Our clients are smart. Smarter than us about their business. They know their industry and organization better than us. And they usually have deep experience in their areas of expertise. And yet they still feel deeply challenged by the changing environment in which they find...

During an interview for Fortune Magazine, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed how he keeps his meetings productive. Here is what he had to say: “We have study hall at the beginning of our meetings. The traditional kind of corporate meeting starts with a presentation....

Huntsville, July 21, 2014 — Laura Huckabee-Jennings, founder of Transcend in Huntsville, Alabama, announced today that Transcend has expanded its services by adding three coaches to its team. “We are committed to growth and to delivering the best in leadership development programs. Adding these highly...

[caption id="attachment_4459" align="alignleft" width="300"] Offsite meetings are free from distractions.[/caption] Drawing from Patrick Lencioni’s work in Death by Meeting, there are specific meeting formats that we find to be very effective. Lencioni says that, “most meetings lack context and purpose.” There are four distinct meetings that...

An often forgotten part of a meeting is the closing. Often, meetings are just disbanded and everyone leaves to get on with what they were doing beforehand. Closing the meeting productively only takes five minutes and it is critical to making sure the meeting was effective....