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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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The Workplace Accountability Trail Guide

It’s time to be a trailblazer in your department, team and organization!  As a leader how can you move the ball just a little bit forward and become the leader everyone is expecting you to be?  Finding an effective and long-lasting way to get people to be more accountability under your leadership speaks volumes about your […]

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The Mission, Vision, Values Guidebook

When a decision needs to be made, the hope is that there is some uniformity in the way the decision is made, and that is has the best interest of the company or department in mind and that it is based on the same set of business ethics. The problem is we’re people. We all have different beliefs around […]

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Your Personality at Work Guidebook

60-80% of all difficulties in organizations stem from strained relationships with employees. 85% of workplace dismissals in the US are due to personality conflicts. Because your people are your number one resource, it often means many personalities working together in the same office.  This can lead to great collaboration, as much as difficult conflicts and misunderstood communications.   […]

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The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

Leaders aren’t born.  They’re built.  After the great success of our first Innovative Leadership Guide, we decided to make the second volume bigger, bolder and brighter! Now with over 90 pages of tips, tactics, strategies and real-life, in-the-trenches scenarios this is a perfect download for any manager to get a full idea of how to […]

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Want to help us with our next toolkit? Send us your best holiday recipes!

  So what is New Directions going to do THIS holiday season?? A video? A cartoon? A creative holiday card? It seems like every year we ratchet up the fun and the creativity and this year is no different.  Except, this year we need YOUR help!  We are putting together another one of our popular […]

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Building Communication Skills Within Our Leaders

85% of professionals say effective communication is extremely important for strong leadership, with nearly half saying it is the #1 defining characteristic in all of leadership. And yet only 33% of employees say that they are satisfied with their leadership’s communication. We’ve put together the solution with our communications guide that focuses on best tips, tactics, and tools to help leaders.

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EBOOK – 5 Things That Make a Great Consultant

Companies follow the talent. In this age of “hyperspecialization,” partnerships and result-oriented projects, consultants can offer a great array of talent, resources, and insight that organizations are scrambling to find.  The key is to be a GREAT consultant.  What does it take?  How do you build the lasting relationships that define your consultancy?  Putting together our 28 […]

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Team-Building Samples Kit

A companion piece to Mackin’s best-selling Team-Building Tool Kit, this Samples Kit provides all the agendas, protocols, charts, assessments and tools to launch a functional team.  These samples have helped team-based organizations such as Coca-Cola, Sanofi Pasteur, Delta Faucet, and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory reach a high-performance platform of teaming within their industry.

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The Team-Building FAQ Guide

New Directions and Deborah Mackin have been working with teams for nearly three decades.  Named by many as “the authority on workplace teams” because of our many years in the profession, we have put together a Frequently Asked Questions Guide to help you build your workplace teams.

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Skinny-Mini Meeting Tool Kit

The skinny on meetings is that we’re not that good at them.  Do you go to meetings and tend to sit around listening to endless information sharing rather then problem solve?  Do you attend meetings that lack structure, roles or accountability?  Do you walk out of meetings wishing you felt more productive or clear on the objective? It can be frustrating, but […]

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Quality Problem-Solving Tool Kit

Built from nearly three decades of working in quality-focused industries, this tool kit takes the best tools applied in organizations such as Coca-Cola, Sanofi Pasteur, Delta Faucet, Crane Currency, the U.S. Navy and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, and puts it into a manageable 15-page guide. Reach peak high quality performance by downloading today!

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Innovative Leader Guide

Based on 28 years of partnering with some of the world’s leading organizations, as well as a keen insight from our on-the-ground experts, this compilation of writings discusses what is critical for innovation in every industry and what it will take for organizations to build the next generation of leadership excellence.

Thumbnail : GOAL SETTING: SMART Goal Setting eBook – Defining a Target You Can’t Miss

GOAL SETTING: SMART Goal Setting eBook – Defining a Target You Can’t Miss

Download our SMART Goal Setting eBook and learn some of the key techniques to help you focus on attainable and measurable goals.  

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INTERVIEWING: The Behavioral Interviewing Guidebook

Behavioral interviews are 55% predicative of future workplace performance. This workshop focuses on how to build effective interview questions and probes that are most predictive of future on-the-job behavior, determine how to rate responses and avoid the smokescreen of interview pros as well as recognize interviewee exaggerations and cover-ups.  It is so crucial now for […]

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