Category: Blog Post

Walking your talk: when the best intentions go wrong

It’s 10 am on Monday morning and you are looking at the operations dashboard for last week. Your employee attrition rate remains at 26%, you are only attracting qualified candidates for 50% of your current openings, and most of your new hires are remaining with you for fewer than 60 days. You’ve missed your manufacturing…
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April 27, 2017 2

Successful leadership: How to energize our strengths in a world where we are taught to “fix” our weaknesses

I am not sure of the exact moment when I realized that leadership development could be more productive, and potentially more impactful, if it focused more on strengths and capabilities, than on gaps and deficits. Nonetheless, it has been my great fortune to have done so at a time when others are now slowly coming…
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April 5, 2017 0

Are you ready to activate your own Business Leader Evolution ™?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of evolve includes the phrase, “to…develop slowly, often into a better, more complex, or more advanced state; to develop by a process.” At Colloquia Partners, our work focuses on helping individuals, teams, and organizations through times of transition. Sometimes the transitions are self-imposed, as when someone is seeking to change employers,…
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March 27, 2017 0

The Power of Storytelling

Winter always inspires me to regroup and reconnect. More of my time is spent indoors, and it invariably leaves me feeling a little claustrophobic. This year, I am using that energy and inspiration to go through my ridiculously ample book collection, and read books that I have collected and received throughout the years. Many have…
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March 8, 2017 0

Successful Leadership: Insight from a Well-Respected CEO

Today, leadership manifests itself in many different ways. We all know powerful leaders that may not necessarily be successful or effective, and many of us also know successful leaders that don’t exert the power that we would expect of someone in the role. But what about the leaders who have found that delicate balance between…
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February 28, 2017 0

Perception: What if we weren’t so quick to judge?

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius Is there such a thing as an objective truth in life? It is a debate for the ages, a philosophical question that quite possibly doesn’t have an answer. Too often in my life and in…
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February 19, 2017 0

A Whole New Metaphor: Merger as Mash-Up!

Attending the New Orleans Jazz Festival is at the top of my bucket list. Jazz is a fusion of sounds, voices, tempos, and rhythms, and has roots in many traditions. It is constantly evolving. It takes on the nuances of the moment and the artists and draws its energy from the audience. It’s organic and…
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February 13, 2017 0

Artifacts: A Powerful Driver of Your Organization’s Culture

“The bottom line for leaders is that if they do not become conscious of the cultures in which they are embedded, those cultures will manage them. Cultural understanding is desirable for all of us, but it is essential to leaders if they are to lead.” – Edgar Schein Edgar Schein defines culture as the underlying…
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February 6, 2017 0

Colloquia Partners inspiring future leaders at Dickinson College

Our greatest hope, when we spend time with others, is to inspire a new perspective.  To encourage our audiences to think differently about the intersection of people and business, and to seek ways to make the experience of work more engaging, fulfilling and valuable for each and every stakeholder. We were incredibly pleased to receive…
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December 5, 2016 0

Breaking Through the Black Box: Reframing Talent Retention in Mergers and Acquisitions

Your organization is heavily engaged in the pre-merger or pre-divestiture stage of a transaction. As a leader in the organization you and your colleagues have a critical interest in identifying and retaining key talent in critical roles. You’ve tasked yourselves with finding an appropriate method for selecting valued staff members, providing an incentive program which…
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September 13, 2016 0