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How to use “trust but verify” to manage staff, processes, and workflow

By Mike Cardus  |  Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator I’m a facilitator for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Executive Exchange program. When Executive Exchange members and I discuss managing staff, processes, and workflow, we often use the phrase “trust but verify,” which was made famous by former President Ronald Reagan.

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Pamela Szalay Joins Leader Exchange Program as Facilitator

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to introduce the newest facilitator in our Leader Exchange program – Pamela Szalay, president and founder of the consulting firm Imagine & headquartered in Buffalo. Pamela facilitates monthly sessions in the Partnership’s Leader Exchange program, a unique peer to peer leadership development program focused

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Anne Moretti Joins Executive Exchange Program as Facilitator

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to introduce the newest facilitator in our Executive Exchange program – Anne Moretti, president of Moretti Consulting LLC. Anne brings more than twenty years of senior level management experience to her role with Executive Exchange, further enhancing this unique leadership development program from the

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Leadership: Balancing Art, Craft, and Science

Leadership: That process in which one person sets a purpose or direction for one or more other persons, and gets them to move along together with him or her and with each other in that direction with competence and full commitment. (Clement & Jaques. Executive Leadership 2009) Leadership: Adding value to

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Solution Focused Coaching – Stop The “Why”

STOP THE WHY NONSENSE! ‘Why’ is an instinctive question. Asked hundreds of times every day in organizations, and much of it is helpful. It is important to understand why a manufacturing process has failed, why a car broke down or why your fire alarm went off. It can be enlightening

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Executive Exchange

Why Young Managers Must Have The Proper Skill Set

Per research by Harvard Business Review, the typical person steps into a manager role around the age of 30. Also, per this study, the typical manager receives her first formal leadership training around age 42. It can be concluded that the majority of today’s managers operate in leadership positions for

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Executive Exchange

Executive Exchange Insights: Core Values of an Organization

Are all the meetings, time, flip-chart paper, and boredom worth it? When I began a recent contract, Human Resources told me, “We have no core values, and that is what is tearing this company apart.” After holding 40+ one on one interviews and sitting through 55+ hours of meetings, I

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Executive Exchange

Executive Exchange Insights: Mindset Matters in 2017

In my line of work, it’s expected to receive frantic calls from business owners and executive teams this time of year. Although, I was quite surprised at the volume of calls through November and December from a diverse group of leadership professionals. In this time of reflection we see entrepreneurs,

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Buffalo, New York: Building Off a Breakthrough

In April of 2015, AspenWSI and the US Economic Development Administration launched the Communities that Work Partnership, aiming to document and accelerate employer-led regional workforce initiatives. Through a nationally competitive review process, the Buffalo Niagara Regional Team was chosen as one of seven teams to participate in this project. Each

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