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How to Use Design Thinking for Better Leadership, Collaboration, and Innovation

2020-09-15T16:03:38-04:00August 20th, 2019|Launch Point, Leadership Development Theory|

Problem solving, flexibility, and reacting to the new challenges of each day can be some of the biggest advantages in leadership. Design thinking, a familiar idea for product development, is also a powerful process for innovative problem solving. Did you know that design thinking can improve leadership, adaptability, and leading change? Regardless of your industry, [...]

Top 10 Effective Ways to Develop High Potentials

2020-09-15T16:10:07-04:00February 19th, 2019|Leadership Development Theory, Brace For Impact, Employee Retention|

More than half of high potential employees drop out of their programs within the first five years. Yet, high potentials are seen as twice as valuable to their organization than non-high potentials, according to a report from CEB. Developing and retaining high potentials is more crucial—and more challenging—than ever. Thus, there’s the risk of burnout, [...]

How the Miracle on the Hudson Showed the Importance of Training a Team

2020-09-15T16:09:55-04:00January 7th, 2019|Brace For Impact, Team Leadership Tips, Training Ideas|

It’s been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency landing on New York’s Hudson River. Passenger Dick Richardson and flight attendant Sheila Dail tell how team training played a major role in saving the lives of everyone on board. It sounded like a bowling ball was thrown through the engine. Then, less [...]

Three Tools from Medical Simulations to Implement in Your Learning Ecosystem Today

2020-09-15T16:15:16-04:00January 18th, 2018|Leadership Lessons from other Industries, Leadership Lessons, Training Ideas|

The recent Conference Board, Inc.® Learning & Development Summit in New York City included many fascinating presentations. The Program Director John Gillis, Ph.D. from UPenn, brought together a group of his Ph.D. peers and the result was a fantastic, learning-rich program. One particular presentation caught everyone’s attention. It was a conversation between Shannon McNamara, Assistant [...]

Three Companies That Rock at Organizational Alignment

2020-09-15T16:15:12-04:00December 7th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

This is the final installment in our series on organizational alignment. In our first post, we shared strategies for achieving alignment. In post two, we pointed out the common barriers that prevent companies from getting there.  Today, we’ll share three real-life organizations that are crushing it. All aspects of their businesses are working in tandem [...]

Three Barriers to Creating an Aligned Organization

2020-09-15T16:14:33-04:00November 30th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

In our last post, we talked about why organizational alignment is important. And we shared some strategies to accomplish that. Today, we’re going over three barriers to creating an aligned organization. These barriers prevent companies from reaching their desired state. Businesses use different systems to get all aspects of the business running in sync. Nevertheless, [...]

Application: The End and The Beginning of Experiential Learning

2020-09-15T16:14:31-04:00November 1st, 2017|Kolb's Experiential Learning Model Explained, Experiential Learning, Leadership Development Theory, Leadership Lessons|

Step four of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model. Application: The End and The Beginning of Experiential Learning In our last blog, we learned about the third step of Kolb’s model: Conceptualization. In this installment, we’ll talk about Application, the end AND the beginning of experiential learning. Leeds Beckett of Skills for Learning said, “To learn from [...]

Conceptualization: Extract Universal Leadership Principles for Application

2020-09-15T16:14:30-04:00October 18th, 2017|Kolb's Experiential Learning Model Explained, Gettysburg, Leadership Development Theory, Leadership Lessons|

Step Three of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model. Conceptualization: Extract Universal Leadership Principles for Application In our previous installment of this series, we learned about Reflection and Discussion. This time, we will focus on step three of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model: Conceptualization in this installment. In conceptualization we extract universal leadership principles from our reflection and observation. [...]

What is Organizational Alignment? How to Determine Which Method is Best for Your Business

2020-09-25T07:06:28-04:00September 13th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

When one section of a railroad track is out of alignment, the train derails. It’s the same with the organizational goals of a business. If just one team doesn’t understand the organizational mission, the positive momentum of the business can be at stake. The dictionary defines alignment as, “a state of agreement or cooperation among persons [...]

Why People Leave Pt. 2: How to Best Retain Your Top Performers

2020-09-15T16:13:52-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Leadership Development Theory, Employee Retention|

In our last blog we discussed three office epidemics that lead to poor employee retention rates: Bad managers, boring work, and office politics. Now that we know our enemy, it’s time to find ways to solve these issues and make sure our top performers stay in the building.  1.  Be An Empathetic Leader We touched [...]

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