What We're Thinking: Blog

17 Jul

What Millenials Can Teach CEOs

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

I am not much of a futurist in that I rarely think about current trends that predict major changes in the years ahead. However, there is one that I predict may be huge in the next decade—and maybe sooner. That is, a coming backlash against the demanding workloads many organizations place on their most valuable

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19 Jun

Why Ask Why???

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One of the most common coaching conversations I have with clients is all about speculating on the “why” of other people’s behavior.  Why did an interaction go wrong (when I thought it went fine)? Why didn’t they understand what I said (after I’d said it so clearly)? Why do they keep doing that (after I’d

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12 Jun

How to Get Started Hiring for the Future

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As we continue to emerge from the recession and transition to “the new economy”, the need to hire new talent will become more urgent. The problem with hiring new talent is… we’re rusty. We’ve made do with what we have for over 2 years and have tried hard to develop and retain talent in the

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15 May

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a High Performer?

Martha CarlsonBy Martha CarlsonMartha Carlson, , , , , , ,

I have a not-so-well kept secret. I’m competitive. Therefore, whenever I’m asked a question that begins “Do you have what it takes….” it gets my energy flowing! I’ll bet your energy is flowing right now if you’re reading this! Before I tell you what it takes to be a High Performer, let me describe one

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08 May


The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey GroupThe Bailey Group, , , , , , , , , ,

“Enterprise Thinking”…new-age consulting lingo or an essential strategic concept? Enterprise Thinking is the ability to think broadly across the business and organization in order to gain a big picture perspective.  It’s a pretty straightforward concept, but a skill many leaders lack; particularly those who tend to defer to their own area of specialty, which can

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01 May

If You Can't Beat 'Em…Join 'Em

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle PaulsonDanielle Paulson, , , , , , , , , , , ,

My turn for the blog again…which means Leigh is either out of town or enjoying this sunny weather “course-side” (read: golf). I was glad to have the opportunity to blog this week as I’ve been considering an interesting workplace dynamic lately and wanted to share with our readers. As an almost-masters-program-graduate working within a consulting

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17 Feb

Magic Bullets for Alignment and Commitment

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

Alignment and commitment are essential ingredients to your organization’s success. Unfortunately, they are often the most difficult to achieve. Why are motivation and alignment so challenging to realize? In my last blog, I talked about the importance of a shared vision in creating alignment and commitment. But vision alone is not enough. Here is an

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