In less than a year, healthy grocery store giant Whole Foods Market experienced a massive shift in leadership, from two Co-CEOs down to one, and entered into a definitive merger agreement under which they would be acquired by Amazon. In the midst of all this change, what might we learn about leadership by examining their journey?
The need for learning agility in leadership roles is understood experientially and anecdotally. But David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, explains how a recent study with a national healthcare organization offers scientific proof that the Burke Learning Agility Inventory™ is a strong predictor of potential leaders.
If it makes sense to choose team-players to be in charge, why do we most often gravitate toward those who may just crave the spotlight? Rebekah Cardenas, Ph.D., Vice President of Business Development and Assessment Solutions at EASI•Consult®, examines the role of charisma in our attraction to narcissistic leaders.
The question over what constitutes sexual discrimination may have employers and department heads scratching their heads. As David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, points out, that confusion may come from the fact that the courts can’t come to an agreement over whether LGBT employees are protected under Title VII.
Many leaders are willing to step up and mentor others, especially if they are afforded the opportunity to choose someone with whom they have a lot in common. But as Dr. Rebekah Cardenas, VP of Business Development and Assessment Solutions at EASI•Consult® examines, that inclination may limit opportunities for some employees and inadvertently stifle diversity.
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.
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.
Big data can be a benefit for a variety of industries and fields, including human resources. But David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, warns that becoming too reliant on algorithms to screen and hire job candidates comes with risks and possible legal ramifications.
The need to hire the right employees for key customer service roles with the City of Raleigh gave EASI•Consult® the opportunity to pilot a new tool, the Worker Compatability Questionnaire.