Outbound Air is the captivating tale of a regional airline acquired by an investment group. The story illustrates the adolescent pains of organizational growth as the new CEO takes one mis-step after another. Outbound Air's return from the brink of destruction is a vivid tale of how organizations work. Read more →
Hiring Talent blends the research on levels of work with the discipline of behavioral interviewing. Every role has a level of decision making, a level of problem solving. Identifying the level of work in the role is the first step in understanding which candidates meet the critical role requirements. Read more →
This program discusses the science in the book Outbound Air, designed to introduce you to the research of Elliott Jaques. Your world will change. At least, the way you look at it. You will never again see your organization the same way. Puzzling things about people and their work will become clear. This is the beginning.
Interactive online program that covers three areas where hiring managers fall short -
- Identify the level of work in the role related to decision making and problem solving.
- Construct effective questions to collect important data from the candidate.
- Control the interview to get meaningful responses from the candidate.
The 360 degree performance survey is the start of a conversation between the manager and the team member. This online tool is based on candid feedback collected anonymously from supervisors, peers and subordinates asking key questions. Its accuracy is tied to patterns of comments in response to those questions.
Management Skills Blog
Purpose for Each Interview QuestionJune 7, 2023
“But, I really want to know where they see themselves in five years,” Raymond continued. “Why?” I asked. “What’s… Read more →
The Famous QuestionJune 5, 2023
“I still think it is a valid question,” Raymond remained adamant. “I want to know where they think they will be in five years.… Read more →
Mama Told MeJune 2, 2023
“My mother taught me that if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself,” proclaimed Judith, repeating the sage advice she… Read more →
Change or Shift?May 31, 2023
“Look,” I said, “if you want to fire this guy, or just cut him off at the knees, you don’t need this. Do this, only… Read more →
Executive Peer Groups
CEO and KEY Executive peer groups meet monthly, expert resource speakers, executive sessions, 1-1 confidential coaching.
Online and classroom programs in managerial leadership practices. Focus on delegation, decision making, communication, team building, planning.
1-1 confidential coaching sessions for CEOs and KEY managers. Scenario planning, organizational design, system integration, decision making.