Why are we so bad at training new managers? In the knowledge economy getting talented people on board is more crucial than ever before, so more and more effort is going into the recruitment process. What happens once these talented individuals are hired however often leaves a lot to be desired. Leadership IQ, a research and management consulting firm, reports 67% of employees learn about their jobs from co-workers and not from their bosses. So new hires tend not to learn about their new … [Read more...] about Why are we so bad at training new managers?
The Hybrid Theory - beyond management & leadership... It’s the 21st century and, being an ‘evolved species’, we’ve come to recognise the requirement for progressive adaptation in response to external stimuli and environmental conditions to maintain competitive advantage. Civilised society has put comfortable distance between ‘natural selection’ and survival. From perpetual battles under empirical regimes to co-operative negotiation and global trading through ‘organisations’, complex … [Read more...] about The Hybrid Theory – manager, leader or something else?
A time and a place for the brainstorm Brainstorming often gets a bad press, with the popular belief being that it fosters groupthink and generally hinders the creative process. New research shines a new light on the value of brainstorming however, especially a bit later in the creative process when ideas have already been generated. The study, conducted by Nicholas Kohn and colleagues focused on the process of combining ideas that have already been generated. In this context the traditional … [Read more...] about A time and a place for brainstorming techniques