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As experts in our field, we publish various articles and whitepapers on building effective workplace cultures and leadership structures. Click on the links below to have a look through our library of past publications. If you would like more information on these topics, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Podcast: Sustaining Your ESOP

Praxis consultant and Principal Linshuang Lu sits down to talk best practices for sustaining your ESOP with Capital Trustees founder Bret Keisling. Click here for the full podcast.

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Adding Continuous Improvement to Your Ownership Culture

You've done a great job with your initial ESOP roll-out and you've created an amazing Employee Owner Committee. The next question on everyone's mind: How can we increase share value? This is where Continuous Improvement (CI) comes in.

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Involve Employee Owners in Strategic Planning

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” management professor Peter Drucker once said. This popular expression highlights that your culture—what your people believe, say, and do—can make or break your strategy.

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10 Questions: Driving Performance Through ESOPs

J. Michael Keeling, President and Chief Staff Officer of The ESOP Association, speaks with Alexander P. Moss, a principal at Praxis Consulting Group, Inc., about driving performance through ESOPs. Keeling: Based on your experience, what are the overall benefits of...

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Developing Leaders at All Levels: A Key for Ownership Culture

So many of the behaviors we associate with ownership -- modeling a positive attitude, collaborating, generating ideas for improvement, taking responsibility for the work of the team—reflect good leadership.  In an employee-owned company, all levels can benefit from leadership development...

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Succession Planning for Long Term Sustainability

Boards of directors often ask their CEO’s for a succession plan, and review it annually. And while the plan should include the name of any potential successors, it should go far beyond this bare minimum. A succession plan should spell...

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Inside the BL Companies ESOP Committee

Learning about other companies' experiences can be an effective way to gain valuable ideas and guidance on setting up a new communications committee, or to revive an existing one. This chapter illustrates how different companies have approached their employee committees....

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Eight Ideas for Demystifying Your Board

Effective boards make a significant contribution to their company’s success. However, in many cases, employee owners do not understand why their organization has a board, what the board does, what kinds of decisions the board makes, and, ultimately, how their...

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Using Your 401(k) Plan as an Incentive to Improve Corporate Performance

This article describes how Section 401(k) plans, which provide employees with the opportunity to defer a portion of their income and retain limited control over the investment of these funds, can improve overall employee satisfaction. Originally Published In: Section 401(k)...

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Rolling Out Your ESOP: What to Say, When, and How

This article addresses the process of introducing an ESOP to your company, from the initial announcement through a series of specific follow-up activities over the first year or so. Taken together, we call these activities the “ESOP rollout process.” The...

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