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Nick Noyes

Nick Noyes

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Balanced Leadership: Start with Strengths

The value of Balanced Leadership is clear: balancing your Orientation (organizational vs market), your Approach (analytical vs interpersonal), and your Horizon (tactical vs vision) makes you and the organization you lead more effective. Balance is good… or is it?

Neuroscience & Leadership: interpersonal trumps analytics

We have it wrong. Well, actually, we have it backwards. What we’ve traditionally assumed about key traits for successful leadership in organizations- and implicitly and explicitly valued- is only part of the story. For decades, organizations have celebrated the analytical skills of their leaders. As a legacy of the industrial economy and the scientific method of management we have heralded and rewarded analytical and problem solving skills as key leadership attributes. Indeed, most of today’s leaders grew up in a world that rewarded analytical smarts and individual problem solving ability.

Lost in Translation: The Missing Link in Strategy Execution

Too often, leaders craft smart strategies and then are disappointed by their results. The problem lies not within the strategy itself, but how it is interpreted and operationalized. Learn how to develop leaders, at every level in your organization, to use their cognitive and interpersonal skills to translate strategies into clear direction and aligned action. View the slides shown during our popular webinar, "Lost in Translation: The Missing Link in Strategy Execution."

The Missing Link in Strategy Execution

Too often, leaders craft smart strategies and then are disappointed by their results.  The problem lies not within the strategy itself, but how it is interpreted and operationalized.  Watch the webinar below to learn how to develop leaders, at every level in your organization, to use their cognitive and interpersonal skills to translate strategies into clear direction and aligned action.

Turning Corporate Strategy Inaction Into Action in 3 Simple Steps

  How often do you really think about the corporate strategy as you do your day to day work? Be honest. For some employees, it’s as infrequent as an intermittent town hall meeting or when we glance at the value of our 401K plans. Yet—the ultimate scorecard of our work is whether the corporation successfully achieves its strategic goals.