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Assessing the Executive Presence of Alexander Hamilton: Using a 21st-Century Lens on an 18th-Century Leader

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

By: Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development 

What’s the hottest 21st-century musical?  Without question, it’s the improbably brilliant Broadway show based on an 18th-century founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Relying on a multicultural cast and featuring a contemporary blend of rap and R&B with the occasional touch of Les Mis and Britpop, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ingenious show is sold out for months in advance. On June 12, the Tony Awards were dominated by the show, as it pulled 11 of the coveted trophies.

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Leave No Man Behind

Posted on Tue, Aug 30, 2016

By: Meghan McGrath, Director of Marketing 

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Gaudi's Vision

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

By: Michael Seitchik, Director of Research and Assessment
One of our favorite cities is Barcelona. My wife and I love this city. And our favorite site is the Sagrada Familia, the basilica that Gaudi designed and begun building in 1882 – and is still not finished.

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Welcoming Sean Costa to the Bates Team

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016

By: Sean Costa, Director of Client Solutions

Sean Costa is Director of Client Solutions for Bates, where he is responsible for growing the firm’s market share and visibility. Sean Costa has built and led successful sales and marketing teams/programs for the past 20+ years at Digital Consulting Institute (DCI), Linkage Inc., Palladium Group, and Corporater Inc. covering a wide range of marketplaces including Human Capital/Leadership & Organizational Development, Strategy & Performance Management, and IT/Business Software.

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The ROI of Mindfulness

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

By: Elizabeth Gibson, Bates Associate

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When Things Go Awry

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

By: Karen Marinella, Executive Coach

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The Skinny on Men's Suit Shopping: 7 Best Practices for Suiting up in Style

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

By: Mary Lou Andre

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Understanding “Over-Strengths” in Executive Presence:  Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

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Video: What is Executive Presence?

Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

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Vision: a Dream or a Nightmare?

Posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2016

By Andrew Atkins, Principal


“A vision without a plan is nothing but a dream. A plan without a vision is a nightmare”
                                                                                                Japanese Proverb

Next time you’re at the office coffee pot, ask your fellow caffeine fanatics how they’d distinguish leaders from managers. Scratch below the surface of likely responses such as “leaders focus on doing the right things and managers focus on doing things right,” or “leaders show us what’s possible,” and you’ll find a common theme.

Leaders have to have Vision.

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