In the News This Week…December 25

What separates Leaders from Great Leaders is Emotional Engagement in the Future

by Doug Hall

“Great Leaders – look around the corner – into the future. They embrace ideas, technology, opportunities before they are obvious.”

How 11 Fortune 500 Global Companies Retain their Top Talent

by Bill Carmody

“These programs make employees feel more valued and engaged. Moreover, they also allow senior leaders to identify their best talent.”

When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

by Herman Vantrappen and Fredric Wirtz

“We find it useful to start with four qualities most executives want their organizations to have: responsiveness, reliability, efficiency, and perennity (e.g., the quality of being perennial, or continuing reliably in perpetuity). When deciding on the best level at which a given task should be done, assess the impact of the decision on these four qualities.”

Empathy Is An Essential Leadership Skill — And There’s Nothing Soft About It

by Purdy Gouguechon

“Empathy enables you to know if the people you’re trying to reach are actually reached.  It allows you to predict the effect your decisions and actions will have on core audiences and strategize accordingly.  Without empathy, you can’t build a team or nurture a new generation of leaders.  You will not inspire followers or elicit loyalty. Empathy is essential in negotiations and sales:  it allows you to know your target’s desires and what risks they are or aren’t willing to take.”