5 Ways To Build A Winning Team: It’s Not Easy

Laura Freebairn-Smith

      “This team rocks!” This is the holy grail for managers and leaders. And, there are millions of articles and blogs about how to get your team to that level of performance. Here are five strategies to build a winning team.   Read the full article by Partner Laura Freebairn-Smith at CEO World!  5 Ways to Build a Winning …

Choose the Best Learning Path

Robert Roche

How organizations, managers, and learners can maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the learning effort—for each individual. Read the full article by Senior Associate Ross Tartell at Training Magazine! 

Take the Mystery out of Succession Planning

Ross Tartell

The basic steps of succession planning are the same regardless of organizational size.  Read the full article by Senior Associate Ross Tartell at Training Magazine! 

What’s Money Got to Do with It?

Laura Freebairn-Smith

Money is a form of energy, and here’s how that energy affects workers. “Despite all the literature and research on motivation, of which there appears to be millions of pieces of writing and thinking, the holy grail of a perfectly defined pathway to worker motivation doesn’t exist. I think this is because the theories are great and explain a lot …

How to hire a consultant

Organizational Performance Group

Let’s say you have something that needs improvement within your organization. It could be leadership skills, internal processes, analytics and diagnostics, Human Resources development, or anything else your company may need. You want to make a change but are not sure how to proceed.  There are three reasons to hire a consultant:    You don’t have the time You don’t …

Tony Panos

“CEOs and senior leaders are not immune from the challenges of difficult conversations. A senior position and title does not make it easier to have tough conversations, and often the impact of difficult conversations is magnified because of the leader’s position and title. A leader’s words and actions are closely scrutinized by subordinates, investors, and others.” Read this article by …

Impact of Gender Pay Inequity on Morale and Work Culture – Psychology Today

Laura Freebairn-Smith

“The gender pay gap is both completely visible and invisible at the same time. The statistics and data are readily available and well-analyzed from many sources – institutes, governments, universities. And yet, we– whether by family unit, organization, state, or country – as a collective culture, tolerate this extremely well-documented form of discrimination. Inside most organizations, other than the public sector, …

Wonder Women in the Arts – Leadership panel discussion on October 11, 2018

Laura Freebairn-Smith

    Only one of the nation’s 13 largest museums is run by a woman. Women today are nearing equity in the arts, leading 48 percent of art museums, which is up from 43 percent three years ago. However, a gender gap persists at the largest museums — of those with budgets of $15 million and higher, just 30 percent …

Self-care and self-awareness in managing

Organizational Performance Group

Laura Freebairn-Smith and Tony Panos Date Published: 2018, Organizational Performance Group Does managing both exhaust and excite you? Based on our experience with teaching thousands of managers and leaders, we estimate that only 10% of people are naturals at managing and leading, which are psychologically demanding responsibilities. Often it is the lure of higher compensation or more status that causes …

Leading with Radically Informative Indicators

Organizational Performance Group

Organizations are complex interdependent systems that have a range of issues that impacting the measurement of their performance, and understanding the impact of these issues needs to be considered because of their significant influence. Leading with Radically Informative Indicators >> complete article