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Unlocking the Magic Middle: 3 Lessons for Activating Change

Spring fever has officially arrived. And with it, the restless urge to get things done, to be more efficient – to simply do more – is blooming as well. For our clients, the hustle of spring fever is alive and well – driving them to find ways to unlock the potential of the “magic middle" within their organizations. Which is why we’ve found ourselves in several conversations about activating this critical group to help carry the weight of big ambitions.

Leaders in the magic middle – why they matter

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Dear Tech Leaders: Your employees are trying to tell you something. Are you listening?

If the recent headlines about Kickstarter creating a union and the global walkout at Google teach us anything, it’s that tech employees want a seat at the table that gives them a voice in strategic business decisions. They want assurances that data and intellectual property are thoughtfully managed, equitable treatment, and truly transparent leadership. 

In the tight tech labor market, and in the wake of some very challenging times in the court of public opinion, now is the time to re-evaluate your engagement efforts with employees.

Here are three things you can do to make sure your people are engaged:

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Five Trends C-Suite Leaders Must Watch for in 2019

As the new year begins, we’re keeping an eye on some key business trends that are building momentum and depth. Leading companies continue to evolve – realigning their approach toward corporate culture, change and the marketplace, and becoming more sensitive to the need to retain high-performing employees in a tight employment market. Here are five key shifts we think will make or break businesses in 2019 and beyond.



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Happy National Boss Day!

According to The Conference Board, over half of Americans are currently unhappy at work. Which is why, this year for National Boss’s Day (October 16) we’re turning the tables.  Instead of thanking your boss - we challenge you to be the best boss YOU can be. Here are 5 easy things you can do today to be the best boss you can be:

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Where’s the Finish Line?

In the past, when helping leaders drive change in their organizations, we would work through a relatively linear process to manage the change from start to finish. And at the end of that process, we would look at each other with satisfaction and relief and say, “Whew – we’re so glad we got through this change successfully! Let’s declare a victory, and focus on this future state we are now in.”

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