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The Changing Landscape of Leadership

Show: Higher Results July 17, 2018


Host Melodie Reagan, CEO, i2i Workforce and Guest Lisa Niederman, Managing Director, Speed2Results

When you look at training budgets for organizations in 2017, you see again and again that Leadership training is one of the top 3 training topics. Article after article speaks to a Leadership Crisis from CEOWorld Magazine to The Leadership Challenge to CBS News, and when you dig in, you find some disappointing, but not surprising, statistics:

  • According to CareerBuilder.com, a whopping 58 percent of managers said they didn’t receive any management training. 
  • Leigh Branham, author of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave shares that 89 percent of bosses believe employees quit because they want more money. It’s simply not true. In reality, only 12 percent of employees actually leave an organization for more money.
  • A Harvard Business Review survey reveals 58 percent or people say they trust strangers more than their own boss.
  • Global studies reveal that 79 percent of people who quit their jobs cite ‘lack of appreciation’ as their reason for leaving. 
  • The Conference Board reports that 53 percent of Americans are currently unhappy at work. 

Much of the leadership in organizations was learned from the Military, and during the 20th century, autocratic leadership was often the norm. In autocratic systems, management is the key decision maker. Today, autocratic leadership is a non-starter. The landscape for leadership is rapidly changing with 5 generations in the workforce, more diversity, supply chain outsourcing, faster product life cycles, automation, and globalization, to name a few.  Business is more volatile and rapidly changing than ever before, and organizations need to be ever more adaptive. Join us for an open and exploratory discussion of how leadership is and needs to change, and why.

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