Mining Network Gold – LinkedIn and LinkedIn Profinder

Green Silk Associates, LLC facilitates breakthrough thinking and ways of working for leaders and their teams.  We are pragmatic and trusted consultants with operating experience as senior leaders in complex organizations. We understand what it takes to get things done and help our clients get there faster. We create more effective organizations.  Our expertise includes…

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Developing Leaders for Tomorrow

Most leadership development programs run by major institutions follow the same, tried and true construct – a mix of classroom training and action-learning projects where “leaders-in-training” can practice new skills and behaviors.  The “educational” aspect is aligned to support the movement of selected leaders into new, more demanding roles – roles where they will further…

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Developing Careers — Focus on Marketability

The Case for Career Development Reports on business trends for 2016 show that one of the key priorities for executives this year is human capital management.  In particular, can companies access the talent they need to succeed in an uncertain future? Executives are grappling with ensuring they have the right talent when the market for…

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2016 Business Bets

Various projections of “hot issues” for 2016 abound.  Looking over the lists published by The Conference Board, Bersin, Forbes, Fast Company, and the CFO Alliance, we should expect to see that business executives are focused on the following trends: Customer relationships/Corporate Brand and reputation.  Top line growth will come from retaining and expanding customer relationships…

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Culture as a Lever for Organizational Change

The folks at Strategy & Business just released a report summarizing the results of research  conducted by Booz & Co with over 2,200 global businesspeople on the role of culture in organizational change. http://bit.ly/1cH1fKC The results are compelling.  Culture is a major factor impacting the success or failure of organizational change initiatives.  It is important…

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The Behaviors of Innovators

Interesting blog post in  Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/innovatorsdna/2013/08/14/the-secret-to-unleashing-genius/ Check out the video posted August 13, 2013.  Interesting perspective on what separates the innovative from the creative. I don’t know what is more fun — watching innovators and distilling what it is they do so well OR being out and about observing, asking controversial questions, and seeing the…

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Hacking HR to Create Adaptable Organizations

I’ve been following activity on the MIX Exchange: http://www.managementexchange.com/ for some time.  It is great to learn about ways in which practitioners are innovating 21st Century management practices.  When I saw the opportunity to hack HR, I was eager to jump in. I have been working in the Human Resources space for many years in…

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