The Mini-MBA Strategic Operations Business Executive (SOBE) is equivalent to an MBA level course taught at American Universities and modified to provide participants with the most up-to-date tools. Successful completion of the course makes you a Certified Strategic Operations Business Executive.
According to a DDI study , companies with high-quality leadership are six times more likely to be among the top 20 financial performers of all organizations. So what happens when leadership is not effective?
The relationship between leadership and success is strong.According to a DDI study , companies with high-quality leadership are six times more likely to be among the top 20 financial performers of all organizations.So what happens when leadership is not effective? 70% of Americans cite leadership as a factor in the national economic decline starting from 2008. Americans also consider leadership as a factor in the nation’s future, according to a study of The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.
What should leaders be prepared for?
#Digitization is changing the gamePeter Dern, Senior Vice President of Corporate University at Software AG, considers digitization as the key influencer in leadership. Mr. Dern also sees digitization as being linked to and even determining other key influencers such as globalization, the aging of society, big data, etc.
#Leadership as a relationshipThe millennial generation is playing an active role in the discussion about leadership development. A report from The New Leader's Council and Virtuali states that 50% of millennials are already in leadership positions and that they are changing the business environment. Millennials do not see leadership in hierarchical terms, but more as a relationship and networking. Therefore, because of millennials, people-centric leadership and ethical values have become more important than in the past.
#Collective Leadership is getting bigThe Center for Creative Leadership foresees the decline of the “heroic leader” and the rise of collective leadership, where the social network of an individual becomes more important than the individual. This perspective is fully embraced by millennials, who value the importance of communication and relationship skills.
Where do we go from here?
Millennials identify coaching and mentoring as the most important tools for learning high-quality leadership skills. Petra Meyer, the founder of Petra.Meyer Consulting, defines coaching as the means to train yourself to develop empathy for somebody else, without personal interests or obligation to help.For Petra Meyer, successful coaching in the business environment needs two conditions in order to flourish.
#Coaching: Agreement from both parties is a mustCoaching can be an efficient way to grow professional and personal skills, but can be built only on mutual trust. Therefore, all parties need to agree on the rules and to involve equal amounts of effort into this relationship.
#Coaching: The rules should be clearTrust is built more easily when there is a set of clear, straightforward rules. In the business environment, the coaching relationship can be defined by a company's common rules that every party knows and agrees upon.
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To be, or not to be, local-plus
A successful compensation strategy involves keeping expatriates motivated while maintaining a competitive advantage by achieving a company’s corporate goals and budgets. While in theory this seems achievable, in practice there are many challenges with expatriate compensation that cause problems for companies. Many are in a battle to win external talent, and to retain internal talent. At the same time, cost pressures to reduce the expense of international assignments is increasing. The balance-sheet approach is expensive relative to the fact that a very small proportion of a company’s overall total employee workforce (e.g., perhaps 5 percent of employees in total) may be incurring 60 or 70 percent of total salary costs. Not surprisingly, for many years this was a major reason why expatriates agreed to go. There is also the tax equalization expense when assignees relocate from low tax to high tax countries.
Global mobility – a competitive advantage for international business
Despite the stop/start nature of the global economic recovery, one thing that is perennially on the agenda of CEOs and HR leaders is the war for talent. McKinsey in their latest Quarterly Review (1) suggest that ‘progress towards globalisation’s new era will be uneven for economies and companies alike’. Knowledge in the new intangible assets world will certainly mean power. In the digital global age there will inevitably be a demand for new breeds of talent – emanating from both emerged and emerging countries.
All change? Global mobility’s role towards 2020
In this White Paper Santa Fe assess the on-going debate about the role of global mobility within organisations; should they aim to be more strategic, and if so how should they go about doing so? We draw from both the RES Forum Annual Report 2015 and Santa Fe Global Mobility Survey 2014 and 2015 and in addition, other industry research and sources as well as academic research.