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3 Reads on Coaching, Leadership, and Team Effectiveness (January 2018)


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Recommendations for HR and L&D professionals from the FlashPoint Team

Keeping up with new topics and opportunities in the L&D and HR fields is a daunting task....

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In a Changing Workplace, Does the Leader's Gender Matter?

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The Majority of Americans Now Report No Gender Preference for a Boss

Gallup has been asking American workers about their preferences in the workplace for years...

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January 23, 2018

Leadership Development

The Fundamental Leadership Mindset: Advice from Alexander the Great

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Learning True Leadership Requires Hard Work

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” - Alexander the Great

In my time as a leadership development...

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January 18, 2018

Leadership Development

5 Things We Learned About Leadership and Teams in 2017

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Leadership Lessons from 2017

2017 was a year full of lessons, so we asked a few of our team members to share one thing they learned this year. From lessons...

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December 28, 2017

Leadership Development

The Problem With Seeking a Silver Bullet Solution for Leadership

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Leadership development doesn’t have one easy fix-all solution

I was recently reminded of a book that Jim Kouzes, author of The Leadership Challenge, first...

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December 21, 2017

Leadership Development

10 Top Characteristics of an Admired Leader Told Through Song

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Music is powerful. It can alter moods, inspire, bridge divides, and bring people together. It also has an uncanny way of sticking with us.

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December 19, 2017

Leadership Development

How to Develop Leaders in 2018: 5 Top Trends in Leadership Development

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Successful leadership development functions will need to keep up with these 5 trends

Each year, learning and development professionals face similar...

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December 14, 2017

Leadership Development

Year-End Review: 12 Top Learning and Development Posts of 2017

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Our most-loved and best tidbits of knowledge from 2017

As each year comes to a close, it’s good to reflect on new skills, goals, and successes from the past...

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December 12, 2017

Leadership Development

How To Develop Effective Leaders for Current and Future Roles

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Focus Development on What's now and what's next

Learning and development has faced the same dilemma for a long time: what is the best balance between...

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December 07, 2017

Leadership Development

5 Ways to Give Better Feedback

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Giving tough feedback is part of the manager’s role

Giving feedback is a critically important skill for managers, but it’s also one of the hardest skills for leaders...

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November 16, 2017

Leadership Development

How Mature Are Your Leadership Development Practices?

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Assess your current state and start planning for the future with better leadership outcomes

The mindset of continuous improvement is one that HR and L&D...

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November 09, 2017

Leadership Development