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Does Your Organization Have the Summertime Blues?

The summer is when people take their vacation, lie on the beach and contemplate their life thinking about what makes them happy, the many stresses they put up with at work, and where they want to go next in their career. Often it’s during this time of the year that your employees are deciding if they’re going to start looking for another job.

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View our "Tough Talk" book launch video

We had a blast celebrating with friends, colleagues, and clients the publication of our new book, "Tough Talk: Ten Tips for Disarming Difficult Conversations". It was gratifying to us to see that our passion to help organizations maintain creative focus by confronting potential derailers early is embraced by so many thoughtful, smart and savvy leaders. Enjoy this one minute salute to the evening and creative solutions!

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Hope is a Strategy

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” –John Green

Just last week, I reconnected with a past client who had recently left a top post. Brought to a new company with much fanfare and anticipated success, he left amid rumblings of his incompetence and struggling business results. This high flyer, who had enjoyed a serious track record of past success, met up with a culture that claimed to be innovative and dynamic, but showed itself to be much more risk averse and skeptical of outsiders.

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Onboarding New Leaders: Success vs. Failure

"Lead, follow or get out of the way." - Laurence J. Peter

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Silos, Everywhere You Go

"In most situations, silos rise up not because of what executives are doing purposefully...but rather because of what they are failing to do: provide themselves and their employees with a compelling context for working together."- Patrick Lencioni

In continuing our holiday series on what employees want in organizations and sometimes what they don't want, we thought we would talk about one of the biggest things we hear leaders complain about and that's silo mentality. There is an inability to get work done in organizations where silos live and thrive. Cultures of silos tends to demonstrate:

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