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What Millennials Want in a Leader

Posted on Wed, Nov 9, 2016

By: Meghan McGrath, Director of Marketing

I’m one of three millennials working at my company, and I’m smack in the middle of the pack. As I’ve attended conferences over the last 5 years and talked to leaders and professionals in organizations large and small I’ve heard, with ever more frequency, “oh yeah millennials, that’s a big issue” or “we’re talking about that a lot”. Millennials outnumber baby boomers making them the world’s current largest generation at a whopping 75 million strong. As the topic of millennials in the workplace has become more and more discussed I’ve begun to identify a few key issues:

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Tags: Leadership Readiness, millennials, leading a diverse workforce, generations

Election Day

Posted on Tue, Nov 8, 2016

By: Suzanne Bates, CEO

I was in one of the nation’s battleground states a few days ago.  Turning on the television, watching the ads, I was reminded of a funny one-liner.  Halloween used to be the scariest night of the year.  This year, it’s election night.  We are not on the verge tonight (or early tomorrow) of knowing.  The election will (perhaps) settle only one thing – who will get the most electoral votes.  We will not know precisely what lies ahead, for us, our companies, or for our nation.  The only thing that is certain is uncertainty.

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Tags: Leadership Readiness, blog, election

3 Tips for Getting Your Leadership Team Aligned

Posted on Mon, Oct 31, 2016

By Suzanne Bates

Strategy planning is the work of the leadership team. However, teams are made up of individuals.  They have a variety of backgrounds, experiences, roles and responsibilities, which can naturally conflict. Your team may be working hard, running fast, and trying to get things done. They may not even realize they aren’t aligned on critical issues.

Getting real alignment is not a problem if you have a shared vision and purpose. It will guide decisions, from the launch of new products, pursuits, channels or geographies, to navigating competitive challenges, disruptive technology, and decisions about growth.   

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Tags: Articles, Leadership Teams, blog

Women and the Confidence Game

Posted on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

By Suzanne Bates

A lot of experts believe women struggle more than men to summon their confidence. As a woman, have you ever wondered, “Is that really true?”

The truth is that both men and women feel doubt from time to time. We often see this in our coaching. We also note that women may express those doubts out loud more often than men do publicly, but in private, with a coach, men are more open about it.     

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Tags: developing leaders, Articles, executive presence, executive coaching, Executive Development, blog, Women in Leadership

Executive Presence Checklist: What are Your Strengths?

Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2016


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Tags: Articles, executive presence, blog

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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Tags: blog

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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Tags: blog

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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Tags: blog

The ROI of Mindfulness

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

By: Elizabeth Gibson, Bates Associate

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