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 …

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- …

Manage Training Projects

Ross Tartell

Ross Tartell Published in Training Magazine, March/April 2018 Project management is a critical skill for the training profession. It enables us to create the solutions so critical to the success of the organizations we support. Download full article (PDF)

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

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

Stressed Out HR: 7 Steps to Making Things Better

Laura Freebairn-Smith

Leon Bailey & Laura Freebairn-Smith Published by TLNT (Talent Management and HR) online, June 2017 Human resource professionals are the “stress absorbers” for their organizations and often for individuals in the organization. They occupy a special niche in the organizational ecosystem — a critical one for the success of all companies. But how can the HR professional cope with the stress …