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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

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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

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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

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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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Technology Is Not Enough – Cultivate Social Networks to Defy Insider Threat

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By Tara Carcillo

Imagine a community-wide discussion focused on ways to address an active shooter. A federal agency convenes federal and local law enforcement, emergency services, and representatives from the agency’s command, including human resources, information technology, a continuity of operations component, and their insider threat program. Imagine the different perspectives, agendas, and cultural norms which might emerge […]

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Culture is the Key to Disarming Insider Threat

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By Tara Carcillo

The evidence of the impacts and damage that insider threats could have to an organization is staggering. From data loss that derails services, to overwhelming financial burdens – not to mention the reputational cost — insider threat is a crucial issue for today’s executives. According to a study by Kroll, a division of Duff & […]

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Embracing Modernization – Change Management for IT Services

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By Chris Dietz

New and innovative technologies regularly impact the way we live our lives and do our work. Often, these changes occur at break-neck speeds. Take smartphones: over the past five years the number of Americans who own a smartphone has risen from about half to over 75% and the capabilities they put in the palm of […]

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