Phil Drouillard

10
Feb

Elements of Good Judgement

If you haven’t read HBR’s recent article “Elements of Good Judgement” it has some great insights. Over decades of working with Leaders as an Executive Coach, I have found the best ones do them intuitively, having learned the techniques in a Coaching or Mentoring environment.  Such as… Smart Leaders demand quality rather than quantity in what gets to them. People

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28
Jan

LIGHTHOUSE NINE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW PARTNER – KIMBERLY ROWAN

New Partner, Kimberly Rowan joins Lighthouse Nine Group on January 1st, 2020. Kim will co-lead the Culture and Engagement practice. She will also serve clients in the areas of Leadership Development & Coaching, High Performance Teams, Change Management, Organization Design, and Transformation. Kim is an experienced HR Executive who has lead multi-disciplinary teams on a North American as well as

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8
Apr

LIGHTHOUSE NINE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW PARTNER

Warren Sarafinchan joins Lighthouse NINE Group to collaboratively lead the firm’s Sales Force and Supply Chain Effectiveness practice. He will also serve clients in the areas of Change Management, Strategy & Alignment, and High-Performance Teams. Warren’s career has included senior Sales, Supply Chain and IT roles with some of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies. Warren has held cross-functional,

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5
Feb

When Did You Know You Wanted to Be a Leader?

I recently asked this question of a very successful leader, “when did you know you wanted to be a leader”? Her response was, without hesitation, “when I was five. My friends told me I was bossy – I knew what we were going to do and just started organizing the other kids to get it done – that was an

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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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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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4
Nov

Delivering Against Your Priorities

Last week, I had a conversation with a president of a $600 million company and shared with him a tool to help create focus on delivering his priorities. Most executives find themselves still dealing with urgent requests (like audits, daily production meetings, etc.), but not focused on the most important daily leadership activities. This is not all bad, however, when

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15
Sep

New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers

A few weeks ago, in our blog titled “Hottest Trends in Performance Management – TREAD CAREFULLY!“, we touched on the New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers. We had a few individuals reach out to understand better what might be included in this toolbox, and we wanted to share this with you. What Managers need in the New Performance Discussion Toolbox

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29
Aug

Hottest Trends in Performance Management – TREAD CAREFULLY!

In recent years, we have seen some organizations rush to re-create their NEW Performance Management System (PMS) or something similar, straight off the Harvard Business Review press that discusses the negatives of old school performance management systems. In doing so however, you need to tread carefully. Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water! To use a phrase from many

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