Lessons from Terrible Students: Leadership, Training and DEI

At my company, X-Factor Solutions, we’re often asked about the intersection of topics we focus on. I love it. When I founded the company, the “X” in X-Factor was always intended to be a visual representation of the intersection and connection of multiple professional...

Organizational Focus for Sustained Success in the New Year

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog discussing how “What makes you tick doesn’t necessarily work for everyone else!” The article focused largely on your concern for people, processes, and performance. It was about how your concern is part of your work approach and plays a...

Organizational Culture Change Starts with Stories from the Top!

For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with a client that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. They are intentional and purposeful in how they address several critical success factors for organizational culture change. This includes defining...

“Mini” Strategic Planning

Strategic planning can be daunting, especially for small businesses, non-profit organizations, companies with a limited budget to hire an outside consultant to assist with the effort, or for anyone who just doesn’t have the (perceived) requisite experience.  Don’t let...