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 …

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 …

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 …

Organizational Survey Research- A Multifaceted Ethical Assessment

Adam Freidman

The use of organizational survey research is not new. However, when information is collected that is not directly related to a job analysis such as demographic and bio-data, it can almost always be viewed as intrusive, and ethical considerations must be weighed. To read this article by OPG’s Adam Freidman, hit the link below! Adam Freidman – Organizational Survey Research- …

Strategies to make learning stick

Ross Tartell

Ross Tartell Published in “Training Magazine”, January 2018 Learning retention must be approached through the holistic integration of learning methodologies with how people actually learn in the workplace. Read more… Read the full article

Culture, Morale, and Motivation in Organizations: An Overview

Laura Freebairn-Smith Organizational Skills and Culture

Laura Freebairn-Smith 2016, Organizational Performance Group. Proactive and engaged leaders of organizations, large and small, are interested in how their organizations can do better. The definition of “better” might vary from one organization to another, but those achievements universally rely on the high performance of human beings engaged in the organization’s life. The culture and climate in which those people …

Organizational Citizenship: Seven Behaviors that Go Above and Beyond the Expected

Laura Freebairn-Smith Organizational Skills and Culture

Laura Freebairn-Smith Date Published: 2013, Organizational Performance Group Just as general citizenship behaviors make our daily world better, so do organizational citizenship behaviors. Which world would you rather live in? This one… The person in front of you doesn’t hold the door for you. A piece of garbage flies out of the car in front of you. Several team members …