Organizational Excellence

Engage. Simplify. Enable the Mission


The only thing you can count on is change. So why not get better at it?

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Informal leaders do not have positions of authority but they manage to get things done and bring others along with them. How do you find them and engage them?


What are the underlying organizational and cultural design factors that define an organization's personality and determine whether it is strong or weak in executing strategy?

How To Counter Criticism Of Your Million Dollar Idea

When you have a fantastic idea, why is it that anyone would challenge it?  The reality is that any important change is challenged, so you should expect challenge and prepare for it.

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

Leaders send signals to followers all the time without even realizing it. Read the three things leaders need to know to send clear, effective signals to their followers.  

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


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

Client engagement is different than customer sales. Learn what can set you apart from the competition and create lasting relationships with clients.  

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This short video explains your role in employee engagement. Leadership author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith — who is always skeptical of catch phrases like employee engagement — talks about the qualities necessary to galvanize individuals’ commitment at work.

Fish Philosophy

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

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Treating learning as integral to work and design systems.

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It's important to know effective ways to respond when a conversation turns negative. These techniques can help you turn the conversation around to avoid damage to an important relationship or disarm a threat to your credibility. 

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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?

In the current environment, just being good at your job isn't good enough.

Simon Sinek is a visionary thinker, who teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. His goal is to build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work.