New Year, New Leadership Lessons: How to Manage Better in 2015

The Friday 5Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers.

Look on the Bright Side of Learning by Cushing Anderson
Chief learning officers are constantly adjusting their tactics by mixing and matching content topics and delivery tools and options to address their most important organizational challenges and objectives. But are there alternatives or more effective approaches to addressing their needs? Are other CLOs approaching issues differently, or do they see greater opportunity for emerging tools?

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Microsoft chief: how to balance leadership with accessibility by Staff
As someone who champions the expression “Work is a thing you do, not a place you go,” managing director Pip Marlow has gone a long way to ensure that Microsoft remains a place where employees “can do innovative work, have an impact, and still create a diverse workplace.” Since the company encourages flexible arrangements such as working remotely, Marlow decided to embrace the concept of accessibility and take part in the transparent culture that Microsoft frequently advocates. To do so, she moved out of her prominent corner office and no longer has a desk, cubicle, or regular workspace.

Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed by Peter Economy
Earlier this year, leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman published the results of a study they conducted on the skills that leaders need to succeed in their current positions. They asked more than 330,000 bosses, peers, and subordinates to rank the top four competencies from a list of 16 key leadership skills.

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6 steps to creating a workplace of all-stars by Staff
Fortune 500 biotech firm Quintiles reduced turnover by 50% and increased retention by 13% by focusing on one key driver of business success: employee recognition. It’s easy to implement a reward and recognition strategy which will produce outcomes that mirror Quintiles’ success.

A Leader in Name Only by Steve Keating
Congratulations on your promotion into “management.” I trust you’ve earned your promotion through hard work and dedication. Maybe your promotion isn’t so recent; perhaps you’ve been a member of your organization’s management team for a long time. Either way you absolutely must understand this basic leadership fact: being part of an organization’s management team does not make you a leader.

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