Australian workplaces believe their managers do a good job . The findings are the result of a survey into management by the Centre for Workplace Leadership ,a federally funded research centre at Melbourne University .
Research tells us that Executives have 2 roles in corporate change situations: a. Executive Decisions that provide the budget, resources and approvals and b. Executive Actions namely to be visible and active, to build a coalition and to communicate at specific times through the change.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a considerable amount of attention focused on Generation Y from both the media and business world. The May 20 issue of Time Magazine led with a cover story labelling them the ‘Me, Me, Me’ generation: narcissistic, fame-obsessed, and self interested; Meanwhile PwC reported findings from a comprehensive Next Gen study of its Gen Y employees.
It’s time to focus on focus. I recently coached a senior executive who was literally running as fast as he could. With only 480 minutes in an 8hr day, he was sacrificing attention to detail and time to step back, reflect on the big picture, and truly think strategically and long-term. There are three types of focus every leader must have. Read more to discover.
If you’re a business leader today you are working to understand and balance the perspectives of an unprecedented variety of stakeholders – from NGOs becoming more voracious in their demands to workers who are increasingly hard to engage – and doing so in a world that is more transparent and connected than ever before. It’s a tough challenge.
Despite the apparent interests of companies in integrating CSR with business strategy, however, this is rarely successfully carried out in practice. The importance of corporate leadership in reversing this trend cannot be overstated. Leaders are the driving force for change in any organization. A small but growing body of research is shedding light on how corporate leadership and corporate responsibility intersect, and the findings are intriguing.
The ability of CEOs to develop ‘superstar’ talent is the difference between success and failure in the business world, one of the UK’s leading sports executives has said in the build-up to an important new leadership summit in Dubai later this month. Mike Forde, former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, says the race for talent has never been so critical as it is at present, and talent management is a primary responsibility of the CEO or key leaders, and not a HR function.
By Ron Thomas
“It is important for communities to educate our children for their future, not our past.” In a recent interview, Romain Dallemand, the superintendent of schools in Bibb County, Georgia, talked about how he came into the job last year with a bag of changes he calls “The Macon Miracle.” One of the tools in that tool kit was adding Chinese as a language requirement in his school district.