Month: July 2014

Companies ‘need better’ global leadership development

Global leadership development programs are underperforming at many organisations worldwide, a new international survey has suggested. The American Management Association (AMA) said global leadership is now more important than ever for businesses that want to maintain growth and success. According to the AMA, the good news is that companies understand… Read More

Differences in global leadership styles

Leadership differs globally and can be a cause of tension in a workplace. If you are working with people in multinational organisations, it is important to understand leadership within their culture and how this may differ from your own style.   Richard D. Lewis, a linguist from the United Kingdom, has charted… Read More

The dangers of overconfidence: Q&A with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

We had a chat with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, vice president of research and innovation at Hogan, to find out what exactly constitutes confidence in the workplace - and whether too much of it can be a bad thing. What separates good confidence from bad? How do you define it in the… Read More

Australian companies ‘concerned’ about staff turnover

Australian businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about retaining their top talent, with evidence that there is a growing skills gap in the country. A 2012 Australian Institute of Management (AIM) survey revealed 77 per cent of companies are lacking key skills at their organisation, including notable areas of deficiency in… Read More

Do narcissists make good leaders

Narcissists are typically categorised as being self-centred, overconfident in their abilities and lacking empathy for others. Considering their expertise at self-promotion, it is therefore not difficult to see why some narcissists quickly find themselves in leadership positions. According to 2008 Ohio State University research, people who score highly for narcissism… Read More

Female leadership: The state of play in Australia

Organisations across the world continue to strive for equality, recognising that diversity helps create a happy, productive workplace. The gender divide is often a main priority for businesses attempting to encourage more diversity, with female leadership development particularly important. In Australia, the gender gap is already beginning to shorten. Corporate… Read More

Middle management: Australia’s forgotten talent?

Middle managers are often a key link between senior executives and employees on the ground, providing a conduit for business strategies and commercial goals. Despite this important role, many Australian middle managers are lacking confidence and could be underperforming in their role, according to recent research. A February 2014 study… Read More

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