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Treat your Team like an RPG

Treat your Team like an RPG

After conducting hundreds of executive assessments, I've noticed a theme.  Leaders love to say that they want to hire a diverse team to promote different perspectives, open discourse, and even dissenting points of view.  But, they often contradict themselves, instead...

Happy Teams are Resilient teams: Rx for Remote Engagement

Happy Teams are Resilient teams: Rx for Remote Engagement

Knowing and understanding your team is even more important and potentially more difficult that it was in 2019.  We’ve noticed a trend where team development seems to be falling to the wayside as leaders are focusing on putting out...

Why Now?  5 Critical Reasons for Coaching in this Moment

Why Now? 5 Critical Reasons for Coaching in this Moment

By Louis Forbringer Ph.D. and Suzanne Miklos Ph.D. Some leaders put coaching on hold during a crisis when in fact it should be the opposite. It is easy to dispense with personal care, grooming, and development during this pandemic. One-on-ones move from development to...

Leading Through Isolation: Part 2

Leading Through Isolation: Part 2

Leading Through Isolation: Part 2 Your posture.  Your clothes.  The pitch and tone of your voice.  The seat you choose in the staff meeting.  It is often a surprise for new leaders how their team notices every little thing they do.  The spotlight of leadership is a...

Leading through Isolation: Part 1

Leading through Isolation: Part 1

Leading through Isolation: Part I Loneliness, anxiety and depression were feelings,  I recall surfacing when interviewing folks who worked from home full time.  While many see remote work as a benefit and would take a cut in pay to work from home, it struck me how...

When a Directive Leadership Style is the Right Note

When a Directive Leadership Style is the Right Note

Most leaders we coach describe themselves as having a primary leadership style which effectively helps build his/her brand based on values and strengths. This blog begins a series about when varying leadership styles are useful.  Think of a "home base" style where you...

Don’t Narrow Your Search Before It Starts

Don’t Narrow Your Search Before It Starts

Todd Hamberg www.bgexecutivesearch.com Suzanne Miklos www.oestrategies.com The process of planning, assessing and recruiting talent allows companies to find the right technical and business competencies paired with the right leadership skills to fuel the...

Three Easy Steps to Identify your Signature Leadership Style

Three Easy Steps to Identify your Signature Leadership Style

  According to Goleman (2000), each leader naturally tends toward a specific style, yet the best leaders develop the versatility needed to succeed in a variety of contexts. One flavor is not for everyone or every situation. Once you are clear on your natural...

Get Intentional About Your Leadership Style

Get Intentional About Your Leadership Style

By Suzanne Miklos, President Leadership styles are like cars, with a variety of makes and models to choose from. There is no one best car, and cars are not created with the same goals in mind. It’s ideal to choose a car – and a leadership style - that leverages your...