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Don’t Be “The Organ Donor” of Your Office: Avoid Rejection to Changes in Leadership Style

Posted by Michael Brainard on Jan 16, 2019 11:55:00 AM

Like the body acclimating to a new organ, members of an organization will often reject changes to business culture if they are perceived as foreign or dangerous.

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Leader in the Limelight: December 2018 Issue

Posted by Brainard Strategy on Dec 18, 2018 12:08:45 PM

Every month, we are honored to interview executive leaders who are transforming their organizations and leaving a lasting leadership legacy. We continue this endeavor in December with AMN Healthcare's Jennifer DePaola.

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Adopting a Leadership Mindset: It Starts With You

Posted by Kay Basi on Dec 10, 2018 11:02:00 AM

To become an effective leader, you first need to think like one. A leader’s toolkit is equipped with emotional intelligence, resourcefulness, and ingenuity to achieve group goals and keep a “happy shop.”

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Balancing Values at Work: Personal, Group, and Organizational

Posted by Marissa Waldman on Dec 3, 2018 9:40:54 AM

Every day when we enter the workplace, we are surrounded by three converging sets of values: our own, our employees’, and those of the organization at large. As a result, it can be challenging for leaders and executives to guide a singular vision for success.

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Leader in the Limelight: November 2018 Issue

Posted by Brainard Strategy on Nov 9, 2018 10:44:00 AM

Every month, we are honored to interview executive leaders who are transforming their organizations and leaving a lasting leadership legacy. We continue this endeavor in November with EDF Renewable's Lisa Carp, VP of Human Resources! We are excited to share Lisa's leadership philosophy, lessons learned, and what has guided her success as a leading HR executive! 

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Five Team Roles You Need to Consider

Posted by Michael Brainard on Oct 24, 2018 8:34:00 AM

Putting together a powerhouse team can be tricky. As most of us in the business world have realized, not every combination of employees is a winning one. As a result of poor team construction, departments, divisions, and entire brands can suffer from major dysfunctional issues.

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Leader in the Limelight: September 2018 Issue

Posted by Brainard Strategy on Oct 3, 2018 1:26:00 PM

In this month's edition of Leader in the Limelight, we were delighted to sit down with Yun Day, Gensler's Southwest Human Resources Director, to discuss her leadership philosophy. Yun passionately depicts what it means to be a strong and effective leader, as well as how she has embodied these characteristics throughout her career.

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Do I Need Coaching? How to Tell if You Are the Office Asshole

Posted by Michael Brainard on Oct 1, 2018 1:18:00 PM

Nobody wants to be known as the “asshole” around the office. But, unfortunately, someone almost always is. In fact—believe it or not—that “asshole” just might be you!

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The ABCs of Giving Personalized Feedback

Posted by Michael Brainard on Sep 11, 2018 8:51:00 AM

One of the most vital (and rare) qualities of effective business leaders is the talent to guide a workforce through feedback that both fuels collective goals and resonates with individual personalities. As we all know, not every employee responds to criticism in the same way—which is why successful managers maintain a diverse range of coaching techniques to spark self-awareness and inspire positive change.

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Leader in the Limelight: August 2018 Issue

Posted by Brainard Strategy on Sep 4, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Each month, we have the amazing opportunity to interview executive leaders who are transforming their organizations and leaving a lasting leadership legacy. This month is no exception—we were able to sit down with Welk Resorts' Tracy Ward, VP of Corporate Culture! We are honored to share Tracy's leadership philosophy, lessons learned, and what has led to her success as an innovative HR executive! 

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