Blog - Paul Fayad

  • November 14, 2018
  • October 19, 2018
  • January 16, 2018

    Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

    By: Andrew Fayad and Paul Fayad

    Leaders Are Made, but Servant Leaders Are Born Some think you can’t make talent; you’re just born with it. Others think that after 10,000 hours of training you’ll become expert at anything. In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant […]

  • November 23, 2016

    Business Landscapes Are Changing, Let Your Employees Know They’re Valued

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Today’s business landscape means that no two days are the same. Industries are changing; you’ve probably learned that if your business doesn’t adapt, you could all too easily be left in your competitor’s dust. But where does that leave your employees? As you adapt to a changing landscape, you expect your employees to follow suit. […]

  • August 29, 2016

    Why Mindfulness Deserves a Place in Your Leadership Training

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It seems like something you’d hear while meditating during yoga class: Mindfulness teaches us to be present and deliberate in choice and action. But mindfulness has made its way from the yoga mat to the office in some organizations, and the benefits have been significant and even scientifically proven. The shift to soft skills as […]

  • August 11, 2016

    Why Learning Agility Might Be The Most Important Skill For Business Leaders To Hone

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    The American philosopher Eric Hoffer said “In times of change, learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” In short, it’s those who are primed to learn and ready to adapt that have the best chance at success.

  • June 27, 2016

    Why Humble CEOs do Better (and How You Can Train for Humility at Work)

    By: Andrew Fayad

    When you think about great leaders, what personality traits come to mind? Probably admirable characteristics such as charisma, leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and personal drive. But one trait that you might not consider is one that doesn’t always get a lot of respect: Humility.

  • June 15, 2016

    10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry

    By: Andrew Fayad

    In some ways, the learning industry evolves quickly and trends change all of the time (like these 3 trends we found earlier in the year). But in other ways, it’s not changing fast enough. Innovation in leadership development, employee development, and education is the lifeblood of staying current and competitive in today’s corporate landscape, and […]

  • April 18, 2016

    Why Businesses Are Struggling To Fill The “Gaps” In Leadership Development

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Is your organization seeing top talent consistently drop off or leave? Is your company struggling to retain millennial employees? Are you wondering why your learning and development efforts to build leadership skills internally seems to be missing the mark? Well, you aren’t alone, even in the slightest. According to Bersin by Deloitte’s Predictions for 2016 Report, […]

  • April 12, 2016

    Why Slow and Steady Wins in Leadership Training

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Leadership training? That’s easy. Leadership training that is effective and sustainable? That’s another story altogether. Too often, leadership training is approached with a boot camp mentality: Fast and intense, an afternoon is supposed to be enough to churn out the latest crop of visionaries and leaders. But those on the front lines understand that leaders […]

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