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Meet Will. Will was recently promoted to a management position after working with his company for nearly five years.

Although he initially seemed right for the job — he’d been with the company for some time, adopted the company mission as his own, and produced quality work — he’s had some ongoing issues juggling his workload and managing others.[…] Continue Reading »

Josh is a seasoned leader who identifies with being introverted. As such, he prefers to stay in his office, head down, only looking up to answer the phone or to acknowledge someone who is at his door. He’s a hard worker, he’s smart, and he gets lots of things done. He’s noticed that his team seems scattered, losing their sense of direction often.[…] Continue Reading »

One could argue that as a practice, change management is becoming accepted in larger organizations as “something we need to implement to get people to change.” As a change practitioner of many years, this acceptance seems encouraging.

But do most leaders and organizations really understand the basic tenets of changing behavior? As we help business to implement change more quickly and more effectively, there are important truths that must be acknowledged and addressed.[…] Continue Reading »

The new 20-something hire is walking down the hall with her eyes fixated on her phone screen again. Is this what the future of the workplace looks like? Maybe.

An estimated 36% of today’s workforce is millennials, wtih 46% expected by 2020.

Between baby boomers and millennials is a gap in workplace expectations and values. With such different values, how can these two generations work together?[…] Continue Reading »

The term “smart creative” is often heard today in the hallways and conference rooms of some of the nation’s leading tech companies. Not surprising, since it was coined by Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman. But the concept is not necessarily unique to Google, or even to the tech world.

Smart creatives (SCs) can be found almost anywhere, from the corner coffeehouse to the corner office.[…] Continue Reading »