Saying No to Say Yes!

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” I read a piece by Marshall Goldsmith this week and it really resonated with me. He wrote about how he sometimes has a hard time saying “no.” He wrote, “This is practically impossible as I love the way I feel when I say ‘yes’ more than I hate the way I feel when I’m doing something I don’t want [...]

October 10th, 2016|Categories: blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

CONVERSATIONAL Curiosity as a Core Value

“You don’t have to know everything in the world. We aren’t supposed to. It makes you boring in mixed company if you can’t be interested and ask questions of other people.” ~ Angela Johnson I know enough about myself to know that I get really frustrated by people who don’t ask any questions of others. You know the type, right? Those who talk and talk and talk, and who never pause and ask, “So, what about you?” It’s called the [...]

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Business Case for Staying Connected

Laurie loved working. She loved her job. She envisioned working full-time until the day she was forced to retire. She always thought she would continue to work full-time even after she had children. She didn’t entertain the idea of leaving and becoming a stay-at-home mom. She had her first baby, and returned to work as planned. But, about a year later, something began to tug at her and she began to think about quitting work. She began wondering whether she [...]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s All About ME!

For some of you, the title of this article may fly in the face of what you have read about successful leaders – that they need to have specific attributes and style to be successful, or that they create such high-performing teams that they become unnecessary. Although there are certainly common attributes of successful leaders, we have found that they can come in all shapes, sizes, and styles…how you lead truly depends on who you are. The first step is [...]

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments


"I praise loudly. I blame softly."  ~ Catherine the Great   I was working with a senior leadership team recently when the conversation turned to the importance of communication within their organization. We began talking about their culture of communication and what was considered “the norm.” As I asked how communication was used to give feedback within the organization, they assumed I meant "negative" feedback. They immediately jumped to feedback that is used to redirect performance or behavior of the [...]

April 6th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Part 3: HR Development Best Practices

Stacy Sollenberger, Partner with ISHR Group, recently completed a Benchmarking Study focused on HR Talent Development. Over the course 3 weeks, we will share the results of this study. The first week, March 7, focused on what Stacy uncovered in terms of the current environment affecting HR. Last week, March 14, explored the differentiators for HR talent in today’s environment. We post our final section today, March 21, by looking at HR development best practices. Introduction ISHR Group recently conducted [...]

March 21st, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments