Staff development/retention Definitions

  • A

    authentic leadership

    Authentic leadership is a management approach in which the head of a group or company governs and connects with his followers in an honest, open manner.

  • authoritarian leadership

    Authoritarian leadership is a management style in which an individual has total control over making decisions for a group or organization, with little or no input from his or her subordinates.

  • C

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the corporate executive who oversees ongoing business operations within the company.

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is the individual within an organization who has ultimate responsibility for all technology policy and related matters such as research and development (R&D).

  • CMO (chief marketing officer)

    A CMO (chief marketing officer) is a corporate executive who is responsible for activities in an organization that have to do with creating, communicating and delivering offerings that have value for customers, clients or business partners.

  • contingent workforce

    A contingent workforce is a labor pool whose members are hired by an organization on an on-demand basis. A contingent workforce consists of freelancers, independent contractors and consultants who are not on the company's payroll because they are not full-time employees of the organization.

  • crossfunctional (cross-functional)

    Crossfunctional is a term that refers to efforts that span various departments or tasks in an organization, with an eye toward accomplishing a common goal.

  • cultural fit

    Cultural fit is the likelihood that a job candidate will be able to conform and adapt to the core values and collective behaviors that make up an organization.

  • D

    digital leadership

    Digital leaders work in much the same way as a chief financial officer (CFO), a director of human resources or a chief operations officer (COO) works; they need to assure interested parties that the assets for which they are responsible maintain maximum value.

  • E

    emotional intelligence (EI)

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the area of cognitive ability that facilitates interpersonal behavior.

  • executive leadership

    Executive leadership is the ability of an organization's management to guide and motivate employees while meeting organizational goals.

  • F

    FUN (focus on user needs)

    FUN (focus on user needs) is an approach to information technology (IT) management that places emphasis on improving the user experience (UX).

  • H

    hard skills

    Hard skills are specific, teachable abilities that may be required in a given context, such as a job or university application... (Continued)

  • human resource management (HRM)

    Human resource management (HRM) is the governance of an organization’s employees. HRM is sometimes referred to simply as human resources (HR).

  • I

    innovation culture

    Innovation culture is an environment that organizations cultivate in order to nurture new, creative thinking and its application.

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