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Trending: Employee Engagement (If not now, soon)

Every so often we try to take a step back here at New Directions and analyze the landscape of organizational development.  Where are we at and where are we all going?  What will we be talking about in 3-5 years? What do our clients need to know today to prepare for tomorrow? These are some […]

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New Directions Commemorates 29 Years of Leadership Services

Local workforce training and leadership development firm New Directions celebrates its 29th year of business on July 18th 2013.  The firm, started in 1984 by Deborah Mackin out of her spare bedroom with a $500 loan from her mother, now is a global firm that works with vast array of local and global organizations looking […]

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Did the Founding Fathers Follow a Survival of the Hive Philosophy?

As we celebrate this week with Independence Day, it forces us to ask ourselves, “Did the Founding Fathers follow a survival of the hive philosophy?” Outgunned, outmanned, and out resourced against Britain, the Founding Fathers had a few things going for them: resourcefulness, determination, courage, and a passion to survive. In the face of terrible […]

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Engage Your Employees with the CAMP Method of Motivation and Engagement

“Engage!”  Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise would say with authority, pointing his finger forward, on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Once he gave the command, the Enterprise and crew would make it possible to move forward, to ‘engage’ the thrusters, to jump into warp drive and continue to explore the universe (of […]

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Veteran Business Coach and Trainer Joins New Directions

Founder of the Virtual Internship Program Joins Global Workforce Development Firm (Albany, NEW YORK) — Robert Braathe is the newest addition to the New Directions team, as both a business partner and trainer.  New Directions is a global workforce development firm located in southern Vermont since 1984 and works with various organizations on staff training, […]

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How to Write an Intelligent Blog That Engages Decision Makers

Three years ago our company decided to create a blogging initiative that would speak intelligently about our industry and position our consultants as thought leaders.  Within those three years of blogging our website traffic has grown by 320% and traffic specifically to our blog has grown by 407%. Time and time again, we have been asked by clients, customers, […]

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Mackin to Present at Vermont Women’s Leadership Conference in 2013

Vermont Woman Business Owner & Leadership Coach Set to Talk at the Vermont Women in Higher Education’s 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference Deborah Mackin, founder and principle leadership coach at New Directions, a workforce development firm in North Bennington, Vermont has been chosen to speak at Vermont Women in Higher Education’s 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference […]

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New Directions Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

New Directions, Inc. received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Center for Women & Enterprise is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site […]

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10 Tips to Becoming a Better Business-Team Coach: From Supervisor to Mentor

My recent work with a traditional organization looking to become team-based has afforded me the opportunity to dig deeper into the role of the coach and its importance in the operation of a team. During a transition like the one above, the title of coach can many times be seen as symbolic, as in just […]

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New Directions Partners with the Entrepreneur Boot Camp

New Directions Consulting recently partnered with the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp for a fourth class season this fall.  The Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a 12 week course for budding entrepreneurs looking to gain critical skills necessary for starting a business in the capital region. The Entrepreneur Boot Camp is presented in conjunction […]

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT: Process Efficiency Workshop – BB:C & Goal Setting

Michael Harrington and Deborah Mackin of New Directions Consulting talk about some of the common principles in their Process Efficiency workshop, the Belief: Behavior Connection and Goal Setting.  

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DECISION MAKING: 3 Foundations To Business Decision Making

Click Here To Download NDCPodcaster: 3 Fundamentals To Business Decision Making By Michael Harrington, Director for New Training and Strategic Initiatives Featured in the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce’s Business Library (October 2010)

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SOCIAL MEDIA: The ROI of LinkedIn: Return of the Prodigal Child

LinkedIn had its inception right along with the rest of the social media children (Facebook, Blogging, YouTube, etc.) and yet, in my opinion, has never really taken its rightful seat at the table of viability. The starlets (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) have really gleaned the spotlight and LinkedIn, for lack of a better word, has become […]

STRATEGY: 25 Years and Growing

It’s quite amazing how things turn out. As we’ve been developing our new website, social networking capability, and increasing our marketing efforts, we’ve been relying more and more on the expertise of my younger son, Matt Harrington, who’s been working for us on weekends. Matt secured a job last year with a marketing firm in […]

STRATEGY: Family Business

I thought it would be interesting to start a blog on the process of engaging my two sons in the business I created 25 years ago and how this process of starting a “family-owned” business is developing. When New Directions began in 1984, Michael was just three years old. In January 2009 he joined the […]

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