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Thinking Outloud

Thoughts on succession, leadership coaching, building synergistic teams and change management systems for family businesses and organizations.

Organizational and Company Culture

Organizational and Company Culture

What is Organizational Culture? It’s how people within an organization actually do their work beyond processes; how they communicate, attitudes, and beliefs. The culture is largely determined by the intentions of leadership and the people they select to be a part of it. Culture is a critical influence on all the other aspects of the company/organization including job satisfaction and engagement. How one fits into their org culture shapes their experience and ultimately their loyalty to the…

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Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace

Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce


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With the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age in the next few years, the content, context, and knowledge that is crucial to the success of organizations risk getting lost without a strategic plan to retain valuable organizational information (Bragg, 2011). In her research, Melanie Bragg, PhD., defines knowledge as the “fluid mix of contextual information, value, experience, and rules”, that promote collaborative learning and implementation in…

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How Well is Your Team Working Together? Take our Relevant EQ Team Synergy survey and find out!

How Well is Your Team Working Together? Take our Relevant EQ Team Synergy survey and find out!

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the foundation of social and relational skills. It's the ability to accurately perceive and effectively manage your own emotions, and functionally interact with others' emotions in complicated situations. Relevant EQ is the ability to integrate these behaviors into the work environment. The development of these skills in the workplace begins with building trust on how individuals work together on projects and tasks, and then on a deeper level, how they use empathy…

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Why Organizations Should Aspire for Diversity

Why Organizations Should Aspire for Diversity

The globalization of business is increasing cultural interactions, diverse employment opportunities and social interdependence, making multicultural efforts critical in the eradication of ethnocentrism and in the establishment of an inclusive organization. Attracting a diverse workforce and creating an environment of equal status is a difficult task for any company to tackle, and can become very complex when the diversity is not managed effectively. Ninety percent of leading executives from 68…

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Accessing Your Creativity

Accessing Your Creativity

Imagine a river flowing just above our heads. It's lush, and ever flowing. This is what I call The Creative Flow - the source of our imagination and creativity. We all experience moments when we are in the Creative Flow, but it can be elusive. When we are sourcing this flow, it is an incredible experience - ideas, energy, imagination, creativity - is in abundance. There is no struggle - we are full of curiosity, and willingness to explore the moment RIGHT NOW without judgement to discover what…

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Ricci Victorio speaks about Improvisation and Leadership Workshop at DNA Conference

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Who Needs a Compass? We have Lifeboats!

Who Needs a Compass? We have Lifeboats!

Who has time to think about strategic planning?

When have you ever heard of a Navy Admiral saying to his crew that an impending storm was going to be too intense and unpredictable to develop a strategy for navigating through it successfully? Many business owners feel that they cannot sacrifice this time to develop a strategic plan due to the day-to-day tempests they are dealing with: employee performance, accountability & (dis)engagement, keeping up in the digital marketplace, increased…

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Forge a Climate of Empowerment

Forge a Climate of Empowerment

Gender inequality is defined by Oxford Reference as the social process by which people are treated differently and disadvantageously, under similar circumstances, on the basis of gender. Both men and women are susceptible to discrimination and inequality, however, I am choosing to speak from my experience as a professional woman. Gender inequality in the workplace is a form of Institutional discrimination that primarily women face on a regular basis, in male-oriented industries or as a result…

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Understanding the Languages of the Tiger and the Swan

Understanding the Languages of the Tiger and the Swan

Many business leaders find themselves asking, "Why can't it be easier? Why is it so hard for us to make decisions together and get some of the simplest things done?"

Whether your company is a professional firm, family-owned business or manufacturer, people with different communication styles can get tied into knots working together. That in turn challenges productivity and everyone's desire for a harmonious environment.

I have discovered metaphors are an easy way to demonstrate why people are…

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Being in Change

Being in Change

At the end of 2015, our partnership with a firm was brought to an end, after mutually determining it was no longer a strategic alliance, and we ventured out independently as Victorio Consulting in 2016. The decision to be an independently owned and operated consulting firm was not made lightly or quickly. Not to mention we didn't have any money to fund the transition - although we tried our hardest to forge new partnerships, it was up to us to make it all happen in real time. We were in the…

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