During the Open House, the over 50 participants attended talks by influential professionals working in conjunction with the corporate college. During one of the sessions, an intriguing question was asked:
“What are the leadership trends or challenges you face in your organization in 2016?”
|Jim Gertner, Director of the Corporate College, |
moderates the panel discussion with
representatives from Harris, Paychex, and Optimax.
- Learning how to manage virtual teams.
- Need more understanding of how to lead in culturally diverse domestic and global settings. (Answering why workplace dynamics differ in Ohio and California as well as in America and India.)
- Navigating up to four different generations and work styles in the office place.
- How to empower team members rather than micromanaging. Learning to let go and trust.
- A lack of understanding of what leadership actually is.
- Lack of mentorship or examples of good leadership. Leaders not having enough time to mentor, or those who need mentoring not wanting or looking out for mentoring.
- Lack of leadership or mentorship among peers.
- The younger generations (millennials) not understanding networking skills.
- Employees of different backgrounds lacking emotional intelligence, conflict management, and soft-skills.
- Some team members may have multiple managers, with no coordination between managers due to co-location, global, virtual teams and working offsite.
- Not giving due credit, or taking credit where no credit should be taken.
- Having to manage larger numbers of younger workers (younger workers outnumber older workers).
- How to deal with high turnover.
- Unable to manage time effectively.
|Todd Oldham, V.P. of the Corporate College talks|
about career pathways.
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