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Leadership From A Gen Y Perspective

One of our consultants, Kathy Kurnyta, wrote this post following her recent attendance at a presentation by Gustavo Grodnitzky entitled “Understanding and Motivating the Millenial Generation”. Kathy, a Gen Y herself, has an interesting perspective on this topic that we …

The Power of Followership

We like this video. First, because it’s pretty funny. Second, because it provokes thought about one of the most important aspects of leadership – “followership”. After all, you can’t be a great leader unless you can give people the courage, …

Leading Across Generations

The writing is on the wall – there is a shortage of future leaders. The pool is smaller and more competitive. With the inevitable retirement of the baby boomers and a smaller population of younger workers entering the workforce, it …

The Irrational Organization

We’ve long made the case that organizations are inherently irrational places. There is a fundamental unpredictability of behavior that occurs whenever two or more people are asked to complete work together. Varying personalities, motivations, and experiences clash in surprising ways, …

Global Leadership and Recruiting

In many ways, Americans are playing catch-up to the rest of the world with regards to their international sensibility. We have certainly gotten lucky in this regard, however, given that more often than not English acts as a global language, …

Workplace Happiness

Productivity is often reduced to a numbers game. When business is suffering, leaders tend to look for possible causes in concrete places: down economy, low product innovation, increase in competitors, or discontinuation of long-term projects, to name a few. But …

Reinventing Organizational Hierarchy

Shared leadership seems like an oxymoronic term. The idea stands in stark contrast to the popular notion that leadership in an organization resides in the actions of a single person. Leadership is and has been primarily equated with headship. Hooked to …

Work-Life Balance

Productivity has long been measured in hours spent working. As a result, employees boast about stress levels, sleep lost, and overtime in the office with a sense of pride; those that bemoan working 50 plus hours a week are stigmatized …

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