Posts Tagged "leader"

Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

The same research found that nearly 75% of those transformations fail to improve business performance, either short-term or long-term.

 

So why is transformation so difficult to achieve?

 

Among many potential explanations, one that gets very little attention may be the most fundamental: the invisible fears and insecurities that keep us locked into behaviors even when we know rationally that they don’t serve us well.

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To achieve the outcomes you want, start by thinking about people and culture.

Rethinking Hierarchy in the Workplace

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Defined hierarchy. Commanding leadership. These corporate ligaments secure firms in the face of threats and unify them against competition. Few beliefs are more widely held in business.

 

The intuition, though, is wrong. “When you look at real organizations, having a clear hierarchy within your firm actually makes people turn on each other when they face an outside threat,” says Lindred Greer, a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Effective teamwork against threats requires not hierarchy, but egalitarianism; not centralized power, but a culture in which all voices count.

 

Along with Lisanne van Bunderen of the University of Amsterdam and Daan Van Knippenberg of Drexel University, the research team teased out this finding through two complementary studies. In the first study, an experiment, teams of three students dev2eloped and pitched a consultancy project to a prospective client. Some of these teams were non-hierarchical, while members of other teams arbitrarily received titles: senior consultant, consultant, junior consultant. Likewise, some teams faced no rivals, while others were told they were competing with a rival firm for clients. The researchers found that the subset of hierarchical teams facing competition with rival firms struggled with infighting while the egalitarian teams cooperated on their work.

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Flat structures, research shows, can create more functional teams.

This Is How To Land Your First-Ever Management Role

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You’re ready to take that next step in your career, although you don’t technically have any management experience–yet. Sure, you know you’d be a great boss, but how can you get someone to give you a shot when don’t have any direct supervisory experience?

 

While there’s no magic formula for landing a management role, there are a few things you can do to help employers see your potential.

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You probably have more leadership experience than you think.