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Thumbnail : Sidecar Leadership and the Need to Build Your Leadership Bench

Sidecar Leadership and the Need to Build Your Leadership Bench

According to a recent 2014 report from DDI and The Conference Board’s Global Leadership Forecast, the challenges CEOs see as most critical in the near future are human capital, customer relationships, innovation, and operational excellence. However, when asked if they feel prepared for these challenges 55%, more than half, indicated that they did not feel […]

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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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The Façade of Teaming and What Real Teaming Looks Like

No matter where we go or who we talk with about implementing a team-based organization, there is usually the “we’re pretty much teaming now” or “our teams are really at a high performance already” response. At that point we usually attend a team meeting, or watch a team perform on the floor, or we have […]

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What Employees Really Want to Know that Only Leadership Can Answer

Every organization today is going through some sort of change, whether it’s technological, growth, diversification, globalization, or just the transformation of the workforce generations.  Employees are expected to adapt quickly to leadership demands for increased accountability, cross-training, adaptability during restructuring, and constant change.  I recently told a group of employees, “Just get yourself on the […]

Thumbnail : President of CAP COM Federal Credit Union Endorses Survival of the Hive Book

President of CAP COM Federal Credit Union Endorses Survival of the Hive Book

Paula Stopera, President of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, endorses the Survival of the Hive book written by Deborah Mackin and Matthew Harrington and talks about why she “thinks it’s one of the best tools she’s seen in a long time  for leadership training.”

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 : EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Using 6 Thinking Hats For More Productive Meetings

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS: Using 6 Thinking Hats For More Productive Meetings

The article from New Directions focuses on using the Six Thinking Hats model as a way to get more productive meetings in less time.

Thumbnail : CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Is Residual Resistance Killing Your New Change Initiative?

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Is Residual Resistance Killing Your New Change Initiative?

We have often mentioned David Gleicher’s change formula – D X V X F > R – as an important sequencing of tasks when building a change initiative.  When so many leaders jump into the F – First Steps – without building the D (Dissatisfaction with Status Quo and Case for Change) or the V […]

LEADERSHIP: Open Door Policies: Do They Help or Hinder

You’ve probably heard this statement before; in fact, you’ve probably even said it yourself: “my door is always open.”  Chances are you said it to someone, whether it be an employee, customer or someone else who could benefit from your services, but when you said it, did you ever think that your action might have […]

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STRATEGY: Why HR Should Have a Seat at the Corporate Table

Awhile back I was talking with an HR colleague who had been through the worst three years of his long career, having closed several plants and laid off over 1,500 people.  He talked about how utterly demoralizing it was to spend his time dismantling business rather than growing it.  He hated being the bearer of […]

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