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Leadership – Can it Get Any Worse?

   I wrote about the recent findings that are contained in the Deloitte report entitled Global Human Capital Trends 2015 (http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/human-capital/articles/introduction-human-capital-trends.html) and shared with you the top three challenges that organizations will face globally. They were culture and engagement, leadership and learning and … [Read more...]

Mentoring In Support of Leadership

     I was truly honored to have the opportunity to participate in LEAD 2015 (http://www.leadershipexcellenceanddevelopment.com/) and to hear President Bill Clinton speak as well as leadership thought leader Ken Blanchard. Our program was ranked 3rd in the International Partners and Providers category which is a humbling experience. It is those that we … [Read more...]

MENTORING – AN OPPORTUNITY RICH SOLUTION

   Deloitte recently released its Global Human Capital Trends for 2015 and with it are some interesting observations. The top three challenges facing organizations in 2015 are: 1) culture and engagement, 2) leadership and 3) learning and development. Of the companies that were surveyed as part of this study only 6% of them are ready to address leadership issues, 10% are … [Read more...]

Mentoring – Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

    We look under the covers of an organization to determine are they mentor ready or not. We get asked if that is an essential thing that must be done and typically the answer would be “Yes!” One of the reasons that mentoring struggles and sometimes fails in an organization is that the current culture will not support mentoring. What ends up taking place then … [Read more...]

Mentoring – The Path to a Great Leader

    There is a lot of research material out there and a lot of people with differing viewpoints on the whole leadership landscape. The one thing that is consistent however is the fact that we are in the midst of a leadership talent shortage. When I think back over my career, I do honestly believe that we were in the beginning of that leadership talent shortage … [Read more...]

Leadership and Mentoring Challenges for 2015

    We have had some time to reflect on 2014 and look down the road to see what might be in store for us in 2015. Senior leaders will be preparing to take on the challenges that 2015 has for their organization and will be searching for business solutions that will assist them in meeting those challenges head on. With a focus on customer service and continued … [Read more...]

Mentoring – Some Observations!

    I always like hearing stories that validate the business value for mentoring. It is also good to hear stories where it has not been as successful as we would like – after all we need to learn from those opportunities as well. This week I heard that young professionals were specifically requesting that mentoring be part of their organization and their … [Read more...]

Future Leaders – It Starts At Home

     In a previous article, “Mentoring – Development of Future Leaders” we talked about how two organizations are looking at this from a nation perspective. The development of future leaders is important to them –important enough that they are looking at mentoring best practices to be part of the solution.One of the interesting requests that have … [Read more...]

Mentoring – Development of Future Leaders

     It most definitely is a challenge! Organizations are struggling with the leadership talent shortage and it is not getting any better. When you look at surveys that have been done the numbers are quite alarming and they do not appear to be getting any better. When I look inside organizations I see that management is not spending the time on … [Read more...]

Glass Half Full or Half Empty

     Yesterday begins a new chapter in our lives. Yesterday a miracle of life happened with the birth of our granddaughter, Olivia Eldora Fingas. She was surrounded with so much positive energy and love. If we were to equate that to whether or not the glass was half full or half empty it would definitely have a more positive aspect and would be “half … [Read more...]