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12 Jul 2016 | Guest Authors | No Comments | 3,571 views | Categories: Business Analysis, Featured, Leadership Development, Professional Development
3 Steps for Implementing Business Analysis

Implementing business analysis (BA) in organizations needs to be done in a well-planned process. The three steps are contingent on the BA maturity of the organization, its vision for how BA will be used and the degree of executive sponsorship.

10 Sep 2015 | Michelle Moore | No Comments | 4,321 views | Categories: Leadership Development, Professional Development, Professional Skills
A Step-by-Step Approach to Developing Leaders

There is no question that leadership development remains a top priority for many organizations. As we continue to prepare for the retirement of baby boomers, learning and development (L&D) professionals continue to focus on identifying and growing tomorrow’s leaders. Organizations rank developing leaders as one of their most critical issues, according to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report. Eighty-six percent of all surveyed HR and business leaders cite leadership as one of their most important challenges and feel they are actually falling behind in this important activity.

27 Aug 2015 | Michelle Moore | No Comments | 3,565 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 | 5,300 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 | 5,175 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 | 16,528 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 | 12,543 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 | 11,073 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 | 12,346 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.