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2015 is Here, Are You?

January 18, 2015 by


New Year, new you, right? Well if you are ready for that shift in your thinking and doing as a leader and/or organization, let us help you redefine and refine your leadership and help with your OD solutions!

Crisis Management….Be Prepared Before You Need To Be

October 6, 2013 by


Crisis management refers to tactics employed in response to any form of disruption that may impact the organization’s business or activity for any length of time.  While most organizations have a plan, the need or importance for one became heightened post-9/11 and in light of the more recent episodes of workplace violence.  Organizations need to […]

The Leadership Path is Paved with Mistakes….

September 28, 2013 by


The leadership path is often paved with mistakes.  These mistakes, both minor and major, are the metal that can either forge or destroy leaders and their reputations along the way.  The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect leader, there are leaders who have honed their skill through trial and error. […]

Strategies to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

March 6, 2013 by


The mentoring relationship has the potential to benefit the mentor, protegé and the organization.  Social exchange theory can provide a theoretical framework for the context of the mentor-protegé relationship.  Research has identified several factors that maximize mentoring relationships. These include but are not limited to trust, cost-benefit ratio and reciprocity.  How these factors can influence the […]

Choosing a Mentor

March 1, 2013 by


Mentoring is one the primary means for individuals to learn new skills, develop self-efficacy, build networks and assimilate into new situations.  “Mentoring is often described as a symbiotic relationship between two adults who assist each other to meet mutual career objectives in an organization or professional discipline” (Haines, 2003).  When effective, the mentor is able […]

Coping with Change Through Training

February 18, 2013 by


Research has explored the role o training in modifying behaviors or individual response to adverse situations, such as change.  Strategies with a foundation in social cognitive theory such as self-regulation, self-reinforcement and thought self-leadership (TSL) have been explored as a means o improving individual perceptions regarding their ability to manage their emotional responses and cope […]

Employee Engagement Strategies

February 18, 2013 by


Leaders must recognize that in today’s market, cradle to grave secure employment is a distant memory at best and not necessarily something that employees are looking for.  Workers are motivate by more than just a secure position, compensation and benefits packages.  Strategic leaders recognize this and understand the importance of engaging in strategies to create […]

Understanding Culture

February 13, 2013 by


One of the primary responsibilities of leaders is to understand, manage and change when necessary organizational culture.  Every organization has inherent shared values, traditions, heritage, and stories.  Smart leaders recognize that a successful organizational culture is by design and has well-defined values, beliefs and norms that are apparent to and shared by all members.  “Culture […]