Inspiration

An Essential Partnership – Formal & Informal Leaders

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

An Essential Partnership – Formal & Informal Leaders

As formal leaders you have the authority, as informal leaders they have the influence. You are on the org-charts, they are behind the scenes. Their hidden talents are vital to linking people with progress. Steve shares how you identify where and who they are, and how you can build a partnership for success - the organization's and your project's.

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Give Your Team Leaders Authority and Support, Not Just Responsibility

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014

Give Your Team Leaders Authority and Support, Not Just Responsibility

Ever been appointed a Team Lead, only to have your manager intervene periodically, and confusing team members as to who was in charge? Brian shares best practices for delegating-managers to support their team leaders to succeed, even when their resolution approaches are different.

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Developing Resilience to Help Your People Through Change

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

Developing Resilience to Help Your People Through Change

Why are so many people uncomfortable with change? Peggy draws from her managerial experiences, to share how you can develop Resiliency in your team to persevere in the face of obstacles, and bounce back from the hardship. Resilience is not a silver bullet, but as a learnable competency it will enable your team to perform under stress.

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Independence Day

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

Independence Day

“From every mountain side, Let Freedom ring.” - Samuel F. Smith, "America"

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Disruptive Technology Changes: Great Progress or Failed Promise?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

Disruptive Technology Changes: Great Progress or Failed Promise?

Rolling out technology related changes is not plug-and-play, neither does it have to be prep-and-pray. How can the ensuing changes resonate with the organization? Allison highlights what and who we need to cater to, beyond just the technology design and process definition.

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Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

What factors promote a mutually positive and productive experience of hiring external talents (i.e. independent contractors)? Are your corporate polices dynamic enough to attract the highly specialized skills of this growing group mobile individuals, while averting the we-versus-them mentality between your permanent staff and them? Karen continues in Part Two, offering insightful guidelines.

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Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014

Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Have you ever wished you had a bigger team to complete a project on time but lack the headcount to hire full-time staff? Have you ever wished you had a staff with the expertise you need but only for your current project? Karen shares why freelancers are an underrated source of critical talent that you should tap on, even during organizational change.

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Bring the Classroom to the Learner

Posted by on May 27, 2014

Bring the Classroom to the Learner

You have no access to instructional designers, little time for offsite training, or even a reduced budget. So, how can you even be effective at developing your workforce? DeAnna presents five practical workplace learning considerations that will improve your workforce capabilities, whether you are sharing knowledge or transferring a skill.

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Memorial Day

Posted by on May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a time we honor America's heroes. All gave some... yet there are some who gave their all.

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Promoting Technical Experts to People Managers

Posted by on May 20, 2014

Promoting Technical Experts to People Managers

Any manager's inability to supervise people, lowers morale and cause incomplete work. How certain are you to select the right staff, with the appropriate people-management skill and technical competence, for that managerial position? Peggy offers useful pointers to raise the success of your assessment.

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