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Thumbnail : Is Your Team like “Mom and Apple Pie?” – Guestblogger Betty DiMaria from Aras Performance

Is Your Team like “Mom and Apple Pie?” – Guestblogger Betty DiMaria from Aras Performance

Guestblogger: Betty DiMaria, CEO of Aras Performance – Betty has over 30 years experience in organizational performance, management, and technology.  She has worked in the corporate, nonprofit, and municipal sectors—in industries including insurance, health care, manufacturing, technology, government, and association management. In 2012, DiMaria founded Aras Performance Group, and serves as CEO and Performance Strategist. […]

Thumbnail : Managing Organizational Change:  Lou Deepe Talks About His Experience with New Directions

Managing Organizational Change: Lou Deepe Talks About His Experience with New Directions

GUESTBLOGGER: Lou Deepe is the Director of Strategic Development at Wildwood Programs, a non-profit agency who’s mission it is to empower and enable children and adults with neurologically based learning disabilities, autism and other developmental disorders to live independent, productive and fulfilling lives.   Whenever you commit to participating in a workshop or attending a […]

Thumbnail : Strategic Planning: Just Fanning the Fire or Planning for Transformational Ignition?

Strategic Planning: Just Fanning the Fire or Planning for Transformational Ignition?

Are your strategic planning sessions too complicated?  Do you even hate the phrase FMEA or Risk Analysis?  When you think of the future, is everyone aligned to the 1-month plan…the 1-year plan…or the 3-year plan?  Is there even a plan? At this point in many leaders’ daily activities, 95% of their time is most likely […]

Thumbnail : GUESTBLOGGER: My Time as an Intern at New Directions – Nicole Peterson

GUESTBLOGGER: My Time as an Intern at New Directions – Nicole Peterson

I learned about New Directions Consulting from my College Advisor and Internship Coordinator at Southern Vermont College.  Once I found out what type of business it was and had my interview with Matt I felt like I had finally found something that was up my alley, and for a senior in college that is huge! After being […]

Thumbnail : EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Put On Your Yellow Hat and Decrease Meeting Time by 50%

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Put On Your Yellow Hat and Decrease Meeting Time by 50%

Guestblogger: Leslie S. Schreiber, M. Ed, is owner of Schreiber Training, a corporate training company designed to decrease stress and increase productivity through improved workplace communication skills. www.schreibertraining.com   Businesses acknowledge the necessity of meetings but struggle with how to make them efficient and meaningful. By implementing a model called “parallel thinking”, meeting time can be […]

Thumbnail : LEARNING: Strategic Tuition Assistance for a Changing Workplace

LEARNING: Strategic Tuition Assistance for a Changing Workplace

Guestblogger Kyle Lagunas:  A HR Analyst at Software Advice – an online resource for reviews and comparisons of talent management and learning management software, Kyle is a millennial and tech enthusiast who focuses on forward-thinking best practices and compelling conversations in the world of work. While there are many potential benefits of tuition assistance programs (or […]

Thumbnail : No Regrets: Guestblogger Chris Guldner Reflects on the Lessons of Stephen R. Covey

No Regrets: Guestblogger Chris Guldner Reflects on the Lessons of Stephen R. Covey

  Stephen R. Covey may be one of the most settled souls in the universe. He died on July 16 at the age of 79. Ironically this was one year short of a key milestone he taught others to look forward to. Although his ship might not have reached that major port in his life’s […]

Thumbnail : GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE: Exodus – Implications of the "Baby Boomer" Retirement Onslaught

GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE: Exodus – Implications of the "Baby Boomer" Retirement Onslaught

Guest Blogger:  Celie White, SPHR, has worked for numerous organizations in the health care and financial sector as a human resources professional for over 20 years.  Her experience includes implementing in-house training teams, designing training programs and workshops, and working as an HR professional with the hiring of multiple generations of staff:   According to […]

Thumbnail : TEAMING: Traditional vs. Innovative Managers (Guestblogger: Robert Gilbert)

TEAMING: Traditional vs. Innovative Managers (Guestblogger: Robert Gilbert)

Guestblogger: Robert Gilbert was a plant manager at Rohm and Haas Bayport, Inc. in the early days of “participative management” or what we would now call team-oriented management. Gilbert worked at Rohm and Haas for over 34 years  and 10 years as their plant manager. Gilbert now enjoys retirement and discussing the need for American […]

Thumbnail : LEADERSHIP: Back to Basics – Guest Post by Jared Eckler, President of Townsend Leather

LEADERSHIP: Back to Basics – Guest Post by Jared Eckler, President of Townsend Leather

Guest Blogger: Jared Eckler is the president of Townsend Leather located in upstate New York. Townsend Leather makes beautiful upholstery leather for interior designs in business and commercial aircraft, in yachts, automobiles and luxury motor coaches, and for residential, hospitality and office furniture applications. Not to be mistaken as mere distributors or marketers of leather, […]

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