Are Emotional Intelligence and Collaboration Becoming the Norm? A few months ago the World Economic Forum released a report entitled ‘The Future of Jobs’, based on the polling of chief human resources officers at large employers across the globe. One of the most interesting (to me) findings was that by 2020, more than one third […]
Filling the Leadership Gap Many organizations are facing a ‘leadership gap’ created by the retirement of older boomer-generation executives coupled with a dearth of experienced managers to take their place. While there may be an abundance of relatively new and talented employees eager to rise, too few have the depth of experience needed to successfully […]
“GM’s Plodding Culture Vexes Its Impatient CEO” Ref: Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2010, Marketplace Is General Motors finally ‘getting it’? The April 20, 2010 edition of The Wall Street Journal reports that General Motors plans to make an early repayment of it’s remaining $4.7 billion in U.S. government loans. CEO Whitacre forecasts a “solid” […]
The phrase Performance Management typically congers up feelings and memories of required annual reviews, forms and ratings that were not only less than meaningful but seen by both those on the sending and receiving ends as toil, something to be avoided if at all possible and most likely justified by bean counters and personnel people […]
Most of us can recall a time when we’ve been a part of a ‘high-performing’ team or group. These are the times when everyone pulls together to achieve a particular goal or outcome. This occurs most frequently in times of crisis, emergency or extreme urgency.
What is a great leader? Leadership is defined differently by everyone; but at the Delphi Group, we have four top characteristics: