Leveraging Assessment Data

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 24, 2020 11:02:33 AM

Many, many, moons ago, working at my first job out of college, I was promoted to first line supervisor. The company location had 300 employees working two shifts. Each shift had 90+ associates, 3-4 supervisors, a couple of managers and at times the director all working the same shift on the same floor. We had one shared office for managers and I never worked a shift without a manager on floor. All managers had direct contact with me, my peers and our associates.

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Topics: leadership development

The Strengths & Weaknesses of Today’s Emerging Leaders

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 28, 2018 8:13:43 AM

Ideals of what it means to be an effective leader have evolved significantly over the last decade, as has the nature of the workplace.

Emerging leaders are developing very quickly to fulfill the kinds of roles they’ll have in the near future, which in many cases is a good thing. The ability to learn and adapt quickly has become vital to our current society, and leaders who possess those strengths are better equipped to succeed than those who do not.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development

Making Your Resume Stand Out With Emerging Leaders Scholarships

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 21, 2018 3:26:33 PM

For students, there are many ways to make your resume stand out from the rest. Whether it’s leading volunteer efforts in your community to maintaining a stellar GPA, several factors can impact how well your resume looks to future employers.

Another way to strengthen your resume is by obtaining an emerging leaders scholarship.  

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Understanding Different Types of Leadership Skills

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Aug 27, 2018 1:00:59 PM

Successful leaders share many characteristics, but they also possess their own unique qualities. It is not in spite of these differences that leaders become successful—rather, it is because they recognize and retain these individual traits that they excel. By leveraging their unique talents and skill sets, they become great assets to their companies.

Here, we’ll take a look at different types of leadership skills and how they can be leveraged.

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Topics: leadership development, Employee management

The Best Emerging Leaders Internships in the US (2018-2019)

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Aug 16, 2018 8:22:53 PM

For emerging leaders who are currently students, graduating seniors, or recently graduated, there are many opportunities available to develop their capabilities.

Internships offered through various companies and programs can help them make connections with companies, expand upon their current skill sets, and become the leaders the future needs.
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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development

11 Ways To Empower Leaders To Achieve Success Immediately

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 26, 2018 7:46:00 PM

“Leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates

What Bill Gates is suggesting isn’t a novel idea. Effective leaders have always empowered their employees. It’s an absolute necessity to ensure a company’s future success. It’s even more necessary as increasing numbers of millennials enter the workforce.

Millennials appreciate development as leaders and feeling empowered. Such employees are more likely to be engaged, productive and beneficial to the organization’s well-being.

How should management go about empowering young leaders? Following are short- and long-term strategies that are sure to create a cadre of empowered future leaders.

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Topics: leadership development

How Are Emerging Leaders Programs, Institutes, and Academies Different?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 13, 2018 8:57:31 AM

Whether you’re seeking to develop emerging leaders within your organization or finding ways to develop your own leadership abilities, there are many options from which to choose.

Emerging leaders institutes, programs, and academies are available throughout the nation, but knowing which ones to are best for you can be a daunting task.

You may ask yourself what separates institutes from academies and how those are different from programs. Here, we’ll go over what these terms actually mean.

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What are the Top Emerging Leaders Institutes for 2018?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 26, 2018 10:09:51 AM

Emerging leaders institutes (ELI’s) are high-quality opportunities for rising leaders to develop their skills, network with professionals in their industries, and learn more about what it means to be a leader.

Many organizations provide training opportunities for emerging leaders, whether they are in government, education, or the corporate sector. 

These training opportunities are vital to becoming a successful leader, and the more education one can obtain in this area, the better.

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What Emerging Leader Qualities Guarantee Success?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 20, 2018 2:53:34 PM

The term “emerging leader” has been thrown around frequently in recent years, and it can mean a variety of different things.

Exactly what a quality emerging leader will look like in any given scenario may not be completely the same as what you’d find in other companies, and they may be discovered through different avenues.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development

What are the Best Emerging Leaders Programs?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 30, 2018 5:11:38 PM

As more organizations find the value in discovering emerging leaders among their ranks, there has been an increased demand for high-quality training.

Throughout the US, there are many emerging leaders programs (ELPs) to help promising individuals become the leaders they need to be in an ever-evolving corporate climate.

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Topics: leadership development

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