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Trying to Buy Your Way to Success? Don’t Forget to Blend.

Trying to Buy Your Way to Success? Don’t Forget to Blend.

| March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Buying high potential talent can be like going to a really good grocery store. So many exciting choices and promises. We have visions of a wonderful meal. When we arrive home with fresh vegetables, French cheeses and a beautiful piece of meat we realize that our job of preparing the meal has just begun. We […]

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Are You Passing on the Torch?

Are You Passing on the Torch?

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the last several years I have had an increasing number of conversations with people who are retiring. Many of these individuals have been significant contributors to their organizations, positively impacting the lives of employees, clients and the larger community. Often they will conclude our conversation with, “It’s time for me to pass on the […]

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Are You Supporting Novel and Adaptive Thinking in Your Company?

Are You Supporting Novel and Adaptive Thinking in Your Company?

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently attended a seminar led by Devin Fider, with the Institute for the Future, www.iftf.org . The topic was a review of Future Work Skills 2020. An amazing presentation. The report analyzes six key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies work skills needed in the next ten years. These are […]

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Survival Scanning – When to Stop

Survival Scanning – When to Stop

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

We live in a world that has raised the art of scanning to new heights. It has virtually become a habit of survival. We scan our emails, text messages, forms, documents, articles and anything else that we put in front of our face. We do not process the information in its entirety – it is […]

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More Plates to Keep Spinning

More Plates to Keep Spinning

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do you find that you are given more and more plates that require your simultaneous attention? While technology provides us with incredible tools to collect data and to connect with each other, we often fail at utilizing the information effectively… or at all. Time and time again our quality of communications is sorely lacking. What […]

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Are you a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Are you a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have the good fortune to participate in a great book club. It’s affiliated with Rocky Mountain Human resource People and Strategy – an organization of senior level human resource professionals. We meet every couple of months and discuss a book that one of the members has recommended. Our most recent read was Multiplies – […]

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Are You a Courageous Follower?

Are You a Courageous Follower?

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Businesses, governments, all of our institutions, need more courageous followers- a lot more. Followership demands that we are accountable, not just for ourselves, but for the organizations and institutions in which we reside. To be a courageous follower requires trust. Trust in ourselves and trust in those around us. Building trust within ourselves and with […]

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Habits from the Garden

Habits from the Garden

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I operate in a very seasonal way, spending some of my time think about the upcoming season. My grandparents had a farm in Virginia, a place where I learned many valuable lessons and fine-tuned habits that have served me well. Some of you know that I garden – vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit trees. Growing […]

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The Art of Cascading Messages

The Art of Cascading Messages

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last month’s blog, The Science of Cascading Messages, dealt with a few of the mechanics of how to cascade messages. As with any dynamic management process, the art of doing is what gives life to the science around it. Having clarity around the ‘why’ of cascaded messages helps to ensure the essence of meaning. A […]

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The Science to Cascading Messages

The Science to Cascading Messages

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

An article in the December 2012 Harvard Business Review caught my attention, How to Help Employees “Get” Strategy by Charles Galunic and Immanuel Hermreck. In this article they refer to the concept of “embeddedness”; companies striving to make sure their employees ’get’ the corporate strategy. The authors take issue with the value of cascading messages […]

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