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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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Webinar: How Boards Should Help Manage Crises

Board members can be a tremendous resource during crises: They can draw on outside and varied experiences and offer observations and ideas that might not arise internally. How can ESOP companies best leverage the expertise of their board during the...

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Webinar: The Leaders’ Role in a Crisis

The current health and economic crises pose challenges no company has faced before. Unimaginable stresses to an organization's infrastructure, finances, cash flow, and employee owners all can tax leaders at the moment their organizations need them most. This webinar, presented...

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Practical Guidance for Effectively Managing Work Remotely During COVID-19

“You are not working from home, you are at home, during a crisis, trying to work.” – Unknown Managing work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic is not the same as managing work remotely during normal times. The abrupt shift to...

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Virtual Meeting Facilitation Basics

Effective meetings can be hard enough to facilitate in person...now how do we do it virtually? Molly Mead, Jon Sweigart and Danie Greenwell held this webinar on April 3 and shared their best ideas to facilitate productive virtual meetings and...

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Your Team is Suddenly Remote! Keeping Your Culture and Working Effectively in the New Normal

You’ve successfully managed to get your entire team working remote on quick notice and nothing catastrophic has happened! Now you are adjusting to the new paradigm. How do you communicate effectively? How do you hold people accountable? And how do...

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Leading in the Time of COVID-19 Organizational Framework

We have developed a Leading in the Time of COVID-19 Organizational Framework to guide leaders in navigating this challenging time. This provides an orientation to the organizational phases we are all living through, and practical guidance for leadership and communication...

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Check-in Questions to Stay Connected by Linshuang Lu

Check-in questions can be a powerful tool for staying connected in an uncertain and stressful time. A "check-in" is facilitator jargon for the practice of having every individual share their answer to a question at the beginning of a meeting....

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Webinar: Leadership Succession in Employee Owned Companies

Kathleen McInerney Kane joined Stephanie Carlin of Prairie Capital Advisors on 12/17/19 for a webinar on Leadership Succession in ESOP Companies. Click here  to view the webinar. You will learn how developing a confident, strategically focused leadership team can drive...

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Webinar: Think Like an Owner

Matt Hancock Leaders often ask what it takes to get more employees "thinking like an owner." The truth is, It takes more than just an ESOP. One challenge to engaging all employees as owners are the often invisible divides based...

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Webinar: Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Company

Linshuang Lu and Nelson Parrish Most ESOP companies value creating a workplace where people feel included, can grow and develop, and can contribute meaningfully to the success of the company. While many companies understand the business case and already recognize...

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