Research has shown mentorship increases employee engagement and satisfaction. While mentorships often happen naturally, the reality is, these tend to be two parties of the same gender or race; and while they feel good, they lack some of the benefits of diversity that organizations need to flourish. The good news is organizations can formalize mentorships without losing the authenticity that natural mentorship brings. Here is how to do it.
Culture & Leadership
How Your Organization Can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence sounds very futuristic. But the fact is that organizations, even those outside of the technology space, can benefit from the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Many organizations are already using AI to improve efficiency.
Culture Change Agents and Their Role in Transforming Organizations
Being an agent of change for an organization’s culture requires solid strategic and communications skills. Those experienced in helping organizations to change their culture confirm that it can be a massive undertaking.
Perspectives From a Manager Boot Camp Graduate
Individuals who receive formal training, such as CPED’s Manager Boot Camp, have a deeper understanding of the role, improved communication skills, more effective feedback methods, improved conflict resolution, and the skills to manage effectively during times of change.
Now is the Time to Focus on Upskilling and Reskilling Your Workforce
Business leaders, association leaders, and peer academic leaders need to collaborate on identifying, and filling, emerging skill gaps. This is your call to action.
5 Ways to Encourage Strategic Thinking
Strategic thinking may not come naturally to all your team members, but it is a skill you can help them develop.
Five Key Professional Skills to Enhance Your Career
Professional development is evolving from completing a course to a lifelong journey to learn and grow. Here are five professional skills that with a little extra focus and development can help enhance your career.
Five Lessons for Executive Leaders
As we move to higher levels of the organization, it’s not always our job to make decisions – it’s our job to make sure decisions get implemented. This takes intentionality and an understanding that our “value” to the organization becomes more difficult to see. As with the transition from functional expertise to leadership expertise, our value goes from short-term wins and projects to long-term strategies that increase value to the organization over time.
Must-Read Books for Managers This Summer
There are several resources that will help you grow in your professional development. Some of the most accessible resources are books. We compiled this reading list to help get you started.
Meet Our Solutions Advisors
Our Solutions Advisors are experienced in partnering with organizations to diagnose and overcome business challenges through professional development programming, assessments, coaching, and consulting. They have access to a robust mix of instructors and consultants who can support your structure, processes, and people.