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Not having a succession plan is risky, and 92% of organizations recognize the plight of foregoing one. Despite the proven success of succession plans at leading Fortune 500 companies, such as McDonalds and LL Bean, a recent study by The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and The Institute of Executive Development (IED) revealed that only 46% of respondents have a formal process for developing successor candidates for key executive positions. Meanwhile, statistics show that 40% of CEOs fail within their first 18 months. Like the NFL draft, companies swarm to grab outside candidates. They hardly stop to notice or nurture potential within their ranks. Or in many cases, organizations have failed to implement a successful recruiting structure for employees in the first place which leaves them few internal options. When done correctly, succession planning can help decrease the number of failures and benefit organizations in many ways.

Benefits of Succession Planningcredit SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

  • Avoids chaos during leadership transitions
  • Helps individuals realize their goals and aspirations
  • Grows stability of the organization’s work culture
  • Strengthens skills through a mentorship model
  • Positively impacts the bottom-line
  • Often improves inter-departmental relationships

 

As the statics show, succession planning is a sore subject in the business world. Companies are struggling to successfully implement succession plans due to the slow economy, changing technology and ever evolving competition. Below is a Center for Work Life video with some quick tips to help organizations get back on track with succession planning.

 

 

Visit Center for Work Life’s Succession Development services page to learn more or get in touch here to start professional succession planning training.

 

Photo Credit: SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

 

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This Blog has been featured by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Sources such as HLN have also been home to publications by Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the Orlando Business Journal

Center for Work Life of Orlando, Florida is an award-winning executive development firm providing leadership and management training to executives and organizations. Our main services include executive coachingleadership developmentexecutive succession planningemotional intelligence trainingcareer planningstaff development, and communication in the workplace.

 

 

 

credit Glyn Lowe Photoworks
Sometimes the root of conflict resolution seems as elusive as the hit TV show Scandal. Scandal’s Olivia (played by Kerry Washington pictured to the right) is often shocked by the actions of others, for example when Fitz doesn’t treat her with respect. This kind of shock, frustration and confusion is no stranger in the face of conflict; anyone in a dispute can relate. There are many considerations for those who find themselves in a communication dilemma, argument or stand-still, but the first step is always to perform an analysis. Below are some quick tips for conflict analysis. Anyone with a good understanding of conflict analysis is in a position to silence the scandal by finding resolution.

Conflict Analysis

 

 

More on Conflict Resolution:

 EI & Conflict Resolution: George Washington Style
Mad Employee Wildfire
EI & Conflict Resolution: Leadership Negotiation Skills

 

Photo Credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks via Flickr

 

This Blog has been featured by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Sources such as HLN have also been home to publications by Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the Orlando Business Journal

 

Center for Work Life of Orlando, Florida is an award-winning executive development firm providing leadership and management training to executives and organizations. Our main services include executive coachingleadership developmentexecutive succession planningemotional intelligence trainingcareer planningstaff development, and communication in the workplace.

 

 

GeorgeWashington1775 public domain

Persuasion is a key element of conflict resolution and negotiation. Being persuasive is also key to effective leadership. However, skills of persuasion don’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. With that in mind, below are some tips for persuasion.

Tips for Persuasion:

1) Focus on emotional appeal
2) Utilize the persuasion tools model
3) Use emotional intelligence to determine the level of intuition and influencing of your audience

If some of those terms are new, don’t panic. The video below dives into the concepts in more detail. And founding father, George Washington shows how it’s done.

 

 

Emotional Intelligence Scale for Persuasion Approaches:

—Low level of intuition but good level of influencing => use logic in negotiations
—Low level of  intuition and poor level of influencing => use compromise
—High level of intuition and good influencing skills => use emotions
—Low level of intuition, and good level of influencing=> use logic

 

Go forth and persuade with confidence.

 

Photo Credits: Black and white lithograph by Currier and Ives, George Washington photo in video is from the Public Domain, Additional video photos from Dell’s Official Flickr page.

 

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Perception Management in Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence & Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence of a Clown Fish 

 

 

This Blog has been featured by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Sources such as HLN have also been home to publications by Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the Orlando Business Journal

 

Center for Work Life of Orlando, Florida is an award-winning executive development firm providing leadership and management training to executives and organizations. Our main services include executive coachingleadership developmentexecutive succession planningemotional intelligence trainingcareer planningstaff development, and communication in the workplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EI & Conflict Resolution: Leader Negotiation Skills

The movie Anchorman charmed movie watchers when it was released in 2004. Though approached from a comedic standpoint, it touched on topics like women in business and workplace conflict. Everyone laughed when Ron and Veronica hit each other with rude remarks in the movie, but demeaning comments between employees are far too common in the workplace.

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

In fact, statistics reveal the struggle managers face in terms of conflict in the workforce. The typical manager spends 25-40% of his or her time dealing with employee conflicts. That’s one to two days of every work week (Washington Business Journal, May 2005). These disagreements can stem from lack of emotional intelligence, work life balance frustrations, lack of communication skills and more. Delving into team development and leadership training can help identify the root of conflict and implement effective change. However, some conflicts can be resolved with minor adjustments.

Today, Dr. Farnaz shares tips for managers in conflict resolution and explains how negotiation is part of the resolution process. This video provides quick tips for leaders, human resources or any professional dealing with a dispute.

 

EI & Conflict Resolution: Leader Negotiation Skills

 

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This Blog has been featured by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Sources such as HLN have also been home to publications by Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the Orlando Business Journal

This Blog has been featured by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Sources such as HLN have also been home to publications by Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the Orlando Business Journal

 

It’s the holiday season and for the most part spirits are warm with joy. But holidays often bring poor communication and relationship stress between family and co-workers. During a time of celebration, no one wants to be bogged down by conflict, but sometimes it’s hard to move past. Many times resolving conflict is a big challenge due to pre-existing perceptions. In other words, even though your short-tempered boss apologies for the rude comment, you have a pre-existing perception that she’s controlling. Because of your perception, tensions remain and the dispute does not fade away. This truth applies to almost any conflict scenario.

Role of Conceptualization in Conflict

 We each see things differently
 We form our own perceptions of conflict, it’s source and intentions based on our own schema.
 Feedback is only arbitrary so long as the negative perceptions don’t change.

In order to enjoy the holidays and resolve fighting, check out the newest Center for Work Life video on the topic of EI & Conflict Resolution, Perception Management:

 

 

 

 Center for Work Life of Orlando, Florida is an award-winning executive development firm providing leadership and management training to executives and organizations. Our main services include executive coachingleadership developmentexecutive succession planningemotional intelligence trainingcareer planningstaff development, and communication in the workplace.

 

 

Related Reads:

Emotional Intelligence & Conflict Resolution

Emotional Intelligence of a Clown Fish 

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