Organization & Leadership Consulting

The Right Type of Leader(ship) at the Right Time

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When it comes to leadership transitions, succession planning is, in part, about preparing an organization for future success. There are several key factors to consider. Let’s look at three. Character Whether your organization is healthy and growing well, struggling toward health and growth, or in a state of significant dysfunction or decline, the personal character […]

Succession Planning and Knowing What You Mean

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Welcome to the first in a series of blogs on successful succession planning. This one starts it off with some thoughts on the language of succession planning and how it shapes our mindsets around the purpose and process. All of which significantly influences the success of a succession plan. (This is not an exhaustive approach, […]

What Is ‘Character’ And How Can You Find It In Yourself And Others?

A small plant sprout pushes through the dirt as an example of finding character in yourself and others.

Character is a difficult attribute to define. But everyone has one. You can easily observe character within a few meetings or collaborations. What most reveals a person’s character is watching how they work through a crisis or significant challenge, especially one in which they risk making mistakes. What is character? The original meaning of the […]

A Manager’s Guide To Compliments Versus Encouragement

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Navigating the nuanced differences between compliments and encouragement is at times a winding road, but take heart. Both compliments and encouragement can be used to your advantage to create a healthy workplace environment, especially with a little attention to detail. Let’s take a look at the benefits of encouragement, compliments, and the in-between.  Workplace Compliments […]