Women Collaborating, Sharing, and Growing as Individuals

Women Collaborating, Sharing, and Growing as Individuals

Over the last few months, Haig Barrett had the honor of sponsoring Stiletto Gal Speaker Series. The series is part of the ongoing efforts of Haig Barrett’s new division, The W Factor, to create more awareness around women and what they care most about.

This past April, we hosted the last event of the series featuring Erica Spiegelman, an Addiction Specialist, Counselor, Author, and Speaker, and Brittany Castro, Founder & CEO of Financially Wise Women.

Haig Barrett Celebrates Akilah Institute

Haig Barrett Celebrates Akilah Institute

At Haig Barrett, we believe in giving back. When we were first told about the Akilah Institute for Women, the first and only college for women in East Africa offering a unique model of market-relevant education that empowers graduates for success in careers and leadership roles, we new we had to be involved.

On Saturday, June 18th, 2015, we are hosting a celebrating 5 years of the Akilah Institute.

How can leadership development efforts result in organizational improvements

How can leadership development efforts result in organizational improvements

The business objective of leadership development is to improve individual and organizational performance. Employees attending Leadership Development programs can apply the new content, skills, and ways of thinking to their current job. They can also assess their personal strengths and weaknesses and improve upon these areas through personal development programs. Based on these positive benefits Leadership Development must be a good practice for organizations to continue, right?

Unfortunately, the answer is not necessarily. Empirically, it has been difficult to establish whether a Leadership Development program leads to improved organizational performance.

So why are traditional Leadership Development Programs not delivering on their promise?

In this article, we will explore the issues around traditional Leadership Development Programs and how to overcome them.

Strategic Thinking Helps Long Beach Goodwill Choose the Best Strategies to Implement

Strategic Thinking Helps Long Beach Goodwill Choose the Best Strategies to Implement

The key to successful implementation of any strategy is a strong Strategic Thinking methodology within the Strategic Planning process. This allows executives to thoroughly evaluate all opportunities prior to implementation.

Last year, we had the privilege of helping Long Beach Goodwill develop their long term strategic plan to expand their business. We used the same strategic principles during the process and by the end of the half day workshop, our strategic process saved the Long Beach Goodwill from spending additional time in the research phase and from implementing possibly low impact & resource heavy ideas.