How to Make Mentoring Work for You – A Mentor’s Perspective

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As a follow-up to our previous blog on Mentoring, this blog will focus on the mentoring relationship from a mentor’s perspective. As previously defined, mentoring consist of a pair of individuals working together in order to achieve specific objectives for skills growth and development. It is meant to be a balanced partnership requiring equal commitment… Read more »

Engagement 2.0 – Engagement of Employees in the Future – A Guest Blog by Thorsten Eger

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We are privileged to post a guest blog from our client Thorsten Eger, Vice President of Human Resources at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada, whose perspectives on employee engagement we highly value.  We hope you enjoy the read and look forward to your comments. Engagement 2.0 – Engagement of Employees in the Future By: Thorsten Eger Recently,… Read more »

If You Are Losing Good People – Look At Their Managers

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Grim, grim is my note today… do not despair though… there is hope! It is simple. A strong manager is one of the main reasons why people stay, perform and are engaged at work. Buckingham and Coffman said it a while ago – “so much money has been thrown at the challenge of keeping good… 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 »

How to Make Mentoring Work for You – A Protégé’s Perspective

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Mentoring, according to Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith in their “Managers as Mentors” book is, “At its most basic level, it is simply the act of helping another to learn.” For us at MarchFifteen, mentoring is defined as a pair of individuals working together in order to achieve specific objectives for skills growth and development…. Read more »

V is for Vulnerable – Vulnerability as a Strength in Leadership

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V is for Vulnerable – the book is on my desk, my client just cancelled a meeting towards which I was so looking forward, and the pink cover caught my eye. A gift of sorts, this cancellation… Time to think.  “Vulnerable is the only way we can feel when we truly share the art we’ve… 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 »

Mitigating People Risk in Major Transactions (Part 2) – A Guest Blog by Paul Pittman

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The following is the second installment of a two part blog by Paul Pittman. This blog centers around a situation where the cultural integration of two organizations was only considered late in the game, and how one individual mitigated the people risk of this major transaction.  This two part series highlights the tendency to overlook the… Read more »

Mitigating People Risk in Major Transactions (Part 1) – A Guest Blog by Paul Pittman

Posted by & filed under Organizational Transformation.

Organizational culture – its importance can be overlooked, especially when other organizational matters are perceived to be more critical.  The following is a two part blog by Paul Pittman, centering around a situation where the cultural integration of two organizations was only considered late in the game, and how one individual mitigated the people risk… Read more »