Employees navigating your organization will always be better prepared when they are guided by other leaders and actively share knowledge with them. You can utilize external executive coaches to provide objective advice and goal-setting skills, and you can create a mentoring program to bridge the generational and skills gaps in your workforce. Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs, and demonstrate the ROI of creating a culture that actively supports coaching and mentoring.
In an effort to stay competitive, companies are seeking employees with an aptitude for technology, innovation, customization, and flexibility. Many, believing that the Millennial generation has these core competencies, have beefed up their University Relations and college intern programs as a way to fill their talent pipelines for the future. These intern programs are quite successful in developing and motivating Millennials to work. The problem is in the transition to full-time hire. Specifically, the experience that new graduates receive as interns is in stark contrast to what they experience as full-time employees. This disconnect causes high Millennial attrition and damages the reputation of the employer as a desirable place to work.
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