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Dreaming about 2017 – A Fable

By | Leadership ,News ,Training/Professional Development | December 7, 2016 | 0 comment

It is New Year’s Eve.  The house is quiet.  I am sitting by the fire with my spouse, sipping Laphroaig, and reflecting on the year gone by.  As Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  We discuss our goals and dreams – personal, professional, financial, spiritual, health & fitness, relationships, learning/personal growth, and […]

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A 2nd Look at The 4 Disciplines of Execution

By | Leadership ,News | September 13, 2016 | 0 comment

In 2012 McChesney, Covey and Huling released their seminal book The 4 Disciplines of Execution.  Like all good things, it received resounding press and then faded into the oblivion of “the whirlwind of the urgent”.  It’s time for a second look. Executives deal with 2 fundamental subjects – Strategy and Execution.  MBA Schools teach Strategy; […]

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If Training is so important, why doesn’t it work?

By | News ,Training/Professional Development | May 19, 2016 | 0 comment

Research clearly shows a link between investing in training and improved organizational performance yet research on training effectiveness shows that most training doesn’t work. That’s a strange paradox – and a problem. It is not that trainers are not trying to do a good job – most are competent and passionate about what they do, […]

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Poor ‘fit’ causes far too many terminations/resignations – How do we fix this?

By | News | March 23, 2016 | 0 comment

As an Executive Coach and Career Consultant working with senior executives in the banking, insurance and media industries for the past 14 years, it has become apparent to me that “Fit” is perhaps the most important component of a successful career. Yes, excellent technical competencies are obviously basic requirements of any position. And interpersonal and […]

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Solving The Talent Acquisition Challenge

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,News ,Selection ,Sourcing | October 15, 2015 | 0 comment

An “Outsider’s View” of the Talent Acquisition Challenge 93% of CEO’s recognize a need to change their strategy for attracting and retaining talent, according to PwC’s 14th Annual Global CEO Survey. But, “there is an enormous gap between intention and action” – 61% have yet to take the first step. Clearly, the subject of “attracting […]

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Strategic Workforce Planning

By | News | January 27, 2015 | 0 comment

Significantly, due to the Baby Boomer phenomenon, there is a “risk of losing a large percentage of the leadership cohort at the same time”. The impact on retirement savings due to the softness of the economy in the past few years has delayed this retirement move; however, the study found that “this cohort is (now) beginning to exit the workforce in growing numbers.”

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Leadership 101: Serve to Lead

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,News | November 19, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Serve to Lead

As in any business or organization, no matter how much automation and digital integration takes place, it is the people who ultimately make the company work. Alongside the typical job spec of any manager to provide direction and resolve issues for my team, I also recognize that I must be willing to serve.

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Getting Buy-in to Change by Robert Harris

By | News | October 15, 2014 | 0 comment

A few months ago, I was asked to speak at a corporate event involving the announcement of some major changes both to the organization’s structure and employees’ roles and responsibilities. About 200 senior managers and executives were in the room. As the CEO reached the podium, a huge banner unfolded with the message: Vision 2014. The […]

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