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Executive’s Say It’s More Challenging to Be a Leader Today

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Survey Reveals Worker Confidence in Company Leaders; Cities With Greatest Rise in Leadership Challenges Leading a business is only getting harder, recent research found. In the Robert Half Management Resources survey, 66 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said it is more challenging to be a company leader today than it was five years ago. Just 4 percent of executives said the challenges have eased.

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10 Tough Questions to Assess Your Company’s Leadership Culture

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How should a career woman evaluate the culture of a company? How does she know if her persistence will pay off, or if it is time to pack her bags and seek new adventures? “Finding the right organization and culture to thrive in is a personal endeavor,” says Nadine Haupt, author of the new book “Fall in Love with Monday Mornings: The Career Woman’s Guide to Increasing Impact, Influence and Income“.  “What works for some women may not work for others.”

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Network Like a CFO!

When it comes to business networking, email is the communication channel of choice for busy finance executives. Half (50 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed recently said they opt for email correspondence to keep in touch with professional colleagues. Social media was a distant third place, after attending industry and group events. The Robert Half Management Resources research shows evolving preferences for CFOs. In a similar survey three years ago, online networking was executives' top choice. As to what they hope to achieve through their outreach, respondents most commonly cited keeping up with industry trends, which ranked second in 2012. CFOs were asked, "How do you prefer to network professionally?" Their responses: 2015 2012 Email correspondence 50% 22% Attend professional events, meetings, conferences 25% 25% Network online (social media) 18% 45% None/don't network 7% 7% Other/don't know 0% 1% 100% 100% CFOs were also asked, "What is the primary purpose of your professional networking activities?" Their responses*: 2015 2012 Keep up with industry news and developments 46% 20% Grow business 37% 60% Recruit new talent 11% 7% Find a new job 5% 10% Other/don't know 0% 3% 99% 100% *Responses may not total 100 percent due to rounding. "Email allows busy executives to easily stay in touch with contacts and quickly receive feedback on a question or business request," said Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half. As convenient as email can be, McDonald advises professionals to avoid becoming too reliant on it. "Exchanging ideas over lunch or attending a conference with others in your industry is a more personal way to develop a rapport with colleagues. Social media offers a vehicle for quickly widening one's reach and gaining exposure to a broader range of news and insights." Robert Half Management Resources highlights five professional networking tips for senior-level professionals to broaden their connections and visibility: Build a presence at industry events. Delivering a presentation or facilitating a workshop at a national or chapter meeting will introduce you to peers and other contacts. In addition, you'll establish yourself as a thought leader. Mentor others. By sharing the wisdom you've gained throughout your career, you can shape future leaders and gain the personal satisfaction that comes with helping them advance their careers. Volunteer with philanthropic and local organizations. While making a difference in the lives of others, you can also expand your network and gain insights into diverse perspectives by interacting with people from different backgrounds and fields. Serve in a leadership position outside the company. Taking on roles in business and community groups enables you to showcase your leadership skills in a different capacity. You'll also meet people with whom you can exchange business ideas. Engage with your alma mater. You will help prepare the next generation of professionals, while enhancing your firm's connections with professors and the school. Your contributions could build student affinity for your company as well. About the Survey The survey was developed by Robert Half Management Resources and conducted by an independent research firm. It is based on telephone interviews with more than 2,200 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. About Robert Half Management Resources

When it comes to business networking, email is the communication channel of choice for busy finance executives. Half (50 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed recently said they opt for email correspondence to keep in touch with professional colleagues. Social media was a distant third place, after attending industry and group events.

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Only 1 in 10 Employees Define Success at Work as High Performance

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Global Career Aspiration Survey Reveals Disconnect between Employee Aspirations and Employer Performance Goals A new global career survey of employees released today by Right Management, the global career experts within ManpowerGroup, finds that only 10 percent of employees define career success as high performance and productivity. As employers struggle to find skilled and motivated individuals to meet performance goals, these findings indicate an ongoing disconnect between employee aspirations and the performance demands of employers worldwide.

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Leaders Need to Rethink What It Means to Engage Employees

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Compelling research done by CEB Corporate Leadership Council, Gallup, Hay Group, and others demonstrates the indisputable correlation between high levels of employee engagement and substantially improved business results – increases in profitability, productivity, growth, and employee retention rates. Organizations spend an enormous amount of money implementing various employee engagement initiatives, which far too often get results far short of expectations. So the question becomes why? Author John Guaspari, in his new book Otherwise Engaged, offers leaders a new way to think about employee engagement that helps answer that question.

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