This May Seem Obvious

5 minute read Throughout our client engagements this summer, I have started to see a trend emerge. Whether it was in our workshop on Emotional Intelligence, Communication and Behavior Styles, Accountability Circles, Generational Leadership (with a Millennials Focus) or Probing Skills… there was a moment in each class where a lightbulb went off over everyone’s…

Can I give you some feedback?

If you’re like me, then that question can feel like a double edged sword. How do you answer? As an employee, it’s nice to know how you’re doing …are you meeting expectations? But also, can be a very scary and vulnerable moment which makes you cringe a little bit in anticipation. As a manager, field…

The Season of Gratitude

‘Tis the season of thankfulness and that, along with a recent client project, has me thinking about gratitude! A few weeks ago we were engaged at a big National Meeting teaching some elective sessions for our client. My room’s topic was “Leading with Emotional Intelligence in Times of Stress”. The content is some of my…

Back to School : Workshop Highlights

Planning for 2019? Not sure what you need? We are full of ideas but all our solutions are then fully customized to your organization and your unique needs. We don’t do “off the shelf”   We have a lot of great content then we deliver it in the right way, with energy, experiential components, and…

From the desk of…Sarah

If you’ve read my bio, you’ll know that some of my favorite content we teach at Riverbend is around Motivational Leadership. I am fascinated and passionate about self-motivation, motivation within teams / between colleagues, and between manager and direct report. Our Motivational Leadership workshop was the original source of my enlightenment around how differently people…

From the desk of…Sarah

If The Riverbend Group set out to write a book to encapsulate our philosophies on teams, management styles, and what makes a successful company… it would end up sounding a lot like The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle. The Culture Code was one of my #RiverbendReads assignments and I was eager to dig in, because…

How I “Eat that Frog”

I am often told that I’m super productive and efficient – which I consider a great compliment! But the thing is… being effective at productivity is not a secret or something I was born doing – I’ve been studying and cultivating my productivity over the past couple of years.   One of the main things…

Q&A with Sarah

Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?  Gatherer You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? a combination Blue/Green/Seafoam/Grey … It’s a paint color called Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore, I found it about 6 years ago and now use it, and make everything match it, almost…

From the desk of…Sarah

I recently began reading Radical Candor by Kim Scott, after a client recommended it to me during a multi-week Management Development Program we’ve developed for his Sales Managers and Vice Presidents. At Riverbend, we think a lot about what makes a great manager so great. Early on in the book, Kim Scott shares her insight…