Tips & Ideas

Want to learn something useful in 5 minutes or less? Each item provides an insight, technique, tool, or process that you can apply immediately back on the job. If you want to learn more, there's a resource link at the end of most entries. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

  • Thought Framework
  • The Choice to Collaborate
  • April 15, 2017 
  • High-stakes situations can trigger the “reptilian brain” – the fight/flight/freeze impulse – and a reactive chain of behaviors that usually do no one any good. 

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  • Tip
  • STOP for Presence
  • December 15, 2015 | Stephen Rosen
  • How can we get present, clear and composed in stressful moments and make wise choices – choices that lead us toward the goals that matter most?

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  • Article
  • Conscious Collaboration: Practicing Presence
  • August 19, 2015 | Stephen Rosen
  • Within us there is a deep knowing that we are not separate. We are collaborative beings connected to each other, whether we like it or not. This knowledge brings with it an inherent responsibility to act consciously and compassionately in relationship – whether at work, at home, or in public.

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  • Article
  • Jenny Horne: Authentic Leadership in Action!
  • July 22, 2015 | Susan DeGenring
  • South Carolina Representative Jenny Horne demonstates authentic leadership in the speech she delivered on July 8th, influences her peers to change history and ignores the double bind of gender bias. Bravo!

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  • Video
  • Conscious Collaboration... Explained!
  • June 16, 2015 | Michelle LaBorde
  • What does it really mean to manage and connect with others across time and space? In this short video interview, Susan explains the stresses of working in the digital age and invites viewers to experience the power of being more mindful, present and conscious at work with a one minute exercise. Watch now and try it for yourself!

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  • Thought Framework
  • The Big Picture
  • February 10, 2015 
  • "If you don't know where you're going, any path will do."  Often the best wisdom comes from our cherished stories. And the Cheshire Cat doesn't disappoint as he gives Alice this sage advice. As leaders in any kind of effort that requires collaboration, we can also take heed.

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  • Video
  • The Challenges of Virtual Teamwork
  • December 10, 2014 
  • Virtual teamwork is the new normal but it isn't easy. Barry Rosen outlines the top challenges faced by distributed teams in this executive briefing.

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  • Tip
  • Holding Virtual Meetings
  • March 31, 2014 
  • If you want to make an impact on the way your organization operates, start with being clear when to hold and not hold a virtual meeting.

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  • Tip
  • Virtual Team Leader Communication
  • February 15, 2014 
  • Leading virtual teams is just not the same as leading co-located teams – really. You’re here and, well…they’re out there somewhere. Communication becomes an even more critical leadership skill set.

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  • Article
  • Innovation – A Team Sport
  • October 21, 2013 
  • Teams that don’t collaborate well, can’t innovate. The creative spark that catalyzes innovation rarely comes from a single mind. It's a team effort.

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  • Article
  • Adaptive Leadership: Risky Business?
  • September 23, 2013 | Susan DeGenring
  • Adaptive Leadership embraces the idea that the same old leadership approaches and the existing leadership toolkit are insufficient to solve the complex problems of today's business environment. Adaptive Leaders acknowledge the proportionate relationship between risk and adaptive change: the more radical the change and the more new learning demanded, the more people resist the change. As a result, there is an increased danger to the leaders themselves.

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  • Article
  • Listening as an Ally™
  • August 18, 2013 
  • It makes sense to understand our own fondly held beliefs and biases if we want to understand other people, particularly people whose mind’s we want to engage or behaviors we’d like to influence. 

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  • White Paper
  • Clean Talk: Four Ways to Catalyze Positive Performance
  • July 24, 2013 | Susan DeGenring
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  • Thought Framework
  • Dimensions of Success
  • March 22, 2013 
  • As leaders, we often focus our attention on how to reach our goals as quickly as possible. An unintended consequence is that we lose track of other important indicators of progress and success.

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Conscious Collaboration... Explained!

What does it really mean to manage and connect with others across time and space? In this short video interview, Susan explains the stresses of working in the digital age and invites viewers to experience the power of being more mindful, present and conscious at work with a one minute exercise. Watch now and try it for yourself!

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News & Events

Susan DeGenring will co-present The Art of Scaling Virtual Learning at the Training Industry Conference and Expo (TICE) on May 11, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She'll also lead a Campfire Session on May 12th titled "Using Technology in Corporate Training".

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