Learn from Life’s Experiences

Ross Tartell

  Values and beliefs shape how people lead. My best bosses have understood their personal values and beliefs, and then used that insight to focus their efforts and lead their teams effectively. A key tenet of Emotional Intelligence says that self-awareness is critical if a person is to manage their emotions, understand how others might react, or use interpersonal knowledge …

What Scares Leaders about Work-From-Home?

Rachel Shuey

“What are you up to?! What about my team?!” Laura Freebairn-Smith, Partner at OPG Many managers have been taught that 8-5, in-office schedules are the only way to ensure accountability, productivity, and teamwork. This notion is a holdover from management ideas built on old paradigms around production lines, value of labor, hierarchy, privilege, and more. How does OPG continue to …

Make the Personal Connection in the New World of Virtual Work

Ross Tartell

  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive and rapid shift to remote work and a transformational move from face-to-face to virtual leadership. As leaders continue to strive for performance and efficiency, there is a rapidly growing need for empathy and human connection in today’s digital world.  Click here to read the full article by OPG Senior Associate Ross Tartell.  …

5 Simple Ways to Increase Motivation in the Workforce

Tony Panos

Motivation needs to begin and grow inside each of us individually. A truly motivated individual or team is the holy grail for many managers, and a leader who can spark motivation in individuals will find that leading is much more rewarding. Read more from Partner Tony Panos at Training Magazine here!   

Use Empathy Maps to Understand Your Client

Ross Tartell

“Empathy Mapping is a powerful visualization approach that helps ensure project success by creating a clear understanding of the individual’s or group’s perspective, need, or experience.” Read more from Senior Associate Ross Tartell at Training Magazine! 

Leading through Paradigm Shifts

Laura Freebairn-Smith

Profound paradigm shifts are happening everywhere. Recent crises and long-simmering ones have been both devastating and brilliantly unsettling. Deeply held beliefs about what is possible and how fast change can occur have been uprooted and tossed out – creating both positive and destructive change. The extraordinarily rapid erosion of democracies around the world due to escalating propagation of disinformation is …

3 tips that will change how you use your calendar

Robert Roche

Finding time for every item on your extensive task list is difficult. How can we manage our calendars so no task gets left behind? . Tip 1: A Task’s Time is Sacred A common mistake when managing your tasks is assuming that your schedule has time for them. Every request takes time to complete, from the ones your manager makes …

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 …

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 …