Co-founder and Principal, ONTOS global The other day, we received this message from a client: “Without breaching any confidentiality, can you provide a high level overview of the findings and actions based on my direct report’s 360-degree assessment debrief?” This is our response: First, the curiosity and interest in a direct report’s developmental journey is exactly … Read More.
Associate, ONTOSglobal With Brexit and Donald Trump’s election we have witnessed what numerous political and economic leaders labeled as impossible and catastrophic, nevertheless have become a new reality. Through analyzing these game-changing events we suggest four cognitive strategies for those in charge of leading a company in a fast-changing world. Prepare for … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOSglobal My coaching client is a woman who was not raised in the US but has been working in the country for a total of about 15 years. Lately, she has being asked to present herself as a “minority” who has made it in her firm. She’s recently been featured in a business … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOSglobal We were asked this question just today. “What makes your leadership development programs “transformational”? We explained that when a client is looking for their organization to transform, they are really asking their PEOPLE to transform. This is true because there is no such thing as organizational transformation without PERSONAL transformation. Organizational transformation … Read More.
"The extent to which differences can by productively utilized depends on the amount of information exchange that actually happens. And interestingly, people more naturally share information they already have in common, but instead, people must hear from others about information they don’t have access to." ... Read more
We have the good fortune and privilege to be partnering with Harvard professor, Bob Kegan, who will be presenting a workshop to our client next month based on his newest book, co-authored by Lisa Lahey, called Immunity to Change (2009). The book describes why we set goals and then don’t reach them, like the person who … Read More.
The topic of trust is one of those multi-pronged topics like “diversity”, “emotional intelligence” or “leadership” whereby the method of learning must match as closely as possible to a real life experience. ... Read more
If you’ve been in one of our workshops where you were practicing your coaching, your communication skills, or your executive presence, you’ve probably heard me comment about your (or someone else’s) breathing. You’ve probably heard me mention some of what is in this tip, the 10/15/15 Harvard Business Review “Management Tip of the Day.” Focus … Read More.
Today we received these business tips in our inbox from Harvard Business School Management. We like them, but have added some caveats at the bottom of this post. “New team leaders often skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and … Read More.
From ESPN, what a fascinating article by Tim Keown on how San Francisco Giants Manager, Bruce Bochy, tracks each individual, does not stick with formulas about who plays when, and prioritizes the team’s longer term success. There are lessons here for all managers of any kind of team. Excerpt: “For a slow game, baseball can move … Read More.