Executive Development

  • To Be Effective, You Must Be Healthy

    It’s that time of year again when we prepare for winter’s cold and flu season. Here are some helpful hints to be proactive and prevent illness for yourself and your family. Start right away if you begin to get sick or have been exposed to colds, flu or other infectious diseases to prevent you from […]

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  • If Change is the Nature of Life… Why Do We Resist?

    If change is the nature of life, both personal and organizational, then why is it our nature to resist change so vigorously? Over the years, my micro-view from having been involved in mergers and acquisitions, new product distribution, design and development, and enterprise redesign, is that there are two opposing forces at work within the […]

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  • SLOW is the Acronym for 2016

    Note from Vikki Pryor:  Starting 2016 off on the right foot has been on my mind.  We can never have too many new ideas to do just that.  I am fortunate to have wonderful networks, co-workers, friends, colleagues, and teachers over the years.  With permission,  shared below are the thoughts of  Constance Armstrong, Executive Director, The Boston […]

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  • Are You a Virtual Voter?

    We all have the power to cast our votes. Very important votes happen every day, not at a polling place in November.  Yours is the power of the virtual vote, the use of your personal intellectual capital. Our intellectual capital is the sum of our life experience, regardless of our education or occupation. The decisions […]

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  • Change and Innovation: If You Have an Idea…..

    Have you ever seen a great new successful idea and innovation – that you thought of some time ago?  It has happened to me many times, and is frustrating and disappointing to think about what seems to be a lost opportunity. What gets in the way of acting on great ideas? Not enough time, money, connections […]

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  • Change & Innovation: Personal Crisis Derails Performance and Leadership, A Two Step Approach to Get Back on Track

    Despite how intertwined personal and professional life may be, many leaders in the face of personal crisis, remain steadfastly on track.   There are leaders who seem to thrive under pressure, whether personal or professional. What is leadership derailment? McCall and Lombardo in a study conducted for the Center of Creative Leadership in 1983, first introduced […]

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  • Change & Innovation: Thinking for Yourself

    Truly independent thought is an art and certainly much more than a skill. At first blush, some might balk at the notion that they may not be independent thinkers. Unconscious, automatic, straight-through thinking, underpinned with data, facts, analysis, opinion, information, ideas, history, benchmarks, research and input is where much of our decision-making lies. This is […]

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  • Change & Innovation: The Benefits of Reinventing the Wheel

    “Reinventing the wheel…” It is a phrase sometimes used to refer to overcomplicating things. When introducing a new strategy or approach, many say, “Whatever you do, please don’t reinvent the wheel.” When we need a strategic breakthrough, what is truly needed to reach the next level? “Cars you can drive will eventually be outlawed.” It […]

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