Jul 16
Vacation Imperative!
Hello from Prague! As a freelancer for nearly 25 years, I can count on one hand the number of times I've taken a "real" (meaning longer than 3-4 days) vacation. This is a big mistake; and I should know better, especially since I'm always advising my clients to pay attention to their work-life balance. But things - almost always related to work, such as writing the next book, preparing to teach the next class, blogging, you name it - always seemed to get in the way. And I kept telling myself 'I don't have the time (or the money!) to…
May 14
Lack of Diversity = Poorer Financial Performance
14 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Collaborative Innovation. Posted By: Steve Saars
If you’ve received decent Diversity and Inclusion training, you know this fact: companies with more diverse workforces and more diversity in the C-Suite perform better financially. And new report from McKinsey & Company underscores this fact yet again. But sadly, the message doesn’t seem to be getting through to corporate leadership, especially in the US. The reality is that 97% of American companies have senior leadership that fails to reflect the demographics of the available workforce. The UK is only slightly better, with 78% failing to reflect. What’s Going On? Human nature. As a species we are fundamentally tribal; we…
Dec 15
Gregg Ward Group | The Spark to Possibility
15 Dec, 2014. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Media. Posted By: Steve Saars
  Most of us have been treated with respect at some point in our careers. But sadly, many of us have been disrespected at work - sometimes over and over - by customers, colleagues, bosses, and even by the very processes, procedures and cultures put in place by our employers. Today, more and more organizations are finding that a respectful culture is the foundation upon which true collaboration, innovation and success is built; and that the old “command and control” management style is actually counterproductive, inefficient and costly. The Gregg Ward Group is committed to informing, training and coaching our…