Organizational Excellence

Engage. Simplify. Enable the Mission


Extraverts often think of themselves as a "people person."  But, when the going gets tough, extraverts can dominate their quieter peers, worsening tensions within the group.

To gain support, you must justify your idea. Here are the four core ways to do just that.


By 2018, 70 percent of siloed digital transformation initiatives will fail because of insufficient collaboration, integration, sourcing, or project management. 


Silo working will continue unless leaders establish the right targets, there is full scale transformation of processes, and a collaborative, execution-oriented culture is reinforced.

Fish Philosophy

Learn about the FISH! philosophy, which is about engaging people to make positive changes. 

Vitae asks academics, administrators, and Ph.D.’s in the nonacademic world to pick the five books that most influenced them.

hands on jail bars

At their worst, meetings are like short prison sentences that have you counting the minutes until your release.  How do you make sure your meetings are great?

mass of ideas

When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work?


Collaborative working has many benefits but does consume valuable resource, often concentrated in a few "extra miler" colleagues.  Leaders can solve this problem in two ways: by streamlining and redistributing responsibilities for collaboration, and by rewarding effective contributions.

Pixar has produced some of the most creative and epic films of this era due to a culture of creative collaboration. How can educators learn from Pixar when we design collaborative projects?

Have you made plans to improve how your leaders communicate? One study found leaders lack even the most basic people skills for effective interaction. 

Share the knowledge with speakers, like Shawn Achor, Simon Sinek, Dan Pink, and Bren Brown. 

When you can connect authentically with those you seek to lead, you become more approachable, more trusted, and more influential. Learn five ways leaders can unlock the power of authenticity. 

Bird leading a formation

If trust is vital to leadership, how do leaders - particularly new leaders - build it?

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"It's not what you know, it's who you know" - this saying still holds true.