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Category Archives: Change
Are You A Committed Leader?

January 31, 2016

By Laurie Clarke, Chief Operating Officer There’s a difference between interest and commitment.  When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient.  When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.  – Kenneth Blanchard   When a company hires The Tatham Group I am sure of at least one […]

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How Do You Measure Success?

September 4, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Can there be negative consequences when a process measure migrates into being an output measure? A Tatham trainee asked this question recently, and we thought it was a good one. When we get excited about the usefulness of a measure, do we have a tendency to overuse it? […]

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8 Tips For Changing Leadership Habits

August 29, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Productivity and innovation. Two things everyone is looking to achieve. This Harvard Business Review article, Your Innovation Problem Is Really A Leadership Problem, presents an interesting perspective: ‘It isn’t either/or. It’s both/and.’ Or as we would say, one and the same. For both to be effective and lasting, […]

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Embracing The Millennial Opportunity

August 15, 2013

Written in 2009, this post is more relevant today than ever.  Engaging Millennials is fast becoming a talked about concern among executives and middle managers alike.  Check it out to get some more insight into this ‘AND’ generation. The Future is Friendly By Michael Tatham Jr, President, The Tatham Group Are Millennials lazy or just […]

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Solving My Sleep Crisis

July 17, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group I recently read a very interesting, and scary, article about sleep:  The Sleep Crisis.  As most new parents are, I’ve been a bit obsessed with sleep – mine and the little ones – and this article intensified my fears.  Realizing that most of my efforts to affect the […]

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Tango With Intuition

July 11, 2013

By Michael Tatham Jr, CEO, The Tatham Group Do you ever wonder what event or series of events have built your intuitive sense? Despite rationality proving time-and-again our intuitive responses are wrong, why do we settle to ‘do what we have always done’? Some say it’s a matter of breaking habits; other argue that it comes from a lack […]

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Relationship Turnaround: One Family Business’ Success

April 29, 2013

Small to medium sized businesses fuel the economy.  Many are family-owned and run.  Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot of stories about these companies in various stages of transferring the business to the next generation.  The common thread through all of them is that the leaders bring history and a deeper level of intimacy to […]

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Everyone is a Gatekeeper

March 5, 2013

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group This morning began as every other morning with one exception.  My daughter decided that she did not want to go to preschool today.  “You will have fun!” Shakes head emphatically no.  “Today is ballet class…you don’t want to miss that do you?”  We’ve moved to ignoring now.  “Don’t […]

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The Fun Theory

November 23, 2012

Can a little bit of fun change people’s behavior?  Check out this video to see the results of an experiment to get more people to use stairs instead of an escalator.  I call this innovation at work!

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How Process Drives Culture – The Big Three

October 17, 2012

By Keith DeFreitas An earlier blog post, Selling, Not Yelling, described my experience with a team of car salespeople.  I told the story of shifting from “motivating” them to building a consistent sales process.  As the team focused on process, they dramatically improved the hard must-have goals. The General Manager went from pounding to praising them […]

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