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Business Consulting

What is Your Crisis Quotient?

What makes for a good leader today has certainly evolved. Interesting read on a new metric, a Crisis Quotient, which helps to determine if your potential leaders have the ingredients to succeed when things are uncertain and changing constantly. What is your crisis quotient? (strategy-business.com)   Read More...

Leadership Will Change Forever After The Coronavirus Pandemic

What made a leader successful many years ago is unlikely to be as effective in today's world. Having worked with many different clients over the course of the past 6 pandemic months, I have seen a lot of evidence that this is true. This article presented an interesting perspective on leadership in these tumultuous times. Leadership Will Change Forever After The Coronavirus Pandemic Read More...

To See the Future More Clearly, Find Your Blind Spots

The past year was challenging and most leaders could not have accurately predicted what 2020 would bring. The ability to anticipate challenges and to plan for unforeseen circumstances are key to a leader's success. The following article on understanding and finding our blind spots is interesting and certainly valuable as organizations plan for the future and as executives create their strategic plans. A worthwhile read! To See the Future More Clearly, Find Your Blind Spots Read More...

HR Consulting

Building on the Gains Made from Remote Work

Focusing on communication and culture can further boost employee experience and productivity. Leaders' views on the merits of remote work have shifted since the pandemic started. Some that were adamantly against it were forced to make it work and were even pleasantly surprised. So, now that offices are reopening, where do things stand? How much flexibility in the workplace will remain? This topic is relevant and timely for many business! A quick and worthwhile read. Building on the Gains Made from Remote Work Read More...

Solving Your Talent Problem Might Not Involve Hiring

It is hard to find a company not looking to hire right now - it's certainly a tight labor market for many reasons. You've probably heard the term the "Great Resignation" and the many theories on why it's so difficult to fill open positions. Well, filling a bucket, which has holes at the bottom, with water makes the challenges exponentially more difficult. This article is a good overview on what can be done now to retain the valuable people that we already have - we can often control more than we realize. Solving Your Talent Problem Might Not Involve Hiring Read More...

There is Such a Thing as Too Much Freedom. The Challenge for Businesses is Finding a Balance in the Hybrid Working World.

How much freedom is the right amount? Is the freedom that can come with remote work good for productivity? Some companies are finding that there is such a thing as too much freedom. Such a timely article on a topic that many companies have and continue to be faced with in the times of COVID. There is Such a Thing as Too Much Freedom. The Challenge for Businesses is Finding a Balance in the Hybrid Working World. (www.strategy-business.com) Read More...

Professional Coaching

These Unwritten Rules of Work are What Set High Achievers Apart

This article is one of the best I have read! It speaks of the unwritten rules of work that set apart the high achievers/performers. Organizations often are clear that they have a need to develop their people so they can better meet expectations and provide the desired value. However, being able to actually pinpoint the skills and behavior needed to close that gap is much more difficult. This article explains it brilliantly! Quick and worthwhile read Impact players know these secret rules of the workplace (fastcompany.com) Read More...

Micromanagement is Not the Answer

Does micromanagement work? How else do you get what you want? This article claims that it is not effective at all - It merely gives a manager the illusion of control. The reason micromanagement is so harmful to employee happiness and productivity can be explained in part through self-determination theory which has to do with human motivation. In today's time, retaining our employees is more critical than ever and managing has become an even more skilled art. This article provides a valuable perspective on the impact of micromanagement and offers some suggestions on how to shift gears. Definitely a worthwhile read! Micromanagement is Not the Answer Read More...

How to think like a CEO

I often think about the people I work with and what makes those that are in leadership roles stand out. This short article provides such an interesting perspective on the one thing that that is common to almost all successful CEOs....Are you curious what it is? How to think like a CEO Read More...