Navigate the Swirl: 7 Conversations for Transformation

Create the Best Team Too many people live with a gnawing feeling that their team and, indeed, their entire organization could and should run more smoothly, more purposefully, and more effectively. But they are unable to actualize it amidst the daily Swirl, contends business and strategy expert Richard S. Hawkes,…
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7 Crucial Strategies to Facilitate Competitive Business Transformations

By Martin Zwilling | May 20, 2022 Building and transforming organizational teams is far more complicated than building products.  In my experience as a business advisor, most organizations, large and small, struggle to keep up with the pace of change and competitive forces today. You may have a brilliant product…
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Kirkus Reviews: Navigate the Swirl

KIRKUS REVIEWS | April 7, 2022  NAVIGATE THE SWIRL A leadership consultant explains how certain conversations can transform a business. Hawkes uses an unusual but apropos word to define the constant change that most business leaders face: “the Swirl.” The term acts as an anchor in an absorbing business book…
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Getting to the Heart of Better Execution

An Interview by Robert Heinzman with LP Frieder, III.  LP Frieder is the COO of Gentex Corporation, which is headquartered in Simpson, Pennsylvania. The company has been privately held for three generations, and LP is the fourth generation involved in the business. Engaged with Growth River since early 2009, Gentex…
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How to Fix a Toxic Workplace: A Podcast Conversation

By: Jim Stroud, VP of Marketing, Proactive Talent  April 11, 2022 Is workplace drama standing in the way of productivity? Do colleagues fight over petty issues? Are teams more concerned about protecting their territory than getting the job done? Is bad behavior being tolerated? These are just a few of…
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This is Why You Always Get Sucked into Office Drama

By Stephanie Vozza | April 7, 2022  Here’s why we crave workplace gossip—even when it’s best to avoid.  ...Office drama also negatively impacts a company’s ability to grow, scale, and attract talent, says Richard Hawkes, author of Navigate the Swirl: 7 Crucial Conversations for Business Transformation. “Companies that have leaders who…
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How to Motivate Teams to Improve Performance

March 23, 2022 by Richard Hawkes Business Management Daily Back in elementary school, you might have encountered a teacher who made the class an exciting offer. If every student in the room passed the math test on Friday morning, the class could have an extra half hour of recess that…
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