Traditional career paths no longer exist in organizations today. Instead, offer your employees dynamic development and learning opportunities that provide them with the skills they need to move up and around your organization. Learn how to create development programs that utilize performance plans, stretch assignments, departmental rotations, and coaching and mentorship to prepare employees for new responsibilities.
Ask companies what their most valuable asset is and their response is often the same: employees. But appreciating team members and understanding how to harness their talents to drive business are two different stories. Many companies rely on assumptions rather than data-backed facts when it comes to decisions about their workforces. There’s reason to depend on more than gut instinct for hiring decisions, developing employees and keeping them engaged in the long run.Read more
Long after the images of suffering, disarray, and death from Hurricane Katrina recede from public memory, this one fact will remain; the story of Katrina is one of the massive failures of leadership on all levels including local, state and federal governments along with emergency and disaster relief agencies. Had effective leadership been on the ground in New Orleans immediately after the storm passed much of the suffering, confusion, and death could have been prevented.Read more