Many public and private figures go down in the history books as great leaders, but a Harvard business professor poses that the circumstances surrounding those figures are often as important, if not more so, as their leadership qualities. David Hoff, COO and executive vice president of leadership development at EASI•Consult ®, explores this idea further in his review of Gautam Mukunda’s book, “Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter.”
Initial results of recent research on healthcare leadership suggests that the Burke Learning Agility Inventory™ is a valuable instrument for predicting business outcome and leadership success. Rebekah Cardenas, Ph.D., vice president of business development and assessment solutions at EASIConsult®, explains the research and some of its findings.
Last year brought a wave of changes related to employment law. As David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASIConsult® notes, those changes presented some unique challenges to HR professionals, many of which will continue to be issues in 2017.
Collaboration has long been a focus for EASI•Consult®, as evidenced by previous writings on the subject by David Hoff, COO and executive vice president for leadership development. In this update to previous columns, Hoff illustrates how the Burke Learning Agility Inventory™ (Burke LAI) and 360◦ tools can help organizations achieve the collaboration they value.
Pre-employment assessments not only save time in the hiring and training processes, they also save money. So, why are some small businesses still hesitant to adopt them? Rebekah Cardenas, Ph. D, vice president of business development and assessment solutions at EASI•Consult® examines that issue and explains why the investment in assessments is well worth the return.
In this era of continuous change, agility – the ability not only to adapt but to grow stronger and more effective in the process – is key. As Joseph Gier, Ph.D., Vice President of Consulting Services for EASI•Consult®, outlines in his article, companies must continuously build – and enhance – their agile capability to succeed in the long-term.
Drug screenings have long been part of workplace policies, but the advent of legalized medical marijuana has gone head-to-head with the common practice of screening job candidates and employees, as David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult® explains.
While iconic, Albert Einstein was a complicated, often-controversial figure who was as inconsistent and consumed by celebrity as he was brilliant. As David Hoff, COO and executive vice president for leadership development at EASI•Consult®, discusses in his review of Neffe’s book, great thinkers don’t always great leaders make.
Across-the-board agreement in the office isn’t necessarily a good thing, and it is often a sign that employees are afraid to voice opposition. As David Hoff, COO and executive vice president of leadership development at EASI•Consult® notes, a confident leader can encourage and guide dissent in a way that yields positive results for both a company and its employee morale.