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Workshop Technique Facilitation Volume 1

Taking Your Facilitation to the Next Level: Master the 12 Workshop Facilitation Techniques

Dynamics of every workshop is unique – a unique set of techniques is needed for workshop leaders to achieve expected results. Facilitation is going to be a key component of work in the future as employers and society face bigger and more complex problems and ideas. However, facilitation is never an easy task. It requires […]

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The 8 Most Critical Levers to Managing and Sustaining Change

Most Transformation initiatives fail to achieve their anticipated objectives. Change Management is all about engaging and rallying people at all levels in the organization make the transition and sustain that change.  It is critical to ensure that the entire workforce is eager and ready to embrace the required new behaviors.  More often than not, the […]

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4 Cost-Efficient Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy and Engaged

Currently, surveys reveal that 85% of US workers are somewhat or very satisfied with their jobs. This is a good sign, as employee satisfaction is closely tied to their engagement. Management expert Dwight Mihalicz previously explored the powerful impact of employee engagement on things like customer satisfaction, profitability, and productivity. If your employees are disengaged and unhappy, it […]

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Organizational Silos 101: Breaking Barriers to Performance Excellence

Despite the emergence of new devices and software products designed to unite employees in more ways than ever before, the threat of organizational silos is still very real. While silos deter customer experiences and producing correctly functioning products – the root of the problem is that many managers fail to spot those silos as they […]

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Change Is Hard, Get over It

Recently, I was asked in an interview, why change was hard. I thought maybe this was a trick question: everybody knows that change is hard. Surely–it’s intuitive, as a leader, you can feel it in the pit of your stomach. However, seemingly, many are in denial about this, or they don’t pay enough attention to […]

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The Innovation Organization: How to Bring Intelligent Innovation to Life

The dynamics of Innovation Organization is the most important influencer of the company’s innovation performance. Management of Innovation–the ability to define and develop new products and services and deliver them to the market–is the fundamental source of Value Creation in companies.  Innovation is inherently a highly cross-functional activity that, when it works well, creates a […]

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Do You Know What Makes an Organization a Learning Organization?

In this era of rapid change only organizations that are evolving and continuously learning can succeed.  Successful organizations discover how to tap their people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels. A Learning Organization is a place where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new ideas and […]

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Employee Engagement Surveys: Are They Legit?

Editor’s Note: The author, Dwight Mihalicz, is a subject expert matter on effective management and hosting a free webinar for Flevy’s audience on Empowerment 4.0.   The focus of Empowerment 4.0 is to help managers of managers understand the elements that need to be in place for effective teams.  Most management training focuses on the “soft skills,” whereas […]

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Employees Quit Managers, not Companies (as Proved by Google)

Editor’s Note: The author, Dwight Mihalicz, is a subject expert matter on effective management and hosting a free webinar for Flevy’s audience on Empowerment 4.0.   The focus of Empowerment 4.0 is to help managers of managers understand the elements that need to be in place for effective teams.  Most management training focuses on the “soft skills,” whereas […]

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The 5 Building Blocks to Developing a Learning Organization

Organizations need to persistently improve the way they do business to staying ahead of the curve.  New ideas trigger organizational improvement and build the foundation of a Learning Organization. Scholars have defined a Learning Organization in many different ways.  Some suggest it as an organization skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and at modifying […]

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Knowledge Management 101: A Practical Guide for Beginners and Practitioners

“Knowledge has power because it controls access to opportunity and advancement.” – Peter Drucker The 21st century is undoubtedly the century of knowledge. The everyday usage of available advanced information and business technologies, and internet in business activities just show how rampant corporations are engaged in information exchange and Knowledge Management. In the light of […]

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Agile Activity Groups: Managing Agile Companies to Consistently Outpace Competitors

Big corporations, by nature, maneuver like battleships. Held back by their own inertia and current business strategies, turning quickly can be difficult when the competitive environment changes. Likewise, high performance as measured by shareholder returns is impossible to sustain over a long period of time.  No company consistently beats the market. A recent in-depth study […]

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