Foster Learning

Outbound Air

Outbound Air

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

Hiring Talent

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 →

Online Programs

Timespan 101

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.

Hiring Talent

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.

360 Tool

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

Not a Matter of Motivation

December 13, 2019

“It is difficult to lead the charge if you think you look silly on top of a horse.” I am often asked to describe the most important… Read more →

Goal Setting is Not the First Step

December 11, 2019

Miriam crept into the conference so as not to disturb the rest of the meeting. Everyone was working hard on their business plan for 2020. “I’m… Read more →

How to Define Decision Making in a Role

December 9, 2019

In a role, until we identify the specific decisions to be made and specific problems to be solved, the hiring manager will never hire the right… Read more →

Four Power Questions Before the Interview

December 4, 2019

It’s all about the work. Most managers make hiring mistakes because they didn’t know what they were looking for in the first place.… Read more →

Coaching

Executive Peer Groups

CEO and KEY Executive peer groups meet monthly, expert resource speakers, executive sessions, 1-1 confidential coaching.

Working Leadership

Online and classroom programs in managerial leadership practices. Focus on delegation, decision making, communication, team building, planning.

Executive Coaching

1-1 confidential coaching sessions for CEOs and KEY managers. Scenario planning, organizational design, system integration, decision making.