Insightful Ideas

Learn more about our leadership expertise and topics related to business acumen, strategy execution, new leadership and finding your own personal balance of leadership.

What is Strategy Execution and Why is it Important for Leaders?

What is Strategy Execution? We’ve all heard the term strategy execution many times. It’s bandied about by management consultants and leadership gurus, but what exactly is meant by it? Let’s begin with a definition and then consider the skills and behaviors required to do it well.

The ABCs of Virtual Leadership

Virtual Leadership is the new norm. What are the skills, attributes, and key considerations for leading in a virtual setting? What do leaders need to do differently in a virtual environment? How does leadership change when team are working remote? 

The Overlooked Drivers of Leadership Development ROI

We often measure only a narrow slice of what effective leadership delivers. Organizations don’t measure three additional outcomes—“returns” on leadership development investments that are valuable and impact business results.

The Three P’s of (Virtual) Facilitation

Our world is virtual. So, what does this mean for learning and development — and, specifically, for facilitators?

The Importance of Prioritization in Executing Strategy

Over the past fifteen years, I’ve led dozens of simulation-based workshops focused on executing strategy. I’ve learned much from the hundreds of leaders I’ve had the pleasure of teaching. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned – and one universal truth – that is common among the many companies with whom I’ve worked, it’s that there are “more good ideas than resources available to pursue them."

Leading During Pandemic Fatigue

December 2020 looks and feels shockingly similar to March 2020. Covid-19 cases are yet again on the rise, most people are working from home, and social distancing is still mandated. Now there are fewer daylight hours and winter weather is limiting outdoor activities that were a joy and release for many this summer. Time with friends and family that usually happens this time of year is going to be very different, if it can happen at all. As we enter our 10th month of battling Covid-19, many people are beginning to experience Pandemic Fatigue: a shared exhaustion from dealing with the virus, and subsequent restrictions and stresses.

Q & A with Author and Expert Facilitator Kristin Leydig Bryant

Author of 72 Easy Tricks for Better Virtual Meetings: Achieve Goals, Engage People, and Leave Smiling - Even in an Online World