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.
There’s a simple recipe for long-term career success, with three main ingredients: knowledge, experience, and reflection. On the surface, this sounds pretty simple. You’re constantly collecting new knowledge and experience throughout your career. Don’t be fooled. There’s a big difference between hoping you will gain the knowledge and skills you need and proactively pursuing the development opportunities that will ensure long term success. You need to take control of your future, and that means developing a strategy that will enable you to reach your career goals.Read more
Critical thinking isn’t just a buzz phrase in higher education these days. Critical thinking is consistently rated by employers as being a skill of increasing importance, and yet a recent study showed 49% of employers rate their employees’ critical thinking skills as only average or below average.
Employers claim that the critical thinking skills gap is a significant problem with new hires, specifically in recent graduates. In fact, only 28% of employers rated 4-year graduates as having “Excellent” critical thinking skills. So, the burden and expense of training/developing those skills rests on the employers.
Ask any CEO about the importance of critical thinking, and you will hear nothing but support and admiration for this essential skill. Most (69%) will even tell you about how they assess critical thinking skills in the selection process.Read more