PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Sophie Florinetti
is a successful business professional who has worked in a number of industries. She's also a well-traveled individual, and has had the privilege of experiencing a number of different places around the world. Now, she is highlighting a new article
from The Huffington Post that sheds some light on the common concerns and challenges that modern business leaders face.
Across the board, employee disengagement seems to weigh heavily on the minds of CEOs and upper management. Philadelphia-based organizational psychologist Nicole Lipkin explains why this is alarming stating, "If your employee's level of engagement isn't a priority--a problem in and of itself--then consider the impact it has on your customers."
Lipkin goes on to explain that high rates of employee disengagement are linked with reduced productivity, performance, workplace safety, retention, loyalty, and profits. In addition to this problematic point, emotions are usually contagious within an office. This means that just one or two negative employees can slowly poison the whole staff, causing them to take on this negative perspective.
Glain Roberts-McCabe, founder of The Executive Roundtable, explains, "I worry that organizations are becoming increasingly out of sync with the needs of this next generation's executive group and are losing their best and brightest because of apathy at senior levels."
Other problems lie within gender stereotypes and sexism. Susan Butler, CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders, notes, "Given that most employers are assuming that women are 'short term' employees, they have not changed their cultures to grow them as long term employees, moving up the career path. To be really successful, companies need to impact their current culture, which is based on a male workforce. And to quote other CEOs, that is where the hard work comes in: changing the culture."
Sophie Florinetti agrees that companies would be well-suited to embrace women in the office, helping them to grow and develop just like they would for any male employee.
The piece also highlights some of the main traits that hurt a leader's ability to positively shape a staff and a company. Some of these common issues include being too busy, being too proud, and being afraid to lose or fail. Many leaders also suffer from insomnia or extreme stress, which impacts their performance and all aspects of the company as a result.
"Despite the shifting and never-ending sources of worries, a modern leader should never forget he is a human being with limited capacities. Always looking overwhelmed or too busy is not an option. On the contrary, self-awareness is an essential part of strong leadership," states Sophie Florinetti.
Sophie Florinetti is a successful business professional who has experience in a number of industries. This includes economic and political research, consulting, and communications. Florinetti is a proud mother of two, as well as a seasoned traveler. She has had the good fortune of seeing exciting destinations all over the world. She uses her knowledge of five different languages to make these trips easier.