The Future of Training & Development!

I’ve written recently about several trends I’ve been seeing in the marketplace as a result of the organizational restructuring that is sweeping both the small and corporate business landscape. Another area that is being influenced is the process of Training and Development. More and more companies have been outsourcing the process over the last fewContinue reading “The Future of Training & Development!”

A Prayer for Failure!

I attended a conference this past weekend with a group called the “Influencers”; a men’s marketplace ministry that I’ve been involved in for some time. I’ve found it extremely rewarding to not only support men that are on a journey to more intimacy with Christ, but more significantly, men that are on the brink ofContinue reading “A Prayer for Failure!”

Strategic Planning: It’s not Quantum Physics!

When organizations or groups participate in Strategic Planning, especially for the first time, they often do so with little understanding of the characteristics or the order in which the process should occur. As a result, they often call in a third party that professes to be a consulting expert, who will typically take the organizationContinue reading “Strategic Planning: It’s not Quantum Physics!”

>Strategic Planning: It’s not Quantum Physics!

>When organizations or groups participate in Strategic Planning, especially for the first time, they often do so with little understanding of the characteristics or the order in which the process should occur. As a result, they often call in a third party that professes to be a consulting expert, who will typically take the organizationContinue reading “>Strategic Planning: It’s not Quantum Physics!”

>Mentoring: Most Misunderstood

>Mentoring is a one of those terms that is tossed around on a regular basis to such a degree that the true definition is often overlooked. As a result, when the true definition of anything is not articulated enough, then the perception of it changes or is misunderstood. In the case of Mentoring, which isContinue reading “>Mentoring: Most Misunderstood”

It’s time to re-frame the conversation.

One of the trends I noted in an earlier post is the concept of “managing up.” The mass organizational restructuring happening in our country is bringing about significant changes in management supervision. Tenured individuals raised in a specific culture of an organization are being replaced with younger, better educated individuals, who have neither an understandingContinue reading “It’s time to re-frame the conversation.”

>It’s Time to Reframe the Conversation

>One of the trends I noted in an earlier post is the concept of “managing up.” The mass organizational restructuring happening in our country is bringing about significant changes in management supervision. Tenured individuals raised in a specific culture of an organization are being replaced with younger, better educated individuals, who have neither an understandingContinue reading “>It’s Time to Reframe the Conversation”

Skill Sets for Success in the New Economy.

I presented a series of lectures last week to students, faculty, and community leaders at Daemen College in Amherst, NY. I can’t remember when I’ve had such a great time with so many wonderful people, especially the students. I presented on topics such as how growth and change influence organizational culture, how and why soContinue reading “Skill Sets for Success in the New Economy.”