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27 Aug 2015 | Michelle Moore | No Comments | 1,745 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development
Real Innovation – Three Keys to Success

In today’s complex and competitive business environment, most companies rank innovation as one of their top strategic priorities. In a recent study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), more than three quarters of the business leaders surveyed ranked innovation as either their top, or one of their top three, strategic priorities.

26 May 2015 | Michelle Moore | No Comments | 3,233 views | Categories: Communication, Leadership Development, Technology
Top 6 Keys to Working Successfully in a Matrix Organization

As organizations look to do more with fewer resources and leverage scarce knowledge better across their entire organization, we see lots of companies moving to matrix structures. A matrix structure can be defined as “a mixed organizational form in which normal hierarchy is overlaid by some form of lateral authority or influence resulting in two chains of command — one along functional lines and the other along project lines.”

30 May 2014 | Amanda Alderman | No Comments | 4,709 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development, Professional Skills
From Business Owner to Employee: Taming Your Inner Entrepreneur

Up until 10 years ago, I always ran my own businesses. In fact, I put myself through college that way. I justified the hard work and long hours of being a business owner as the way for me to pay for school, knowing that one day I’d work for a company with vacation days, insurance and benefits — luxuries I had to pay for myself at the time. Turns out, now that I’m an employee, I’m not basking in the sun and eating bonbons while working for “the man” like I thought I may be.

Be a “T” Shaped SDLC Professional and Become Outsource Proof

The “T” shaped concept is not new, but it is foundational to worker productivity and success for organizations trying to meet the challenges brought on by the speed of disruption. Simply put, rapid change can be devastating. It brings obsolescence in a short order (think RIM), but with that devastation comes accelerated growth opportunity (think Facebook all of 10 years old).

5 Nov 2013 | Jocelyn Bérard | One Comment | 15,426 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development
Accelerating Leadership Development: How to Maximize Learning

Accelerating leadership development is not an option; it’s a must in order to meet business needs and mitigate risk. I have developed multiple ways to accelerate leadership development and help ensure we are prepared to replace our aging population of leaders. I’ll highlight three of them in this blog series. This is last of three parts.

22 Oct 2013 | Jocelyn Bérard | No Comments | 11,391 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development
Accelerating Leadership Development: Diagnose Before You Prescribe

Accelerating leadership development is not an option; it’s a must in order to meet business needs and mitigate risk. I have developed multiple ways to accelerate leadership development and help ensure we are prepared to replace our aging population of leaders. I’ll highlight three of them in this blog series. This is part two of three.

8 Oct 2013 | Jocelyn Bérard | No Comments | 10,298 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development
Accelerating Leadership Development: Identifying High-Potential Leaders

Accelerating leadership development is not an option; it’s a must in order to meet business needs and mitigate risk. I have developed multiple ways to accelerate leadership development and help ensure we are prepared to replace our aging population of leaders. I’ll highlight three of them in this blog series. This is part one of three.

19 Apr 2013 | Amanda Alderman | One Comment | 11,559 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development
Lessons I’ve Learned About Leadership from Dogs

Not the same approach works with both of them and I have to adjust my approach with them to get the desired reaction. The same goes with people. As a sales engineer I supported over 100 sales reps, so obviously my time was limited. When someone was impolite to me I was not as apt to help them over someone who seemed to appreciate me. It’s hard to admit but the truth is we are prone to go extra for people who value others time. If I went around demanding things (yanking on leashes) I am sure no one would go above and beyond for what I am asking for.

14 Mar 2013 | Timothy Bentley | No Comments | 7,308 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development
Manager Improves Relationships with Coaching and 360-Degree Feedback

The senior manager was so brilliant that his bosses didn’t want to fire him. But he was wearing them out with his constant arguments and resistance to authority. They were hoping desperately that coaching would help him make changes.

7 Mar 2013 | Timothy Bentley | No Comments | 6,286 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development
Using 360-Degree Feedback to Emphasize Succession Management

With senior leaders retiring in great numbers, many organizations lack candidates with the skills to replace them. Yet few are getting adequate help in planning for succession.

“I saw a growing need because of the aging of the population,” says Jocelyn Bérard, “People are just starting to retire en masse. Many organizations are saying we have a gap here and we’re concerned. Especially in government, the percentage of people who are going to retire in the next six years is frightening.”