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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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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 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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Effective Meetings Can Enhance Your Employee Ownership Culture

Effective meetings are indispensable for building an ownership culture. Meetings can keep employee owners informed and connected, and empower them to contribute ideas and make decisions that can improve your employee owned. This article shares principles and tips for creating...

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Building Long-Term Value: Developing a High-Performance Ownership Culture

An ESOP can be an effective tax-advantaged means of creating shareholder liquidity. At the same time, the ESOP provides an additional benefit for employees. But the ongoing payoff of the ESOP is based on its ability to align stakeholder interests....

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