SPARK SUCCESS BLOG

Positive Impact in Action – A Client Case Study

We work with clients one on one, in teams, and in organizational initiatives.  Sometimes coaching commences with one leader who then brings us in to do positive impact work with their leadership team, and then with their larger organizational team.  The following is an example of this positive impact journey in action as well as the results. In early 2017, the Founder of an...

Staying relevant in our complex environment with values alignment

What does it take to stay relevant in a complex environment?  Values alignment. Are you struggling with leading your team or organization successfully in today’s quickly changing environment?  Are you finding it difficult to keep the team aligned, focused and on track?  You are not alone.  Navigating change is just as important as producing and delivering products and...

What is the right mix of cultural initiatives for employee development?

Coaching and leadership training and development Have you wondered where you will get the most value with your people and cultural initiatives for yourself, your team, or your organization?  Have you contemplated how to balance the use of your HR or People & Culture budget?  How do you balance the need to develop leaders through leadership training and development, coaching and...

Organizational and Leadership Support through Empathy

There is so much happening in 2020 that can impact us emotionally.  Even in our usual day-to-day, we experience exponential change that impacts how we feel.  It used to be that emotions were kept separate from work.  We now know that emotions impact us both personally and at work, and there is an increased willingness to approach it differently and appropriately. Whether it is...

Creating Stability in the Work Environment by Leveraging Your Values

When we experience flux like we are experiencing now with the uncertainty around the impact of COVID going forward and, even before then, as we navigate the endless changes of life and leadership in the Knowledge Era, we look for some sort of certainty and stability. Traditional forms of certainty and stability are no longer available in this new era. Nothing is certain except for our choice of...

Working Virtually … a new dimension

By now, many of you have made the transition to working from home. In working with leaders and groups on Working Virtually, there are many elements to consider. I wanted to share some ideas to pave the way for clarity, connection, collaboration, productivity and stability in our virtual environment. Create a solid foundation for yourself Have clearly defined roles in your home:  who does what...

Systems Thinking and Organizational Culture: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts

At Spark Success we take a 3-Point Approach which includes appreciative inquiry, systems thinking, and values alignment. This article focuses on the aspect of systems thinking. We hear this term more often these days. What does it mean and why does it matter? Have you heard any of these terms lately – systems thinking, systems approach, systems work? A system refers to the dynamic moving and...