There is a growing gap between supply and demand when it comes to workforce skill sets — companies across the board report an increased difficulty in recruiting potential hires who meet their requirements.Continue reading
Let’s face it: whether you are on the hiring side or on the hunting side for a job, the process is inevitably more difficult when the company does not have an opening. However, it is also a common misconception that this condition renders the employment process impossible.
Baking a cake and building a business are more similar than one might initially think; In order for either of these processes to be successful, there needs to be a deliberate and well-balanced combination of the key ingredients. Just as most chocolate cakes need flour, cocoa, eggs, and sugar, baking a leadership cake also requires some fundamental ingredients.Continue reading
It is often said that the greatest of leaders are not born, but rather made. It is through hardship that they must learn to exhibit strength and direction, blazing a path that translates a vision into a reality. Any goal that is worthwhile will inevitably present obstacles along the way. True leaders are able to overcome such challenges and grow from them, empowering their followers to do the same by means of action and example.Continue reading
A skill is something that you can develop. Executives who took a McKinsey survey said that it was most important to (1) create a shared vision on business priorities, (2) get the team right, and (3) devote time to understanding organizational culture. By becoming competent in the five skills listed below, you increase your ability to be successful in a C-suite role.Continue reading