Over my three-decade career, I have had the opportunity to work with many HR teams. Overall, if I had to grade HR’s effectiveness in bringing in the talent necessary for […]
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Roy Osing (@RoyOsing) is a former executive vice-president and CMO with over 33 years of leadership experience. He is a blogger, educator, coach, adviser and the author of the book series Be Different or Be Dead.
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Recruiting the right employees is a time-consuming and important process. Hiring the right people is critical to the organization achieving its goals. But what happens when a new hire shows […]
To survive and thrive in today’s unpredictable markets, successful leaders must treat contingency planning as a priority.
The challenge for leadership is to make strategic objectives meaningful at the individual employee level and if employees aren’t paid to further the strategic goals of the organization, they won’t be achieved.
Every organization seeks to gain a strategic advantage over their competitors but many of the more common practices employed have the opposite effect.
Great leaders see the differences in people; they don’t accept that any two people are “equally qualified”.
Most people think of leaders as being charismatic. These are individuals who are constantly in front of the troops. Shouting encouragement and cheering them on. The “out front” leader plays […]
I have never espoused that there is a silver bullet for leadership; that there is one single trait or attribute that distinguishes a remarkable leader from others. Rather I have […]
It’s one thing to declare that providing top notch service is your strategy to outdo the competition, but it’s quite another to actually do it and do it consistently. These […]
What makes one leader successful while another “crashes and burns”? If there is a tipping point in a leader’s career, what would it be? In my business life, I have […]
I see most leaders at the finishing line of their career or tenure looking back over their journey to think about what they accomplished; what they will be remembered for. […]
Many describe a great leader as one who has vision. A leader who is able effortlessly to conceptualize what strategy and direction is required to meet the competitive and economic […]
I am amused when all I hear leaders talk about is their successes. The triumphs they achieved paint a blueprint of what it takes to achieve greatness. The algorithm for […]
There is certainly no shortage of advice on what actions leaders should take to successfully implement change. However, despite the plethora of guidance available, organizations generally have difficulty executing their […]
As we all know, Christmas is a hectic time of year. The calendar is jammed with work and social events, the pocketbook is stretched and the need to fulfill family […]
Why is employee engagement critical to an organization? Many think “getting more employees involved” is the end game. That’s true, but for what purpose? To make every person feel like […]
Much has been written on how organizations can engage their employees more successfully and create a competitive advantage. The advice offered tends to be of a program nature: company-wide initiatives […]
Standout leadership doesn’t have to be complicated; it doesn’t have to conform to doctrine advocated by leadership gurus and HR pundits who advocate a more theoretical model. In my experience, […]
One of the biggest issues in any organization is the lack of congruency between what the strategy says and what people do on a day-to-day basis. The strategy says one […]
Standout leadership is not discovered in any textbook. It is born in the trenches where results are achieved, conflict occurs, people engage and pain is experienced. Every day is different. […]
Leaders don’t hire. Yes, you hire to fill a job but you recruit to bring in the right “human essence” to your organization to ensure its long-term success. Discover these […]
Many leaders don’t lead at all, they flit from this to that, from one crisis to another, from one priority to another. They don’t land on anything. They don’t spend […]
It’s not good enough these days to be a great leader, you have to be a stand-out leader. The challenges facing organizations these days are horrendous. Uncertainty, unpredictability, and randomness […]
We are besieged with mountains of advice on how to be a “good” leader who practices the craft according to principles espoused by the crowd of academics, consultants and other […]
As a leader, you do have a choice as to how you spend your decision-making time; there are numerous possibilities when it comes to which decisions to make yourself and […]