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Incivility and the Bottom Line: Don’t Be a Jerk

Incivility and the Bottom Line: Don’t Be a Jerk

Leadership communication
With examples like Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, and Elon Musk dominating headlines, it is easy..>
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Communicating for Success, or the Gray Hyundai Incident

Communicating for Success, or the Gray Hyundai Incident

Leadership communication
The importance of effective communication. Last week I went to an event that required creative..>
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Supporting PE-backed management teams

Supporting PE-backed management teams

Change
Supporting leadership with highly structured processes that help keep the organization aligned and focused on its priorities This is how PE firms can de-risk their investments and bend the time-curve in their favor.
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Delegate? Not Necessarily

Delegate? Not Necessarily

Leadership Change Consulting Decision-making communication
A quick dive in to a summary of our eight-step process for change management that drives leaders and organizations to different and better outcomes. But that success depends upon agile leadership.
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Looking forward… and back to our roots

Looking forward… and back to our roots

Innovation
Each year, the Brimstone team sets a goal of reaching our namesake island, five acres of uninhabited beach, rock, and field 15 miles from the mainland on the edge of the open Atlantic. The parallels are unmistakable.
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How Fit Is Your Team?

How Fit Is Your Team?

Alignment Teams

By Todd Ragaza

For as long as people have pursued shared goals, teams have been part of the equation. In school, we work together and play together on teams. In sports, teams provide a sense of identity for the players and fans. And in the workplace, teams are the essential building blocks for getting work done. Instinctively, we all know what good teamwork feels like. But in spite of (or maybe because of) our experience observing and being part of teams, we often overlook the basics of how we practice teamwork.

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The Tension of Opposites

The Tension of Opposites

Leadership Change Alignment Process Teams
Imagine being a CEO tasked with developing a breakthrough strategy that positions your organization for future growth. No matter how brilliant your ideas, you can’t drive change on your own.
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Reigniting Leadership

Reigniting Leadership

Leadership Change Process Strategy

Most companies eventually face the moment when they need to look at their business with fresh eyes. Are the qualities that made them great the same ones that will drive future success? What do they need to do differently in a changing world?

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Playing Together

Playing Together

Leadership women in leadership

By Dyan Dyer

Conversations around the gender gap are prevalent, sparked by books like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In that points out some of the barriers that hold women back. Recent research studies illustrate how greater gender diversity in companies’ management correlates to better financial performance and stock market valuation. There is a host of evidence that shows how women have grown more empowered over the last several decades—culturally, educationally, and economically.

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Thinking Your Way Through Stress

Thinking Your Way Through Stress

Leadership Change Process Consulting
Helping people grow as leaders is core to the work I’ve been doing over the past three decades and the most impactful area of development lies in helping people understand their behaviors, especially the ones that emerge in stressful situations.
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Frontline Leadership

Frontline Leadership

Leadership
Businesses are continually tested. Each challenge can pull leaders in multiple directions. But, in my experience, one of the most important places for a leader to focus is on the teams of people on the front lines of the business.
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Can I give you some feedback?

Can I give you some feedback?

Leadership Change Culture Consulting communication

By Jenny Gumm

For most of us, the word "feedback" conjures up memories of performance reviews. In truth, this is just a small part of the feedback we give and receive daily. Feedback is what we say to each other, and a lot more: our facial expressions, how we position ourselves around a table, different kinds of laughter, the hours at which emails travel, or the stories repeated in an organization. Consciously and unconsciously, feedback is all around us.

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