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Thinking Outloud

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

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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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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My Interview/Conversation with Karen Kimsey-House, Co-Founder, Coaches Training Institute

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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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Getting into the Family Business, Part 1

Getting into the Family Business, Part 1

The Importance of Education

From the moment I learned what college was at 4 years old, I knew I wanted to go and learn how I can help others. My propensity towards higher learning and a desire to be a part of something bigger gave me an unshakable set of goals. Knowing a mandatory pre-requisite for working with mom was obtaining a college degree, I structured my learning to be relevant to the business and the role I would eventually play within it. It also gave me purpose, as I was finally old…

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Casting for Business Success - Building your Dream Team

Casting for Business Success - Building your Dream Team

If you have qualified job candidates with equal experience who interviewed well, how do you know who to choose? Which candidate will be the best fit? Which candidates will most likely enhance, empower or could disrupt your current team?

The culture is critical anytime there is a personnel change, whether hiring, promoting or planning for succession.

Many business leaders are turning to PDP Personality Styles surveys to understand how people naturally perform and to make sure there is a good…

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Thoughts from a Higher Perspective

Thoughts from a Higher Perspective

I think we can all agree that our country (and the world) is experiencing a great disruption. If you have been meeting with clients over the last month, you know that people are upset, anxious and feeling the rush of cortisol we have learned about, that moves us out of our logical thinking and into our fight or flight reflex. There are many wise coaches and thought leaders posting on social media, encouraging us to stay centered in remembering who we are and not to fall prey to fear, anger and…

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