Thought Leadership

Strategy And Planning

  • People Change – The First Time Around

    Over time, the institutional knowledge and impact of the founders, original leaders, and employees of an organization can be taken for granted.  It can be difficult to envision the organization without their vision and commitment, so planning can be inadequate when it comes to people. Sometimes, it seems easier not to think too far in […]

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  • Harvesting for Success: 6 Key Steps

    Growing up in the Chicagoland area, fall was a great a season because it meant harvest time. It started with helping Mom out in her garden, where I learned about annuals, perennials, and vegetable gardening. She took great discipline and care with her garden, and our hours together in the yard was a time for […]

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  • Simple & Smart: Divergence Driving Profits

    Divergence – differences, disagreements and conflicts can divide and hinder progress. It can also be costly, accounting for upwards of 45% of staff time spent at work. Imagine paying a salary of $100.000 annually, knowing upfront that $45,000 will likely be lost productivity. Encouraging healthy conflict will ensure that more resources are dedicated to making […]

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  • Simple & Smart: Five Practical Steps to Maximize a Consultant’s Contribution

    The workforce has been evolving for quite some time. Trends indicate that the typical “nine to five” has been chipped away by a new approach based upon getting results quickly and cost effectively to keep up with competition and the pace of change. The new priorities also weight meaningful work impact and job satisfaction more […]

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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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  • Are Boomers and Millennials Mirror Images?

    Do boomers and millennials seem to be on different planets? Why are so many employees who are new to the job market having trouble adjusting? Are their new companies and managers adjusting to them? The reality is boomers and millennials mirror each other. I am a child of the ‘60s—a boomer for sure. We were […]

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  • Open for Business – Courageous Leadership


    America is open for business, which is a call for courageous leadership. There has never been a more important time for leadership and civic involvement, especially on the part of women. Particularly moving was the recent courage demonstrated by Acting United States Attorney, Sally Q. Yates. Courage is one of the most critical leadership qualities […]

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