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Executive Development: Getting the Best from Your Top Team

By Anne Moretti  |  Executive & Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator Most executive teams are leaving growth potential on the table. Mobilizing the executive team to its highest level of performance is an organization’s strongest leverage point for continued success. The effectiveness of your top team impacts every level

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Opportunities and Barriers for Executive Management Teams

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator “In most organizations, mistakes tend to be concealed even from those who make them. The likelihood of such concealment increases with rank or status. Therefore, the higher the rank, the greater the claim to omniscience. This implies that learning is

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Leadership During a Pandemic

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator In most recent Executive-Exchange meetings, a consistent topic is chaos and how to lead best and make decisions during COVID-19. As each of the executives share their perspectives, challenges, successes, and how the organization is adjusting to make things work

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Misconceptions About Experts. Who is Accountable for Your Choices?

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator Currently, with the Covid-19 pandemic, polarized news sources, access to social media, and non-stop information, the presence of experts is ubiquitous. You may feel that the experts’ feedback is contradictory and confusing; however, this does not mean the expertise is

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5 Tips on Managing Virtual Teams

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator This global pandemic and mandatory work at home has created chaos and a shift in all workplaces. Some of us have worked remotely and managed virtual teams for years, and some of us have not. That is one of the

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Are Your Problems Repeating Themselves?

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator With creativity and change, there are two types of problems: Normal Problems = These are growth and adaptation challenges that are normal to most change. You and the team can figure these issues out or work through them with little

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Finding what works to improve your work

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator When you Google the phrase, “work skills needed for the future,” you will see that soft skills and the ability to adapt quickly to challenges are on most lists. In an article about the top talent trends of 2019, the

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How the Partnership helps regional employers develop leaders

Workforce and talent development are a priority for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. As Dottie Gallagher, our President & CEO said when we released our 2018-2019 Annual Report to Members: “There is no denying that workforce development is truly job number one.” To that end, the Partnership offers two programs devoted

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