Will Your Organization’s Story Be One Of Survival or of Prosperity?

Snapshots of the Honorable 57 – A Mini-Paper Companies currently remain in the Fortune 500 for under 15 years.  Fifty years ago the average life expectancy on this elite list was about 75 years. The Fortune 500 are recognized as the biggest and the best, and it makes sense that they are our models of success. We have looked to…

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…

What’s New In Manufacturing?

Today’s post-recession manufacturing plants are leveraging the latest technologies and are transforming the way work is done in blue-collar industries.  Take a look at Manufacturing now! From Assemblymag.com  “The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck features an aluminum body and cargo box that’s a radical departure from conventional designs. The auto industry’s best-selling vehicle now features…

Coaching Tools: Articles & Videos

Sometimes, really valuable articles, videos and/or slide decks contain advice and tips that can help you to build our own performance, or that you can share as you coach others.  Following are some of our best finds! Video: EQ and Politics, Six Seconds Vitality Conference Video: Julian Treasure:  How To Speak So That People Want To…