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Transforming Your Company Into a Learning Organization

Transforming Your Company Into a Learning Organization

In 1958, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 60 years. Today, that number is 10, and this rapid pace of change shows no sign of slowing any time soon. In addition to the accelerating pace of change, work is more complex than ever before;...

10 Principles for Delivering Virtual Learning Events

  As learning and development professionals continue to adapt to the new realities of the workplace in 2020, many trainings and workshops are now being conducted online. Although it is impossible to fully replicate the experience of an in-person meeting, there...
Doug Shupinski Virtual Teaming Requires Deliberate Practice

Virtual Teaming Requires Deliberate Practice

Doug Shupinski is Director of Leadership Development at Merck, and no stranger to leading virtual teams at all levels. Doug spoke with our team to convey his trust and excitement in the opportunities available to all of us in holding our meetings virtually, even...
Transforming Your Company Into a Learning Organization

Transforming Your Company Into a Learning Organization

In 1958, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 60 years. Today, that number is 10, and this rapid pace of change shows no sign of slowing any time soon. In addition to the accelerating pace of change, work is more complex than ever before;...

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Virtual Teaming Requires Deliberate Practice

Virtual Teaming Requires Deliberate Practice

Doug Shupinski is Director of Leadership Development at Merck, and no stranger to leading virtual teams at all levels. Doug spoke with our team to convey his trust and excitement in the opportunities available to all of us in holding our meetings virtually, even...

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Maximize the Human Elements

Maximize the Human Elements

In our recent interview with Mario about adapting our working world during this global crisis, Mario emphasized that the basics remain the same: we have to practice staying connected and the most simple of rules still apply when conducting virtual meetings. More...

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Provide Strength Through Culture & Networking

Provide Strength Through Culture & Networking

When people come together in groups, a culture naturally develops. With many of us converting our meetings and our work to a virtual setting, we must remember that culture is still always with us - we are still people interacting together. We need to fight any...

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Attributes of Positively Energizing Leaders

Attributes of Positively Energizing Leaders

At the heart of positive leadership lies the concept of positive energy. It is almost impossible to be a positive leader without also being a source of positive energy. The research is very clear that positively energizing leaders can generate exceptional performance...

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Positive Leadership Principles

Positive Leadership Principles

Human beings are mostly inclined toward positive energy, toward the light and life-giving sources, both literally and figuratively. Positive Leadership principles are particularly applicable now, in this current circumstance of the pandemic. In this video, Kim Cameron...

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Deeper Social Connections are The Key

Deeper Social Connections are The Key

Shawn Achor describes how the COVID crisis is so unique in how we perceive and create social connections, the number one predictor of our long-term levels of happiness and success.  In the midst of this huge challenge, we will need to - more...

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The Science of Stress

The Science of Stress

A crisis may leave us feeling almost paralyzed. And our stress levels rise. Recent study of stress teaches us that there is a way to move past that immobilizing feeling, to restart our belief system that our behavior can make a difference. Shawn Achor...

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3 Things Leaders Must Give in a Crisis

3 Things Leaders Must Give in a Crisis

For any leader of an organization, says Dave Ulrich, there are three dimensions that leaders must provide for the well-being of employees. The three sentiments that must be present are: Believe: "I'm doing work that has meaning"Become: "I'm learning, I'm...

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Navigating an Unpredictable Crisis

Navigating an Unpredictable Crisis

No one alive has experienced a global crisis like the Coronavirus and its unprecedented impact on personal and professional lives. Personal and family health will always have priority. We all mourn with those that mourn and we take care of our loved ones....

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How To Rapidly Virtualize Strategic Learning

How To Rapidly Virtualize Strategic Learning

Our panelists had an incredibly engaging conversation on leading through crisis. Erica Wright from Agilent Technologies, Erin Mara from BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Steve Warner from Nestlé each shared how they are rapidly virtualizing talent and leadership development...

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Developing An Effective Decision-Making Process

Developing An Effective Decision-Making Process

More people are making more decisions—and are being forced to make them faster—in an increasingly unpredictable and less forgiving environment. Whatever their role or organization, most professionals have to make a decision “now”—followed by another decision...

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The Four Pillars of Positive Leadership

The Four Pillars of Positive Leadership

In today’s fast-paced economy, it is important for leaders and organizations to create positive work environments for their teams. Although this can be a challenge for every leader, it may be especially challenging for first-time managers and newly promoted leaders....

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How Vigilant Organizations Act Faster

How Vigilant Organizations Act Faster

The world of business is increasingly turbulent. And as the pace of technological change accelerates, organizations must learn to see signals sooner and -- importantly-- learn to act faster than rivals upon those insights. Charles Schwab did so when it became an early...

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How Vigilant Firms Orchestrate Financial Payoffs

How Vigilant Firms Orchestrate Financial Payoffs

In a study of 135 multinational firms over an eight-year period, vigilant organizations had 200% higher growth in market capitalization and were 33% more profitable than their vulnerable rivals.1 This field study built on an earlier Harvard Business Review assessment...

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Creating the Purpose-Driven Organization

Creating the Purpose-Driven Organization

A family member had an emergency and I spent a lot of time with him in the hospital.  The experience was not pleasant.  Most of our interactions with the doctors suggested a lack of caring.   They seemed stressed or withdrawn, and in one case, deeply abusive.  Given...

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Becoming a Purpose Driven Organization

Becoming a Purpose Driven Organization

The concept of a purpose-driven leader or a purpose-driven organization is not new.  But how to do it successfully has been elusive. This book presents a compelling economic argument for WHY you should become a purpose-driven organization NOW, and illustrates HOW to...

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How to Build Organizational Resilience

How to Build Organizational Resilience

Driven by exponential technological change and sociopolitical and economic uncertainty, the average lifespan of companies on the S&P Index is becoming shorter and more volatile. The pace of change is accelerating. Employers and workers are under immense stress to...

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Three Small Actions To Make Better Decisions

Three Small Actions To Make Better Decisions

Critical thinking and decision making skills frequently rank as the top attributes companies believe effective leaders should possess. And researchers at Bain & Company have found that decision effectiveness is 95 percent correlated with financial performance. At...

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Listen to Learn

Listen to Learn

By Alan Todd Proving the value of learning and development programs is important, but it’s no easy feat. According to data from LinkedIn’s 2017 Workplace Learning Report, 32 percent of learning executives believe demonstrating ROI is a top challenge for L&D, and...

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The Four Steps Of Strategic Persuasion

The Four Steps Of Strategic Persuasion

By Alan Todd and Dr. Mario Moussa Work relationships are becoming flatter, looser, wider, and faster. By 2020, flexible labor will represent 20 percent of the workforce, with work becoming more project-based. Nearly 50 percent of managers now spend half their work...

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