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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: Integrating Ownership and Development Across the Employment Lifecycle

This presentation by Jon Sweigart and Sasha Sulkosky, Brinkman, was part of the National Center for Employee Ownership's Virtual Fall Forum conference in September, 2021.

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Webinar: Diversifying Your Company through Leadership Development and Succession Planning

This presentation by Ginny Vanderslice and Bob Dill was part of the National Center for Employee Ownership's Virtual Fall Forum conference in September, 2021.

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How to Get Started on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work

Trying to figure out how to get started or keep the momentum going? Nelson shares some guiding principles in this short piece with thoughts on things like defining your common goals, forming a small committed group, and integrating your plan...

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Webinar: Using Research to Build an Ownership Culture

On May 11, 2021, Ginny Vanderslice and Linshuang Lu hosted a webinar Using Research to Build an Ownership Culture for the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). More than 25 years of research shows that employee-owned companies outperform their peers,...

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Podcast: Understanding and Excelling with ESOPS in AEC

Alex Moss was interviewed by Peter C. Atherton, P.E. for the AEC Leadership Today podcast. Listen to Understanding and Excelling with ESOPs in AEC to learn why A&E firms should consider ESOPs.

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Five Tips for Financial Literacy Training

Do your employee owners know how your company makes a profit? Can they locate their efforts on your company income statement? One of the best ways to engage your employee owners is to share the answers to these questions. Thinking about...

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Strategic Thinking Framework Options

The pandemic upended many plans and raised future unpredictability for nearly all of us. It also opened the door for unexpected innovation and creativity. As we adjust to living with uncertainty, many organizations are thinking strategically about the future. In...

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Book review: Crucial Accountability

Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, David Maxfield, 2013, McGraw-Hill Education Scenario 1: You have an employee who has trouble following through. She generally has a great attitude, always offering to help, but often stops short...

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Book Review: No Hard Feelings

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy Work is emotional. In other words, we experience a lot of feelings at work. While many of these emotions can be positive (feeling appreciated after a...

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Book Review: Leadership Development BS

Leadership Development BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer, 2015, HarperBusiness First, Pfeffer makes some important points in this about which we would agree. He makes a case, early in the book, that if all you are doing is teaching people "leadership" concepts such...

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