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Conscious Capitalism: Creating Change Towards a New Business Model

by Peggy Decker on Apr 16, 2018 3:33:00 PM

Many of you have heard of the Conscious Capitalism movement. It is about 5 years old and is at the heart of a new corporate consciousness. It is a way of thinking about capitalism and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world today. Conscious businesses are focused on creating values-based, purpose-driven organizations that place the interests of all key stakeholders at the center of their business model, not just one or two constituencies.  There are four key tenets to Conscious Capitalism as well as a credo that can be signed in support of taking ownership around creating change. The tenets incorporate having a:

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Topics: Corporate Culture, managing change, New Business Model, creating change, conscious capitalism

Can You Measure Your Team’s Effectiveness?

by Peggy Decker on Feb 1, 2018 2:41:36 PM

Maximizing team performance is the fuel that drives high-impact results and productivity within organizations today. But how do we know if a team is operating at full capacity? There are many ways to measure the effectiveness of teams including goal achievement, output and satisfaction levels including personal development.  Another key way is to evaluate the team's day-to-day effectiveness and how much focus is placed on various Whole Brain® areas that make a team successful. Things like:

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Topics: Effective Teams

Blind Spots - Confirmation Bias & the HBDI®

by Peggy Decker on Dec 12, 2017 12:12:00 PM

We’ve heard a lot about different biases for many years… From racism, sexism and bigotry to more current efforts that help us understand our Unconscious Biases in all its forms. One of those forms is Confirmation Bias, where we look for information that helps us to validate our assumptions and existing opinions.   

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Topics: Communications, Listening, Confirmation Bias, Blind Spots

Reimaging Creativity in Business using the HBDI®

by Peggy Decker on Sep 22, 2017 11:47:44 AM

Creating the future of business is a challenge that the most innovative companies are facing every day. Each of us as leaders are facing transformative change unlike anything that we have ever experienced. The pace and progression of technology, big data, science & robotics, the internet of everything and the digital society are just a few of the many paradigm shifts that are converging on us with great speed. Many of the futurists believe that the U.S. and our corporations are becoming out-innovated by other countries. Along with the pressure for growth, we are being pushed to better collaborate both inside and outside our institutions.

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Topics: Creativity, Innovation, Imagination

More on Understanding Trust using the HBDI®

by Peggy Decker on Mar 14, 2017 7:28:30 PM

What makes you trust someone? Or better yet trust a company, brand, team or organization?  Thinking about the people or companies that have earned your trust is the first step in helping us understanding trust and how we can create trust as a leader.  It can also aid in shedding light on how to create a culture and environment that allows for people to build trust with your team, business unit or organization as you serve your key customers and stakeholders.

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Topics: Building Trust

Building Trust as a Leader using the HBDI®

by Peggy Decker on Jan 10, 2017 7:51:54 AM

Building trust with people that you consistently communicate with including direct reports, senior executives, peers, leadership teams, customers (internal or external) or any stakeholder that impacts your world is a foundational component of successful leadership. Research consistently shows that people have lost faith in our institutions and the executives that oversee most organizations. But why is this getting worse and how can we influence this as leaders? Articles and books have been published on this very topic for decades but the importance of this has not changed over time. Stephen Covey, the great American educator, author and businessman said it best:

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Topics: Communictions, Building Trust

Making Decisions using Whole Brain® Thinking

by Peggy Decker on Nov 1, 2016 5:21:37 PM

How can we make more effective decisions? Should we go with our gut or should we rely on the facts that are present?  How can we do both without involving complex business models and tools?

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Topics: Top Tips to Exercise Your Whole Brain, Leadership Development

Creating Team Effectiveness using Whole Brain® Thinking

by Peggy Decker on Sep 30, 2016 8:11:00 PM

Much has been written about creating effective teams with Google’s Project Aristotle gaining a great deal of press. There is much to be learned from this research as we drill down into the results.  The New York Times article titled “What Google Learned from Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team” describes the 5-year undertaking to understand the key dynamics of successful teams. They are: 

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Topics: Effective Teams, Communictions

The Power of Whole Brain® Coaching using the HBDI®

by Peggy Decker on Aug 4, 2016 11:32:15 AM

Coaching is a hot topic these days and it is important for all involved to be an effective participant in any coaching, mentoring or peer coaching relationship. Coaching focuses on the person, the “coachee” and helping someone address their personal performance and development. It is driven by deep, insightful questioning by a manager or coach to the coachee (employee) thereby establishing awareness and creating empowerment.

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Topics: Leadership Development, Executive Coaching

More about Managing Change and the HBDI®

by Peggy Decker on Jun 20, 2016 8:20:24 AM

Last month, we discussed Getting People on Board with Change as we lead through these turbulent, transformational times.The focus of this blog is around taking the time to think about what we individually need to support us during change or disruption. Learning to embrace change will benefit us much more than resisting it and wanting to go back to the days of the past when we felt things were working more to our satisfaction.

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Topics: managing change, change