Category Archives: Our Thoughts

How Neuroscience Will Make You a Better Leader

The more I learn about the brain, the more I agree with the fact that we need to SIMPLIFY things as talent leaders. According to David Rock, "We are seeing an interesting trend to simplify the whole approach to leadership development. So we're getting rid of competencies and focusing on a small, memorable set of…
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Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast – and Starbucks serves it with Coffee!

The best strategic plan will be derailed if it doesn't align with the culture OR if the people inside your organization don't understand the 'why' behind the strategy.  A great example is Starbucks, according to this HBR article (http://stfi.re/lwdpdjn) "The cafe chain positions itself not just as a seller of coffee but as an experience provider,…
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Insights on Transparency – let them see inside

As a leader, have you ever asked yourself why your employees don’t act like owners?  Why they don’t always share your passion and concern for making the right (and sometimes tough) financial decisions?  The answer may be in how much you are actually treating them like owners or partners. How much information do you give…
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The cost of poor leadership – $398 billion annually

Good leadership is so critical for success today. According to this HBR study, bad management is estimated to cost the U.S. economy up to $398 billion annually. The best leaders lead the way, connect with others and stay engaged at work.  Link to article: https://hbr.org/2016/12/what-great-managers-do-daily  
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