Leading Change in Communication, Part 1: Trust

Posted by Cathy Segarra on November 16, 2017

Proper communication begins with trust. And, in this day and age, without trust, success is only fleeting.

You might be surrounded by people that have the passion, drive, and competency it takes to be successful in your business, but if you and your employees aren't equipped with the right communication skills (those that breed trust), your efforts may be short-lived. Simply put, if employees or clients don't trust you or the values of your organization, the results you seek today might never match your vision of the future.

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Topics: Communication, Leadership, Empathy, Succession Planning, Management Development, Active Listening

Winter is Coming: Are you Planning for Succession?

Posted by Candido Segarra on October 17, 2017

A month and a half after HBO's Game of Thrones season 7 finale, it's still a good time to plan for the coming winter. The season, of sorts, I'm referring to; however, has less to do with White Walkers and more to do with workplace trends and leadership continuity. 

Planning for succession is not something most leaders typically think about until they are ready to retire. Troublesome turnaround rates can also be mitigated by implementing a proper succesion plan, unlike the due course of the Lannister line. And while the consequences of not having a plan in place can have a lasting effect on your business (or The Seven Kingdoms for that matter), the process of creating one is nothing to lose your head over.

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Topics: Leadership, Succession Planning, Management Development

Are You a Tactical or Strategic Business Leader?

Posted by Daniel Giraldo on October 11, 2017

Throughout history, war has been perceived as actions comprised of two distinct types of engagements. The first focuses on tactics—or the completion of outlined objectives. The second is centered on strategy—or the planning of scenarios that lead to and from successful battlefield encounters.

In pondering the parallels between war-fighting and business operations, these two types of engagements resemble two distinct leadership styles. And while all might be fair in (love and) war, certain behaviors and attitudes in business aren’t beneficial to your bottom line. Both styles exhibit strengths (and both are necessary at one time or another), yet one leadership style is exponentially more effective than the other in terms of business growth.

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Topics: Leadership, Succession Planning, Management Development, Healthy Business Growth

5 Insightful Ways to Measure Impact of Management Training

Posted by Daniel Giraldo on September 25, 2017

Did you know that 83% of organizations aren't equipped with the right information to measure and evaluate the success of their training? If you’re planning to invest in the best management training out there, then you’re probably wondering how to effectively evaluate its impact. Here’s a quick breakdown on how you can do just that in the time it takes to read through this blog post!

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Topics: Leadership, Talent Retention, Management Development

Towards Talent Retention: Why to Invest Now in Management Training

Posted by Daniel Giraldo on September 19, 2017

More often than not, one of the most important aspects of effective leadership gets neglected. Quarter after quarter, and fiscal year after fiscal year, time and resources are budgeted in ways that, while certainly contribute to revenue growth, don’t cultivate value where it counts in the long run—with people. Simply put, management development, as a component of successful leadership continuity, needs your urgent attention. What's currently in its place? That new, expensive piece of equipment, the painful software migration, the costly expansion.

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Topics: Leadership, Succession Planning, Talent Retention, Management Development

The Millennial Perspective on Employee Development

Posted by Daniel Giraldo on September 08, 2017

The millennial generation has been given a bad rap over the years. They’ve been labeled as lazy, entitled, spoiled, soft—in worst cases, all the above.

But when it comes to Millennials in the workforce, these brandings are inaccurate statements and overgeneralizations of younger, hardworking employees.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Development, Millennial Generation, Talent Retention, Management Development

Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Millennials in the MODERN Workplace

Posted by Cathy Segarra on August 18, 2017

As  college seniors graduate and are starting to look for their first “real job,”  your business needs to be prepared.

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Topics: Millennial Generation, Management Development

Research: What Millennials want Employers to Know

Posted by Cathy Segarra on August 18, 2017

We are conducting a reasearch about change in the 21st Century workplace. To that effect, we need your engagement and feedback. If you are a Millennial manager or worker, we would like to know what would you like your Baby Boomer employer to know. Your ideas can include:

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Topics: Communication, Millennial Generation, Management Development, Time Management

5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Invest in Millennials

Posted by Cathy Segarra on August 18, 2017

The Millennial generation has a negative stereotype as lazy, entitled, and unwanted in the business world, but this is not true for many hard-working college graduates. 

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Topics: Millennial Generation, Management Development

Setting the Record Straight on Millennials in the Workforce

Posted by Cathy Segarra on August 17, 2017

The media has created this stigma around the Millennials generation that has affected people's perception of their work ethics. Well, this generation is no longer the little kids who got participation trophies, but they are educated professionals that are ready to be taken seriously. They are the largest generation in history and are your company's future or the current workforce.

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Topics: Employee Development, Millennial Generation, Management Development