Posts by Patrick Hehir

Are you Selling or Telling?

Over the past few recent years we have been supporting the growth and development of many clients. During countless engagements and discussions about the reasons why strategic initiatives falter, I began to notice a very frequent disconnect around the association and connection between decision making and the related communication. The disconnect centers on two things:…

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Workplace Battles and Politics

The more I support companies in their quest to get to the next level of organizational and business performance, I find the conversations predominantly shifting to how we handle conflict and politics at work. A few weeks ago I provided some support to Sue Shellenbarger, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal on a topic…

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Self-Interest – A vital ingredient of Capitalism

A capitalist system cannot survive, not to mention thrive, WITHOUT a leader’s intrinsic drive to pursue their own self-interest. I have witnessed and participated in many debates and arguments about this term down through my career. I have often seen people in spirited arguments with each other, using very blunt language. In most cases the…

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Change is not complete until the sabotage occurs

Companies and individuals continue to struggle with change and change management. There is an abundance of statistics and personal stories from people that suggest that upwards of 70% of change initiatives fail to deliver on expected goals within expected time-frames. Most busy professionals long for greater levels of predictability and less uncertainty in their work…

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Culture is like a Diamond. It is formed under pressure.

Building a competitive corporate culture that scales as a business expands and grows, is difficult work for most leaders. A great culture is similar to a rare and precious diamond that few are able to lay their hands on. Just as with a diamond, culture is often formed or catalyzed under periods of significant pressure…

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