Category: Leadership

For the HR executive.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Sarbanes-Oxley

As you know, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law in 2002 to tighten corporate financial reporting protocols. Its overall purpose is to encourage companies to improve their audit requirements and to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures. Since its implementation, there has been much controversy regarding the efficacy of […]

Avoid the Affinity Group Danger Zone

Employers of all sizes have generously supported so-called affinity groups for years as a natural extension of workplace diversity, culture, and inclusion efforts. Also known as networking, advocacy, diversity, focus or support groups, it’s estimated that nearly 90% of Fortune 500 companies have them. Their aim was, innocently enough, to facilitate networking and common interest […]

How Will a Minimum Wage Increase Impact You? CFOs Weigh In (Survey)

Nearly 75% of minimum-wage paying firms in the United States say they would reduce current or future employment if the minimum wage is raised to $15 per hour, according to a recent survey of senior finance executives. The Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook survey has been conducted each quarter for two decades. The latest survey […]

Planting Corporate Seeds for Social Good (Infographic)

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming increasingly important to both corporations and local businesses. CSR is seen by many executives as having a positive impact on long-term profits and general business health. This infographic shows outlines a real-world examples from companies like Target, Starbucks, and Pepsi, and shows how issues in the field of social […]

Talking the CEO’s Language (Video)

In this short video from BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS), BLR’s Dan Oswald shares his perspective as a CEO on how to talk the C-suite language. “CEO’s talk the language of numbers.” – Dan Oswald, BLR CEO While his presentation is geared towards HR professionals, his advice resonates across professions.

Drumming Up Leadership Skills with Marching Bands

Leadership lessons can be taken from almost anywhere. In today’s Advisor, guest columnist Ritch Eich, author of Truth, Trust + Tenacity: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders, discusses the unique leadership skills demonstrated by marching bands.

Millennials and Leadership

Moving Up Faster According to this report by Development Dimensions International, Aggressive-growth organizations, such as those in the high-tech industry, have a significantly higher proportion of Millennials* (30 percent) in leadership positions than organizations with cautious growth (25 percent) or no to low growth (21 percent). However, organizations that rely on a greater supply of […]

Keep Away from Bad Bosses

Everybody’s had a bad boss at some point in his or her career. Given their prevalence, you can train better leaders by identifying the dysfunctional ones. Know who the bad bosses are, the traits they embody, and their interpersonal failings in order to build empathetic, communicative, and overall “good” bosses.

Conversation: The Original Operating System

To wrap up the week, we’ve got some insights on the power of conversation from Brady G. Wilson (, cofounder of Juice Inc., a corporate training company that services organizations from Toronto to Los Angeles. This article is written by Brady, based on principles from his latest book, Beyond Engagement: A Brain-Based Approach That Blends […]

Leadership Development Trending

With leadership development a top talent management priority this year, recent studies are finding that many employers plan to increase their investment in this area and focus on key core competencies.