Why Companies Hire an External Consultant to Help Them

Strategy Driven

It needn’t be a major project or a long term relationship. That can be difficult to do, de-motivating for your existing people and bad for your reputation as an employer. You don’t always need a long-term increase in the team’s resources.

The 4 Types of Organizational Politics

Harvard Business

Organizational politics refers to a variety of activities associated with the use of influence tactics to improve personal or organizational interests. Studies show that individuals with political skills tend to do better in gaining more personal power as well as managing stress and job demands, than their politically naive counterparts. The second dimension of the political landscape is the extent to which the source of power is soft (informal) or hard (formal).

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Harvard Business Review

Employees used to know just your name, your face, your business reputation. Among our findings is that leadership in the future will involve increased personal and business-level discomfort. The combination of digitization with globalization and consumer demands for personalized products will complicate the usual processes and relationships. But possibly the biggest adjustment for leaders of today is a power shift that is requiring major changes to how they think and work.