From the Front-line to the C-suite

Download Jim Morris’ revealing white paper, “From the Front-line to the C-Suite,” and find out more about shared leadership competencies and the perspective shifts leaders must make to navigate the leadership ladder. Jim facilitates the transformational front-line leadership program, Step-Up, offered by Executive Forum, which applies these leadership traits and perspectives in cohort and facilitated classroom learning. Numerous studies demonstrate that individuals who take the opportunity to practice leadership and management skills under the supervision and support of someone who has mastered a specific competency develop the competency faster and more effectively model the desired behavior. Leaders who have been … Read More

Scheduling Conflict Forces Change of Dates for Step-Up Workshop

An unforeseen scheduling conflict has caused us to change the dates for our upcoming Step-Up workshop. The facility where our workshops are held will not be available on the previously posted dates, so we’ve adjusted our schedules to ensure everyone can be accommodated at our Meadows Road venue. New dates for the workshop are Oct. 17, 31, and Nov. 21, with a coaching day on Oct. 19.

Can Effective Leadership Be Learned, or is it Innate?

What makes a great leader? Can effective leadership be learned, or is it innate? Our new white paper, From the Front-line to the C-suite, describes five universal leadership attributes that can be practiced and nurtured as leaders advance in an organization.

70% of Employees Are Not Engaged – Three Steps to Cut That Number

70% of US workers are not engaged — they have essentially “checked out,” meaning they care little, if at all, about their job and company. And that attitude has dire consequences. Manager disengagement hovers around 51% and can significantly impact profitability and productivity. Gallup reports these ‘not engaged’ leaders cost the U.S. $77 billion to $96 billion annually because their attitudes cascade throughout the organization.

Knowledge Transfer Helps Avoid “Brain Drain”

Avoid the “Brain Drain” with our Knowledge Transfer Workshop on April 21. Skilled workers leaving the workforce, or opting for alternative employment, are creating an unprecedented shortage of experience and talent. Research at University of North Carolina’s Keenan-Flagler Business School shows: 75% of millennials want a mentor. 65% of baby boomers state millennials have sought them out for guidance. 58% of millennials turn to Baby Boomers rather than Gen X for professional advice. Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020.

In Memoriam

We have lost a close friend and a wonderful member of our professional staff in the passing of Dr. Michael Hackman. Internationally recognized as a thought-leader in communication and leadership, Michael brought a special creative energy to his work with Executive Forum and the Advanced Leadership program. Michael touched many lives through his facilitation and executive coaching and will be sorely missed by the entire Executive Forum team. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael’s family and friends during this sad time.