Monthly Archives: December 2012
Posted on December 20, 2012 by FMI CorporationAn Ace in the Hole: How the ACE Mentoring Program is Building Success By Kelley Chisholm Remember the war for talent that all but disappeared when the economy crashed a few years ago? Guess what — it’s back, and it is only going to intensify. As the U.S. slowly works its way out of the recession, baby boomers who may have put off retirement will once again start planning to leave the workforce, and there will not be enough Generation Xers to fill the vacancies. This gives members of the Y Generation an opportunity to kick-start their careers. But another issue looms large – how do we attract them to the construction industry, which has often has been fraught with having a poor image?
Posted on December 12, 2012 by FMI CorporationWorld View is the Heart of True Leadership By Tim Tokarczyk At the Center for Strategic Leadership, we spend a great deal of time thinking about, discussing, and researching various leadership topics. However, there is one concept that we come back to repeatedly. If you have been through any of the programs—our four-day Leadership Institute, our myriad Leader Labs, or heard us speak at a conference—you likely have heard us discuss the concept of World View. We believe our World View is at the heart of true leadership. We define World View as the set of beliefs and assumptions that each person holds, consciously and unconsciously, about how the world operates and how we operate in the world. Our World View is really the lens through which we see the world. As individuals, we often make the wrong assumption that everyone sees the world the same way we do. That could not be further from the truth. That is one of the reasons why we love this concept — because it gets to the fact that each of us is different and we bring unique perspectives to our roles at work.