LeadershipHello and welcome to the December 2015 Edition of Monthly Roundup on the topic of Leadership.

The articles in this roundup post have been selected based on the views & social shares that have been generated on the topic of Leadership.


Proof that Positive Work Cultures are more Productive

Emma Seppala and Kim Cameron share lots of data on the correlation between positive work environments and more productive employees. Companies with high-pressure and cut-throat environments face the risk of higher absenteeism, lower productivity costs and higher healthcare costs. They share data from various studies and sources to talk about the importance of a favourable work environment. And they also share some immediate tips that managers and companies can start using immediately to make the environment more dynamic and positive.

Only 8% of Leaders are Good at Both Strategy and Execution

If you studied about Leadership – then you have definitely read about strategy and execution as important tenets of leadership. However, in a survey completed it has been found that only 8% of corporate leaders are good at both. The authors of this post use data to back up their study. In addition they also share 5 insights that leaders can immediately use to improve their strategy-to-execution ratio.

Employee Engagement isn’t getting Better and Gallup shares the Surprising Reasons why

It is astonishing to find that studies have found that Employee Engagement across US companies is only around 30%. That has a direct impact on productivity and profitability. Mark Crowley explains why it is important for companies to pay attention to this. And also shares why it is important to make changes starting from the top of the organization. This trickles down all the way down to individual employees.

How Meditation benefits CEOs

Mindfulness and meditation are words that are no longer common only in the fitness industry. It is starting to become heavily discussed in most corporations. CEOs and Leaders often work longer hours and stressful jobs. Emma Seppala shares her studies with other experts on the benefits of meditation – improved attention,memory and emotional intelligence. Additional benefits included reduced stress, and improved resilience.


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Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of CareerMetis.com. He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast

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