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Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By on Apr 16, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By Cari Dubiel It’s impossible to know exactly what a direct report is doing at a given moment—and this task is even more daunting in the arena of special skills. Most Directors have an MLIS and a library background but have to supervise information technology, building, and public relations professionals. On the other side, Trustees’ […]

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Client success story – Cortina Leathers

By on Mar 28, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Performance Management, Success Stories, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Client success story – Cortina Leathers

Changing a culture isn’t easy. Defining core values is an important part of a new way of doing business. But once they are defined, how do you really make them part of your DNA? Our recent project with Cortina Leathers shows one of the ways this is done. Cortina Leathers started out as a small, […]

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Leadership and supervisor training

By on Oct 21, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Coaching, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Leadership and supervisor training

Our clients contact us asking for guidance when they wish to implement leadership development programs.  There are usually two needs they have identified: Helping senior management become more effective at leading the organization and becoming more strategic, and Helping front-line supervisors become more adept at managing their teams and learning basic management skills to become […]

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How should we respond to the ‘Great Resignation’?

By on Oct 21, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Communication, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership |

How should we respond to the ‘Great Resignation’?

How should we respond to the ‘Great Resignation’? By Ryan Sheehan Like many of you, I have recently read a number of articles about the mass-exodus of workers from the US labor market [i.e., the ‘Great Resignation’] since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have been reflecting upon its consequences, causes, and how we […]

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What is the best way to launch your supervisor training program?

By on Jul 27, 2020 in Blog, HR Consulting, Leadership, Training and Development |

What is the best way to launch your supervisor training program?

Many of our clients ask us to help train their front-line supervisors on how to be more effective leaders.  This is truly one of our favorite kinds of projects because helping supervisors and other mid-level management be more effective is very gratifying.  Not only does it help managers become more confident and better at doing […]

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