10
May

Making the Shift from Telling to Listening – How to Talk to Your Team about Change

I recently had a client comment that the most valuable role their leader played during a change in their organization was “patiently listening to me, not correcting or defending, just listening to me as I worked to come to terms with the change”.  The employee was able to move forward as a result of the effective listening skills demonstrated by

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19
Apr

HR Influencers Workshop

We launched what I think is an exciting two-day program for HR Business Partners called the HR Influencers Workshop. After speaking with a number of colleagues, reading many additional articles on the changing role of HR, it became clear that there was an opportunity to provide practical and powerful support for mid-level HR talent. Many in these roles are finding

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13
Apr

Is Management Engagement Different than Employee Engagement?

Interesting question. At first blush, many of you would say no. And for the most part, you would be correct. Engaging employees at every level and every area of the company is what engagement is all about. However, the opportunity exists for organizations to go one step further and maximize middle managers as the conduit for nurturing employee engagement. Middle managers

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20
Mar

The Network Imperative is Human

Recently much has been made of ‘big data’, the ‘internet of things’, the importance of ‘extra organizational networks’ in business. Business 4.0. The fundamentals of these dialogues are terrific but are based on one fundamental principle, connectivity. Connectivity increasingly requires technology as an enabler, but it is often presented as an end in itself. The most valuable asset in any

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7
Mar

Being, Belonging and Becoming

A friend just shared with me a recent Sinek ‘IQ Millennials Question’ youtube clip that was very thought provoking. As I thought about Sinek’s call to action, for individuals and corporations to better understand an often-misunderstood generation, I reflected upon my personal culture/leadership philosophy. One which I believe within companies should be modelled by senior leaders and can be initiated

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26
Jan

Greg Smith Appointed to Partner

Greg Smith joins Lighthouse NINE Group to head up the Leadership Development and Coaching Practice Greg is a senior business leader who has thrived in challenging business environments for more than 25 years while achieving results that are in line with the required strategic and cultural transformation. His multiple industry experience and expertise in strategy formation, organizational design, leadership development and

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23
Jan

The Big Data Dilemma

Do you feel buried in too many reports, enslaved by dashboards and lost in the red, yellow and green of scorecards?  Do you feel like your company has the data you need but just doesn’t quite know what to do with it?  If you are feeling overwhelmed by ‘big data’, you are not alone.  In a recent MIT research study

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9
Jan

Is Your Company Reorganizing? 5 Steps for Thriving Through the Change

In my consulting work I am often involved in creating organizational change, and then directly confronted by the challenges surfaced as I coach managers and executives through the transition. Over time, I have concluded that there are five key actions people need to consciously perform in order to manage significant change. If followed, these will vastly improve your chances of

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2
Jan

Marnie Smith appointed Managing Partner at Lighthouse NINE Group Consulting

Lighthouse NINE Group, a leading strategic consulting firm, is delighted to announce the election of Marnie Smith as its new Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2017. Marnie has been a Partner of the firm since 2009 and leads Lighthouse NINE’s High Performing Teams and Change Management practice. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Organization Design and Effectiveness, Team Development,

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12
Dec

Customized Leadership Development

Customized Leadership Development is More Effective and Cheaper Than You Think  Recently, I was speaking with an organizational leader who wanted my opinion on which way to go with his training, buy an off-the- shelf training solution or build a custom development program?  Interesting question, right? I was about to provide my perspective when he went on to share that

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