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Thinking Beyond Logistics: Tips for Designing and Executing Impactful Events

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By Nicholas Srebrow

Think back to the last time you hosted or attended an event. Was there a packed agenda with no hope of staying on schedule? What about a lackluster networking event where everyone grabbed a free drink and headed straight home? Did you experience cost overruns on catering and AV? 84% of leaders believe in-person events […]

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Tips for Applying Agile Leadership Practices

Blog, Leadership
By Regina Perkins

Everything today is faster. Customers are hungry for better overall customer experience — not just better customer service — and rightly so. Leaders must learn to embrace today’s business environment or be ill-equipped to succeed if they rely solely on traditional leadership models. Traditional leadership models outline the importance of long-term planning and detailed forecasting […]

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Bolster the Success of Your Workplace Change with These 5 Criteria for a Successful Group of Change Champions

Blog, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

Change can have big impacts on an organization’s performance – and employees are experiencing changes in the workplace at an increasing rate. According to Gartner, on average, employees now experience three major changes each year, compared to 1.75 in 2012. What is more, Gartner also shares that change-stressed employees perform 5% worse than the average […]

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Avoid Becoming Accidental Adversaries While Building Stronger Coalitions

Blog, Coalition Building
By Nicholas Srebrow

Coalition (n): a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action. Climate change, substance abuse, terrorism, these global issues affect all of us regardless of demographics or posture in life. Such complex issues unite and polarize, create and destroy. No issue, big or small, will be solved by one person or one […]

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3 Key Leadership Tactics to Promote Successful Workplace Change

Blog, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

In times of change, it is critical that an organization has a vision as the true north for employees to strive toward, in order to avoid fragmentation and negative disruption. However, according to Gallup, only 22% of employees strongly agree that their leaders have a strong vision for the future. More and more, leaders are […]

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4 Workplace Change Obstacles and How to Address Them

Blog, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

Any shift from the status quo in an organization can be hard for employees. Moreover, most leaders underestimate how open their employees are to change. According to Forbes, 37% of leaders think people like to remain in the status quo, compared to 45% of front line employees when asked the same question. As organizations modernize […]

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THE COMMIT FOUNDATION | PURSUING PURPOSE FOR US VETERANS

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By Kristy Simmons and Cara Valentino

As we reflect this month on our nation’s first leaders and their persistent pursuit of freedom for all, we’d like to pause to recognize the work of one of our clients, The COMMIT Foundation, a non-profit that supports America’s top tier servicemembers and veterans in finding personal and professional purpose after military service. In short […]

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Four Tips for Prioritizing Your People in a Workplace Change

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By Kelly Barlow

Looking at a price tag for a workplace relocation or renovation can be scary: rent, space design, construction, movers, technology, furniture, swing space. It adds up, and when it does, the immediate response is to look for cost savings: Can we make workstations smaller to fit into a reduced footprint? Do we really need 10 […]

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How to Influence Your Culture around Internal Communications

Culture
By Rebecca Gaynor

As a leader, have you ever wondered why people aren’t understanding your strategy or intent? Or, as an employee, are you scratching your head at the lack of communication around key initiatives or policy changes in your organization? According to Forbes, companies with highly effective communication practices have 47% higher total returns to shareholders compared […]

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