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Seeking Finance/Accounting Professionals for Business Partnering Study

Are you a Finance / Accounting professional working in the Investment or Commercial Banking Industry in the United States, United Kingdom or Canada? Participants are sought for a research study focused on understanding the experience of expert Finance professionals transitioning to becoming deeper business partners with their internal clients in

Why Your Strategy Presentation Is Boring Me

Organizational leaders are more aware than ever of the importance of an engaged, strategically-aligned workforce and the importance of employee engagement in achieving an organization’s goals. But what happens when one of those same leaders – one who invests wholeheartedly in employee engagement initiatives – holds a strategy presentation for

How to Connect to New Job Opportunities via Your Network

Whether you are currently employed and interested in learning about potential career opportunities for the longer term or are seeking a new role with a greater sense of urgency, you are no doubt aware that your professional network can be a tremendously helpful resource. But there are some pitfalls that

Coaching for Organizational Culture Change: Can it Work?

Coaching is all the rage these days. In our work as consultants and as executive coaches, we see the value that organizations can derive from coaching. And in our personal lives, friends and acquaintances share their own success stories of experiencing the benefits of coaching themselves. Alongside coaching, organizational “culture

Beyond the Expert Consulting Model: a Career Change Success Story

“You are very brave.” That was the response that 49-year-old Rob Thorneycroft received from many when he closed the successful graphic design firm he had started 20 years ago in London and enrolled in a Masters Program in User Experience Design. Motivated by a combination of a desire for change,

Unleash Your Creative Capital

At a first glance, executive acumen and creativity may appear to occupy separate spheres. One is traditionally viewed through the lens of hard rationality and sharp suits, while the other is associated with images of soft-focus new-age types in a circle singing Kum Ba Ya. However, with the growing pace

5 Lessons Robin Williams Taught Us About Leadership

Monday’s news of the sudden passing of Robin Williams has stirred emotions and thinking in many of us. To friends, fans and celebrities alike, the news brought a reaction of surprise, grief and sadness. Both as a person and through the many characters he played, Williams brought us inspiration, humor,

5 Ways to Perfectly Hook Your Audience

In a recent conversation with a corporate client, I asked for her opinion on what makes our workshops effective. Her answer was to the point – “It’s the hook,” she replied. “The hook,” she expressed, “is the ability to frame and position the workshop from the moment managers or employees