Posts by author: Maria Milanetti

Organizational Culture – What it is and how you might assess it

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“Culture eats strategy for lunch.” – Peter Drucker Organizational culture is a term that widely receives attention, yet one that may not be completely understood by many. This blog addresses the much talked about idea of culture and explains what culture is to organizations. It will help you start to think about your organization’s culture,… Read more »

What Is Emotional Intelligence and How Can It Be Improved?

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At MarchFifteen we facilitate Emotional Intelligence sessions within organizations and find this a fascinating topic to share with clients. I was very inspired while doing EQ/EI research to come across a Harvard Business Review Blog. It reinforced that it is possible to shift an individual, a team and an entire organization towards a higher awareness… Read more »

Harnessing Family Talent: Human resources planning and communication during family business transition

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In October 2014 MarchFifteen Partner, Maria Milanetti, will be presenting on the topic of  “Human Resources and Communications during Business Transition” at the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Annual Global conference in Washington D.C. Ahead of her presentation Maria wrote an article on the topic for FFI’s online publication, The Practitioner. Below is the article in it’s entirety,… Read more »

Succession Planning in Family Enterprises and Independently Held Businesses

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This blog is meant for Family Enterprises, Independently Held Businesses and their Advisors. We are writing this series of blogs for our close connections and those that they network with on a regular basis. Please let us know if you have any feedback for us on this series which will include different topics of interest… Read more »

The Power of Influence – Building Enduring Business for a World of Constant Change: Part II – The Primary Ingredients of Influence

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At MarchFifteen, we are fascinated by business literature on leadership and influence.  It is our role to have the most current business knowledge and awareness to best help you every day of the week. We recognize that there are many things that create influential leaders, and part two of this blog consists of a set… Read more »

The Power of Influence – Building Enduring Business for a World of Constant Change: Part I – Personal Impact

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We recognize that there are many things that create influential leaders, but one of our observations is that Authenticity is one of the things that allows influence more fluidly than other characteristics. In other words, showing up as who you are, respectfully, each and every day. This is a believable and repeatable practice that great leaders understand.

Repeatability – Depth of Knowledge in Business

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At MarchFifteen, we regularly and extensively read business literature, new books and the daily news to ensure that we have the most current business knowledge and awareness in order to best help you, our clients and larger network. And we often see patterns in what we read and what we do with our clients each… Read more »

Human Resources

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  Human Resources (H.R.) is becoming an area of more and more professionalism, and at the same time is an area that needs great renewal. How could that be you might ask? I have had the benefit in my career, in several organizations, of being outside of Human Resources, where I was often looking at… Read more »