It’s early in the baseball season and hopes are running high. The Red Sox have a lot of great talent on the team. There should be a lot of wins this year. What can the Sox teach us about winning? I hear what you’re saying. We’re not the Red Sox. Sports teams aren’t like most […]
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When is Loyalty a Disadvantage for Change Leaders? by Edith Onderick-Harvey & James Harvey When it’s the wrong type of loyalty. We’ve talked in the past about the importance of building trust in leading change efforts. Change creates discomfort and disruption to the way people do things and how they interact with others – […]
We’re pleased to announce that Factor In Talent is now Just as we’ve helped clients evolve and even, transform their business we’re evolving, too. Our new name represents our next chapter. What’s in a name? Why did we name it NextBridge? We believe that growth is imperative, change is constant and talent executes strategy. […]
The events of the past few months have put bias or potential bias front and center in the American consciousness. In its extreme, bias becomes an -ism. Absolutism. Sexism. Racism. Agism. Name your -ism. These extremes can lead to discrimination, fear and, at times, tragedy. We have seen this with our own eyes too many […]
When our people ask this question, they are usually looking for us to help them navigate the performance or career development waters and give them the answer for where they should be taking their performance or career.
As we move toward Thanksgiving, my thoughts are turning to gratitude. I question whether we show enough of it in the workplace. We often think that because someone is ‘doing his job’ he doesn’t need or want to know that we appreciate the value he is providing, the results achieved, or the extra effort given. […]
Two recent HBR articles provide two different views on what it means to be authentic. In “The Authenticity Paradox” Herminia Ibarra notes that too simplistic an interpretation of authenticity is a hindrance to effective leadership. In order to grow and develop as a leader, one has to try on behaviors and attitudes that may […]
What kind of expectations do you set for your team? Most people I speak with believe they set clear, concise goals that help their people focus on what’s important. Once the goal communication is done, they believe everyone has their marching orders and will carry on until the goals are achieved. Setting expectations is about […]
We often talk about leadership styles and leadership behaviors but don’t often talk about our leadership philosophy. However, it is a critical part of understanding ourselves as a leader. It is this underlying philosophy that has broad impact on our actions as leaders. Leadership philosophy is a concept I’ve learned from my colleague Michael Maccoby. […]
I have a leadership challenge for you. You will need to execute this challenge at the most foundational level of the leadership experience — in the one-on-one relationships you have with individuals on your team or in the company. The challenge relates to feedback. I’ve found over the years that giving feedback is often not […]
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