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We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the latest research and information available – so we are always bringing fresh, innovative and significant ideas to our clients. Immersing ourselves in the latest thinking, coupled with our vast experience in the industry, gives us a robust capability when it comes to effective learning design and delivery. We share our unique point of view through our blog.

Hiroo Onoda and The Curse of Loyalty

Benedict Arnold is a name you may recognize as America’s most famous traitor. He was a continental army officer who, thanks to his bravery and intelligence in such key battles as Fort Ticonderoga and Saratoga, attained the rank of major general before being placed in...

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Death of a (Macho) Salesperson

Death of a (Macho) Salesperson

Arthur Miller’s 1949 play, Death of a Salesman, features as its protagonist Willy Loman, a mediocre businessman and downtrodden soul. He’s also —spoiler alert!— the titular dead man, whose story is used to explore the social, political and moral facets of the American...

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The Problem With DEI in the Workplace

The Problem With DEI in the Workplace

Early in my career, the company I worked for mandated that each employee complete a DEI training, which consisted of a short video full of smiling, diverse faces, followed by some questions in the company’s virtual learning platform. This was a 20-minute time...

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Leading with the Strategic W

Many leaders experience the day-to-day reality of being pulled in a million different directions, but this emphasis on doing what is right in front of us can make us forget what leadership is really all about: Leading. This is where the Strategic W can help.

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MBWA: Intentionally Informal Management

MBWA: Intentionally Informal Management

Management by Walking Around (MBWA) is a term coined by management guru Tom Peters. In his study of successful companies and their practices, Peters noticed that good managers tended to communicate a lot better with their teams — yet the superior communication had far...

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The Paradox of Performance Coaching

The Paradox of Performance Coaching

Trying to be a better performance coach for your team? This article discusses a few insights into being more effective. One of my favorite leadership books is First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently (1999) by Marcus Buckingham and...

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Whatever It Takes – Unless It’s Snake Oil

Whatever It Takes – Unless It’s Snake Oil

The art of closing the sale is about more than making a deal no matter the cost. Sales ethics is an important part of a winning sales strategy. In January of 1996, I watched the spectacle that was Diana Ross as she ended her Super Bowl halftime show and ascended into...

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Cooking Up Successful Learning Solutions

Cooking Up Successful Learning Solutions

Successful learning in the workplace requires learning solutions that not only include all the right ingredients but also use them effectively. This article delves into what it takes to cook up a good learning strategy. Good cooking is like good learning in that both...

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