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The Dilemma of the Working Manager

Balancing “Working On” and “Working In” the Business. Effective working managers are adept at managing polarities – strategy vs. tactics, planning vs. executing, delegating vs. doing. Ralph and Bill discuss the challenges that many working managers face, and offer tips and exercises to help you achieve balance and scale your leadership and your business. Bill…

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Your Culture Equals Your Actions

“Company culture” is an often-used – and perhaps overused – term. But what do we really mean by culture? Let’s keep it simple: your culture is created by your actions. It’s not what you say, it’s what you do. Are your actions aligned with what you want your organization to be?

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Performance Experiments

Ralph and Bill discuss a new activity to incorporate in your leadership: 6 weeks of short, asynchronous content focused on insights and behavior change. The concept is similar to the “42-day challenges” popular at fitness centers. When backed by accountability and support, these performance experiments can motivate learning and growth, and help you achieve your…

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Coaching for Engagement

So often lately we hear “people don’t want to work” and “we can’t find people.” The reality is that people don’t want to participate in the traditional employment paradigm. Organizations that successfully attract and retain talent understand the importance of employee engagement and know how to foster it. Ralph and Bill offer tips that you…

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How Do You Show Up As a Leader

More importantly, how do you want to show up and how is that different from how you actually show up? In this episode, Cindy and Ralph discuss the importance of “Leadership Presence” – knowing who you aspire to be as a leader and using what you value most to drive leadership effectiveness, leadership behavior, and…

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A Conversation with the President of OneGroup

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Chris Mason, President of OneGroup, an insurance agency based in Syracuse, New York. Chris traces his leadership path, and discusses building and maintaining an attractive culture as the key to overcoming the challenges of his industry. He also offers his insights on…

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Purpose, Calm and Self-care Revisited

When this episode was first recorded in March 2020, the pandemic had just begun. Cindy and Ralph offered suggestions to help navigate a time of stress and uncertainty. Many months later, the content of that episode remains as relevant as ever. If you didn’t catch the original episode, this is critical listening. If you did…

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Mindful Leadership

Mindful Leadership – What the Heck Does that Mean and Why Does it Matter? In this episode, Ralph and Cindy unpack the concept of mindful leadership and break down its key components: self-awareness, other-awareness, and situational awareness. Consider this episode a relatable and practical guide to the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and how it impacts…

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Are You Mindless About Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is an essential skill for any effective leader. Practicing mindfulness helps you become aware of what really matters, and that leads to mastery – self-mastery, mastery in relationship management – the ability to make sound decisions, take the right actions, and be effective in any situation. In this episode, Ralph and Cindy break down…

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Driving Performance

There are several things effective leaders do regularly to drive performance in their teams and organizations. Are these tactics in your leadership toolkit? Cindy and Ralph break down the key components to driving performance that every leader should be integrating into their own practice.

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