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In Part I of our “Improving Leadership Capacity and Capabilities” series, we defined a three-pronged approach. Now, it’s time to explore how you can adopt it in order to navigate change with confidence and courage.
If consistency is the leadership behavior of choice, how do we determine which actions to focus our consistent attention on? How do we decide what our team needs to best drive success?
Endings are just as important, if not more so, than any other stage of the coaching journey.
We hear daily how the state of humanity is at a critical juncture. Could it be that the answer to these troubles is found in Kindergarten?
Many of us in the workforce have come to realize that “normal” no longer exists – if it ever existed in the first place. Now, how will leaders rethink how they stay relevant and create value in an uncertain environment?
Many organizations have wellness programs, but they only go so far. What can you, as a leader, do to foster well-being for yourself and those with whom you work?
We make assumptions all the time—especially when we assume that everyone else thinks just like us. Our latest blog works over how to broaden your perspective.
“One of the main reasons we have success is we bring the appropriate buyer to the table…Sharing the philosophical perspective supports the transition, ultimately decreasing potential unintended roadblocks.” For the most recent installment of our Deal Makers series, we interviewed Jack Hendler, CEO of Avalon Net Worth, an independent investment banking firm.
Have you ever observed what is NOT being said in a conversation?
Body language and energy shifts can provide clues that something is being left unsaid.
Connection before correction is imperative for leaders. When people feel connected to you, they will be more likely to support you and receive your feedback. This concept is easy to understand, yet so easy to overlook.
“It is very cliché, but—it is all about people. Numbers are important, but what makes numbers better? People.” What makes for a successful acquisition? How do you identify good leadership?
We’re 2 years into the COVID pandemic and nothing has really changed—we’re still met with the same challenges day in and day out. It’s still Groundhog Day. How do we break the cycle?
What does it mean for leaders to be authentic? How do great leaders inspire action? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our latest blog, “10 TED Talks to Inspire You in 2022”
The future is now, and in this new and unfamiliar context, leadership is more important than ever. It is the responsive leader and their high-performing teams that will thrive today and propel their organization into the future.
In our latest interview, we chatted with Jim Wetrich, author of “Stifled: Where Good Leaders Go Wrong,” and CEO of The Wetrich Group, a healthcare management consulting firm providing advisory support and guidance to partner clients.
We interviewed Scott Taylor, attorney and principal at SmolenPlevy—a practice primarily focused on general corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, transactional planning and structuring, and business succession and exit planning.
We interview Christine Jones, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Highway Capital, a US-based investment firm growing small middle-market companies nationally, focusing on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Organizations often have programs to support well-being, but what does this term really mean? Is there a connection between well-being and belonging?
An interview with Curt Cyliax, Managing Director at Strategic Exit Advisors in Pennsylvania, an Investment Bank for entrepreneurs helping owners achieve their Ultimate Exit.
We interview Judd Appel, Director of the M&A and Capital Raising practice at BayBridge Capital Advisors, an affiliate of Berkowitz Pollack Brant (BPB) Advisors + CPAs.
Conscient Strategies has been selected to be part of the 1800+ SeaPort-NxG Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract holders.
We started the Future of Work series at the peak of global, COVID-catalyzed workforce disruption. Over a year later, the disruption remains, and in...
In today’s post-pandemic hybrid workplace, it’s up to team leaders and team members alike to keep an eye on each other to make sure that no one “falls through the cracks.” What can you as a team leader and team member do to make sure everyone on your team feels like they are truly involved in the team’s work?
Conscient Strategies sat down with Dan Doran of Value Scout to discuss leadership, culture, and due diligence for crafting the best acquisition strategy.
DEIB is a journey. Where is your organization? This survey contains sample diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging questions that may be used to...
An interview with Jack Tillman, Chief Real Estate and Corporate Development Officer for the largest health system in Georgia. Our conversation gives insights into mergers, acquisitions, private equity space, and how they get successful deals done.
In our latest Conscient Leaders interview, we talk with Roya Vasseghi, Owner of Vasseghi Law PLLC, about employment legalities in a post-pandemic workforce.
We interview Jonathan Moore, Partner and head of advisor services at PKF O’Connor Davies, a leading accounting and advisory firm. Our conversation gives insights into mergers, acquisitions, private equity space, and how they get successful deals done.
All leaders are charged to accomplish two things: to bring out the best in their people and to get results. Most leaders focus their attention on one of these domains at the expense of the other. In order to accomplish both, consider these three ways to focus on bringing out the best in your team while driving results…
Investors who perform only financial and operational due diligence are leaving money on the table. Many private equity and M&A deals go wrong when the leadership or culture at the newly acquired firm isn’t prepared or capable of driving the growth and implementing the strategy desired by the investor. Learn how leadership and culture due diligence can identify risks and save money in the long run.
One of the resounding themes over the past six months has been: “share your vision with your employees, and then get out of the way.” Learn how leaders are utilizing the practice of outcome-based leadership, and how the pandemic has inadvertently provided fertile ground for this aspect of leadership to flourish.
In our latest “Conscient Leaders” interview, we talk with Michelle Hairston, CHRO of one of the largest home builders in the country, to get insight on how organizations can navigate the ups and downs of turbulent times.
While a merger is an exciting opportunity for growth of a new company, it can also be a difficult transition for employees. Here are six tips for how to improve employee retention during the post-merger integration.
Leadership misalignment is risky, yet all-too-common in operator-led acquisitions. When conducted at the outset of an investment, a culture and leadership assessment is a data-driven way to mitigate risk and drive maximum ROI.
In our latest “Conscient Leaders” interview, we talk with Emily Barson, Executive Director of United States of Care, about how her team responded and evolved in many ways in 2020, and her advice on how leaders in any sector can effectively navigate 2021—and beyond.
After a year of unprecedented workforce disruption, many leaders are finding that their standard approach to team management, communication, and decision making is no longer adequate. To manage disruption and move beyond survival, we recommend that leaders focus on culture as the core of their future of work (FOW) strategy.
Federal leaders often face certain challenges that are more pronounced than in the private sector. One of these challenges is trying to implement positive change in traditional “command and control” style bureaucracies.
As CEOs we have the opportunity to demonstrate what trustworthy leadership looks like and how to build respect in our organizations. We do this by acting as moral leaders with a focus on creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, heard and respected.
Twenty years after the infamous America Online (AOL) – Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger, the failed transaction continues to highlight the importance of culture in successful M&A deals.
It is undeniable that we are all in a shared space that none of us have ever visited before. As we all live in this new world of the prolonged liminal space between isolation and the hope of a vaccine, we leaders can make the difference between light and darkness.
COVID-19 sent lasting shockwaves around the world, disrupting everyday life, pushing businesses to pivot for survival, and transforming the way we...
In our latest “Conscient Leaders” interview, we talk with Dana Pauley, Interim Executive Director of Leadership Montgomery, about how she’s leading her organization through change—and making time for her family and herself.
Gratitude comes like a whisper, quietly when we open our hearts and allow ourselves to take in the small wonders that surround us. I was out for my morning walk, wet hair, a little too cold for comfort and regretting my decision to leave the house without a hat when a neighbor opened her door and exclaimed, “you need a hat”. She came out moments later with a woolen cap and off I went wearing a warm hat and happily filled with gratitude.
In the mid-1800s every American business owner knew that if you wanted to send an urgent message to someone you used Western Union. Their telegram service set the bar. Then Alexander Graham Bell called. On a telephone…
In our latest “Conscient Leaders” interview, we talk with Arun Mohan, CEO of Radix Health, about pivoting a growing organization, evolving as a leader, and building resilience during a time when COVID-19 has changed everything.
From Amazon and Whole Foods to HP and Compaq and Marriott and Starwood — there is no shortage of bumpy integrations. Too often we hear, “We couldn’t have predicted this. We couldn’t have prevented this.” But is that true?
What has your journey been like over the past few months? Have you and your organization adapted to the current realities or are you still reeling and in shock? Collectively, we are facing an unprecedented adaptive challenge.
We sat with Amelia Truett, one of our executive coaches, to hear more about what it’s like to coach and be coached. We spoke about the power of questions, her path to becoming a coach, and the value that coaching generates for clients.
How do you move your organization from conversation to action? It might look different than you think.
As the national conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion continues to gain momentum, a simple yet powerful truth resonates: depending on their identity, employees experience the workplace in vastly different ways. With an energized workforce and an intensified spotlight on leadership, the time is ripe for action. But how? How do you move your organization from conversation to action?
In our first interview for the “Conscient Leaders” series, we spoke with Broderick Young and Al Johnson, wealth management experts and founders of Reveal Wealth, about what it takes to be a better business leader in today’s world. Three things to focus on: Environment, Empathy, and Equity.
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