Posts Tagged Redwood Performs

Bad brainstorming kills ideas

Professor, author and innovation expert, Barry L. Cross has written a discussion paper for Queen’s University Smith School of Business on the topic of brainstorming and how storyboarding can help make brainstorming sessions successful: “Much of what passes for brainstorming are idea-killing sessions that leave organizations thinking they’re not innovative. The technique of storyboarding can remove […]

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Masterful storytelling

The Dodo’s “goal is to serve up emotionally and visually compelling, highly sharable animal-related stories and videos to as many people as possible to help make caring about animals a viral cause.”We’d go further and say they have one of the most effective storytelling approaches we’ve ever seen—one that engages both heart and mind and spurs […]

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Let the music play

A few years ago, musician Scott Bradley decided to launch something called Postmodern Jukebox. The idea was to take modern songs and have talented musicians and vocalists perform them in styles from the past. For example, ABBA’s Dancing Queen done as a 1920’s hot jazz cover or Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop as a 1060’s New […]

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The big lies of strategy

Roger L. Martin is one of the world’s more influential management thinkers and the Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness and Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management. His article on THE BIG LIES OF STRATEGY is a must-read. The premise? Strategy works best when narrowed down to the following […]

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The power of empathy

Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Helen Riess is an expert on the neuroscience of empathy, including developing online evidence-based online empathy training. She says, “We are all connected on a neurobiological level far more than we have previously realized. Consciously or not, we are in constant, natural resonance with one another’s feelings. When we are engaged […]

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Get a government grant

We recently facilitated a webinar with RDP Associates’ Brian Cookson and Greta Bianchi on the topic of getting a government grant for training and development. They succinctly highlight the types of funding and grants that are available, including for hiring and training. Here are three things you need to know when making a decision to apply: You […]

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Speaking truth to leaders

When speaking uncomfortable truths to leaders, leadership, talent management and OD expert, Leslie Michener recommends the do’s and don’ts shown below. Leslie also delivers more insights and stories in this webinar, including the relationship between truth and power in the workplace, what to do before you speak your truth, and what to do when you speak your […]

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Webinar: Speaking uncomfortable truths to leaders

WEBINAR: November 28, 2018 | 11:00a.m. to Noon EST Redwood Performance Group and Leslie Michener. Speaking uncomfortable truths to leaders is uncomfortable in itself! There’s no denying that taking this step can be risky, but sometimes we just can’t live with the way things are. Understanding the relationship between truth and power in the workplace, and […]

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