INTERMISSION BLOG

Improve Your Teamwork with “Keep/Stop/Start”

As you’re wrapping up and reflecting on 2018, you’re probably gearing up for performance reviews and planning team meetings to get aligned and hit...

Changing Organizational Culture on a Large Scale

70% of change programs fail to achieve their goals, largely due to employee resistance and lack of management support. In today’s world of Silicon...

Strength-Based Leadership: A Better Approach to Productivity

The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths in ways that make a system’s weaknesses irrelevant. - Peter Drucker The most effective...

Don't Be Afraid to Let Your Leaders Fall

Ponder this for a minute: if your CEO was hit by a truck tomorrow, how would your organization deal with it?

Ignoring Soft Skills Training Could Be Costing Your Business Millions

As human beings we are different. We are nuanced. We have empathy. We have sympathy. We are creative. We have thought. We innovate. So, this time...

2018 HCI Learning and Leadership Development Conference:  Recap of the Challenges (and Opportunities) for Learning Professionals

This year, I was fortunate to attend HCI’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference, where Ariel presented a panel on true influence. If you...

How to Create a Culture of Diversity

We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the...

Write Like a Leader Part 2: Mastering Direct Sincerity

The only way around is through. -Robert Frost At Ariel, many of our clients approach us in the midst of major organizational change. Their companies...

4 Ways to Overcome Cross-Cultural Barriers at Work

In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships. - Kathy Ireland Business is all about building relationships. Nowadays, thanks to the...

Tips for Writing in the Tech Industry

You speak tech. All day, you and your colleagues chatter in tech among yourselves in a language that sounds as impenetrable as Navajo to the rest of...

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