This May Seem Obvious

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 head. It happens…

Superheroes and Superstars

Superheroes and Superstars: Casting the Right Talent in Blockbusters and Business The purple arch-villain of the Marvel Avengers franchise, Thanos, stands amid a crumbling planet, his amour glistening and his gold-plated glove shimmers with infinity stones. If he snaps his fingers, half of life is obliterated in an instant. The Avengers race toward him, with…

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…

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…