With shifting consumer demands, disruptive new technologies, and unpredictable financial dynamics, today's organizations have to be more agile and work faster to adapt if they want to thrive in the new economy. While senior leaders need to always be looking forward, anticipating trends and making decisions just ahead of the curve, the unit of the organization responsible for flawlessly executing these complex, ever-changing strategies is the team. learn more
It is clear that the effective individual is more than just the sum of his or her technical or professional expertise. In the 40-plus years we have studied individual performance and helped our clients develop their workforce, we have come to believe that, in addition to technical competence, what separates the effective from the highly effective individual is a core set of skills that a person acquires over his or her career, crossing from job to job, role to role. learn more
The most critical global developments for businesses include the increase in economic activity in emerging markets, the free flow of information across the globe, and increasingly global labor markets. learn more
How has your organization responded to falling consumer demand and slower sales in the current economic climate? If yours is like most, you've probably experienced a variety of cost cutting measures; layoffs, downsizing, restructuring and reorganization, and hiring and pay freezes. While these kinds of changes have been necessary for survival, they can wreak havoc on overall performance in unexpected ways. learn more
As companies search for more productive and more cost effective ways of getting work accomplished, there has been an explosion of virtual work and project teams. As a result, it has become imperative for people to learn how to work together across boundaries of space, time, and yes, cultures.
What is the most powerful interpersonal skill you can have? The answer is Social Styles Versatility. By equipping your teams with Versatility skills enables them to address complex challenges, reduce conflict, and build more collaborative relationships throughout the organization.