The Critical Need for Strategic Thinking

  We believe there are two high-impact practices that can help build strategic thinking capacity across organizations, and failure to leverage them can significantly undermine strategic performance both short term and long term.   Our experience reveals these facts: Less than 15% of companies make it a regular practice to monitor performance results in relation…

Does Teamwork Come Naturally To People?

Most of us work with others either by partnering across functions as we perform our roles, or sometimes participating as members of teams. And, we do it without benefit of training. Does teamwork come naturally to us? Or is training essential to build high performance in teams? Bruce Tuckman, famous for his studies on group…

Manufacturing Leaders – The Very Best of the Very Latest Reads

              Links:  OUR TOP 5 INSIGHT ARTICLES, VIDEOS & STATISTICS 1. Intellectual Capital is now the leading asset class in valuation of businesses 2. Video:  Insights from our Assessments 3. Dan DiMicco: Why ‘American Made’ is the Answer, Industry Week 4. Unconventional Leadership Lessons From A Nuclear Submarine Captain and 5th:…

Leadership 2015 And Beyond

For years, organizations have been faced with a few critical priorities, not the least of which has been the struggle to engage their people, and through them, to build performance to the heights needed for growth into the future. We’ve all seen the Gallup survey data:  70% of employees are disengaged.  The cost, a consequence of this widespread failure…

How Many of Your People are Ready to Step Up?

  I recently discovered a video that is very thought provoking, so much so that I decided to share it with you. It’s short, so you’ll have time to watch it from start to finish.  If you’re a manager, or if you’re a little like me, you’ll find yourself reflecting on what this little story…