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Leadership Transformation

Leadership Lessons from the Basketball Court

Coaches are some of the first leaders we have (after our parents). Learn 3 leadership lessons from Lute Olson that he discovered while coaching at Arizona.

Tips & Tricks for Successful Strategy Development and Execution

Tips and Tricks for developing a successful strategy development and execution plain in 2017.

What Legos and a Canadian Power Trio Teach Us About Purpose – Part 2

40% of employees don’t understand their company’s purpose. If you don’t know what your company stands for how can you derive the pride of purpose.

What Legos and a Canadian Power Trio Teach Us About Purpose – Part 1

Connecting purpose and meaning at the various levels of the business is something that organizations don’t always do and it has detrimental effects.

Everyone Owns Employee Engagement – Not Just HR

Our experience bridging the divide between the “smart” and the “healthy” stuff shows that most companies still outsource the engagement of people to HR.

The Fine Line Between Direction and Engagement – Part 2

There is no silver bullet for simultaneously establishing a compelling vision and engendering employee engagement for execution

The Fine Line Between Direction and Engagement – Part 1

The question became, “How can we balance the need for leaders to establish their vision while gaining commitment from more employees?”

M&A Make or Break – Part 2 – Creating a Culture of Competence

Create a culture targeted at aligning organizational focus, capability, systems, and processes to enable the unique and differentiated value of each company

M&A Make or Break – Do Your Employees Understand the Value it Creates?

The culture of competence is undermined when leaders aren’t clear or aligned on the unique competence created and employees don't understand its value.

What is “World-Class Customer Service?”

Acquiring and retaining customers is getting harder everyday. Creating a word-class customer service is a great way to create customers for life.