Archive for Category: Organizational behavior
Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is The Most Important Trait To Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions To Find It
Warren Buffet is an extremely successful American businessman and someone who has high moral character. Buffet believes that integrity is the most important quality to look for when hiring an employee. He states that when someone has integrity, a manager can be confident that they have good judgment, that they are dependable and trustworthy. Employees with integrity quickly become role models and naturally grow into leadership positions.
Character and integrity are hard to teach to employees, while skills can be taught.
7 Brutal Truths About Leadership Not Too Many People Want To Hear: What defines true leadership success
“True leadership, at its core, is a matter of the heart,” writes Marcel Schwantes, author of Inc.’s article on true leadership success.
Schwantes quotes poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, when referring to great leadership: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’” Great leaders must face seven difficult truths “about what truly defines leadership success”:
- Leaders must face conflict to solve problems. All people experience conflict;
Effective leaders must embrace diversity and learn new skills to promote equity and inclusion in the workplace. Leaders must introduce diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout their organizations in order for all employees to thrive.
In this article, “5 Powerful Ways to Take REAL Action on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion,” the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) recommends certain “mindsets, behaviors, and practices towards more equitable and inclusive leadership.” Leaders can follow these four steps to practice more equitable leadership.
- Reveal relevant opportunities.
The global community has been living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting global economic crisis for anywhere between three and eight months, depending on the region of the world. This crisis feels acute and also has lasting effects on our daily lives.
While it is important to act quickly in a crisis, Financial Times author Yuval Noah Harari cautions that “we should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions…we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat,
This article identifies four key behaviors that are connected with high-quality leadership. We hope you’ll learn from this short article from McKinsey & Company (McKinsey) “Decoding leadership: What really matters” and apply these practices to your organization. As part of the DeBoer Fellowship’s mission, Trustworthy is a public channel to share reliable leadership tips.
Written in 2015, McKinsey highlights the emphasis and attention that CEOs place on leadership development. The article concludes that “good leadership is a critical part of organizational health,