Leadership Development

Blog

September 2017

  • The Benefits of Virtual Mentors

    Having a mentor has always helped with professional development and career advancement, but in today’s complex workplace, one mentor alone often won’t do. To spark innovation and ideation, employees often require information from a number of areas in real time. That’s why there is a need for us to have multiple mentors with expertise in various domains.

  • How to Mentor a Narcissist

    No workplace is immune to the self-absorbed and self-important employee. You know the one. Preoccupied with status, appearance, and power, narcissists exude a palpable sense of entitlement, often overestimate skills and abilities (while devaluing others), and can be quite comfortable manipulating others for personal gain.

  • Who Empathizes with Machiavellian or Narcissistic Leaders?

    Have you ever worked with a leader who manipulates others to get their own way? Or is there someone in your team who is so completely self-obsessed that they disregard other’s opinions and contributions? Hostile personality characteristics such as these might help people climb the career ladder, but it could be a very lonely journey to the top — unless their colleagues also share these personality characteristics.

  • The Best Senior Teams Thrive on Disagreement

    Most team leaders try to build cohesion on their teams. Through team-building exercises and the careful establishment of norms and processes, leaders aim to create a culture of trust, psychological safety, and good feeling. But should enterprise leadership teams also pursue cohesion?