Radical Move Leadership in a Crisis

Laura Freebairn-Smith

“Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” Rahm Emanuel, former Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama and former Mayor of Chicago   Do you want to build or sustain your team virtually in these tough times? Be a radical-move leader. This kind of leadership is a magnet for teams, and it allows people to spontaneously and creatively keep their …

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 the full article by Partner Tony Panos at Training Magazine!   

3 tips that will change how you use your calendar

Organizational Performance Group

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 …

What’s an Organizational Charrette and How Can It Enhance Your Business?

Laura Freebairn-Smith

    Developing a culture of true innovation and creativity within an organization is no easy task. Even if a leader advocates for their employees to be creative and pursue new ideas, organizations rarely allocate time and resources for those employees to be creative without risking the time they need for standard operations. To truly explore what creativity and innovation …

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

Ross Tartell

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 …

Bringing a summer boost of motivation to your team

Tony Panos

The summer brings plenty of welcome distractions from your work, but it may be a challenge to find ways to engage and motivate your teams with the sunny weather just outside the window. When trying to motivate your team, creating a seasonally dynamic work environment is essential. Studies show that looking forward to a change in your daily routine helps with concentration, …