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As experts in our field, we publish various articles and whitepapers and host webinars on building effective workplace cultures and leadership structures. Click on the links below to have a look through our library.

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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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Strategies of Successful Leadership Teams

“We’re not just running—we’re galloping!” These were the words of a senior executive on a leadership team in healthcare. The healthcare environment is complicated and uncertain, to say the least. Leading in this arena is requiring intuitive and counter-intuitive practices....

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Webinar Series: Money Matters

Money Matters Webinar Series These three webinars, created for the APIAHF learning community, cover three areas of financial management for nonprofits: basic financial literacy, effective financial governance for board members and financial management for program staff. The full webinar series...

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Talent Management in an Ownership Culture

Talent management offers a useful strategic framework for organizations serious about developing ownership behaviors across the employee lifecycle. This article describes elements of talent management with emphasis on their connection to ownership culture. Each brief description includes “one bright idea”...

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Transition Matters: Engaging the Board and Executives in the Phases of Succession Planning (PPT)

This presentation was originally offered at a workshop for Nonprofit leaders sponsored by the Philadelphia Foundation on November 14, 2014.

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Leadership Challenges in ESOP Companies

Effective ESOP leadership is different than effective leadership in companies with more traditional ownership structures. The opportunities are greater and so are the challenges. Leaders in all companies need the basics of business acumen, strategic perspective, market awareness, and the...

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Executive Summary: Leadership, An Impact Study of the Praxis Leadership Development Program

A major goal of this study was to understand the impact of the leadership development program at multiple levels: the individual, the team, and the organization. This executive summary highlights the primary study findings.

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Leadership Conversations… Compassion in the ESOP Workplace

Following the completion of the formal certificate program, the inaugural Class I of the leadership development program offered through a partnership between the ESOP Association and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Organizational Dynamics, decided to reconvene at least on...

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Effective Leadership Transitions

Hiring the CEO is typically a responsibility of a company’s Board of Directors. However it is often the case in ESOP companies that the first leadership transition following an ESOP’s implementation is made prior to the creation of a fully...

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