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How to Drive Change, Even as an Entry-level Employee

Three ways anyone can influence their organization regardless of job title.

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Networking: Building Bridges Before You Need Them

Are you frustrated by some of your recent networking attempts? Take a second to check in on your mindset. Networking is about building relationships that add value over time.

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Meet the Team: Tommy and Bruno!

We're thrilled to have two virtual interns with us for the summer. Get to know a little more about these two outstanding people.

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How to Create Conversation from a Cold LinkedIn Connection Request

There has never been a better time to make new connections on LinkedIn. People are opening and expanding their communities, and learning opportunities abound. Here are three quick tips for starting informative conversations with cold outreach.

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Distance Learning: What we can learn from each other while working apart

Does working in self-isolation leave you feeling at loose ends? The GXG team shares some thoughts on how to spend extra time.

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An Opportunity for a Reset?

The changes in our work lives due to COVID-19 allow, or even require, us to make some choices. What changes will you choose to make?

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How to Build Accountability into Your Strategy

Building in accountability is key to making sure that great ideas lead to action.

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DriveThru HR: Going from Stuck to Unstuck

Craig Lemasters discusses the elements of the macro business landscape cause organizations to get stuck, how to recognize it, and what to do about it in this podcast episode.

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Tell Your Story: Family Business Legacy in Times of Change

A simple exercise for companies undergoing a transformation. Define the key messages, and free your leadership to make the necessary choices to support growth and the legacy of your family business.

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Bridging the Skills Transfer Gap

Two ways to help leaders put learning into context.

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Six AI Trends to Watch in 2020

AI applications are increasing by the second, and we are expecting to see big changes within the next year.

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Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas

How a GXG Advisory Board helped a client create a competitive advantage through digital transformation in a traditionally lagging industry

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Focus on the Positive: How Your Mindset Can Improve Your Work

Seventy-five percent of job successes are predicted by positivity and support. Here's how to bring more positivity to work this year.

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CES 2020 Trends

A quick take on what stood out, what needs more time, and what's just hype from the Consumer Electronics Show.

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Set OKRs Not New Year's Resolutions

Take time to consider your business goals for the new year. What should you stop doing? How are you going to stay accountable? Here's some tips on using OKRs instead of new year's resolutions for your business.

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12 Days of Advisory Boards

A GXG carol about what it takes to run our advisory board meetings! No promises that it's singable.

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Meet the Team: Megan!

Megan is our Chief Operating Officer. She created our processes for hiring, OKRs, marketing, and more!

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Innovation Management: A One-to-One Case Study

One-to-One | Financial Services | Innovation Lab Leader

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Meet the Team: Steven!

Steven is our newest team member at GXG, and a Client Management Associate.

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Unstuck the book, coming soon!

Craig has been working on a book this year, due out in early 2020, that uses his personal story as first client turned GXG CEO to teach the reader why stuck happens, and what to do about it.

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The Power of Asking Questions

Questioning unlocks key learnings through conversation. Read on for examples of how asking questions boosts peer-to-peer learning for executives.

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A Year in Advisory Boards: Common Challenges in 2019

In 2019, GXG Advisory Board clients did outstanding work across a variety of industries and growth challenges. We always find they have some remarkable things in common.

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Meet the Team: David!

David is a Client Management Associate at GXG

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Meet the Team: Charles!

Charles is our Chief Client Officer

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Meet the Team: Laura!

Laura is our Chief of Staff

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The Wisdom Equation

How a simple formula can help you rethink what it means to be wise

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5 Things Haunting Your Strategy Meetings

Some meetings can make it feel like Halloween year round. Here's five things to look out for and how to banish them for more productive strategy sessions.

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Why Core Values are the Key to Change

Core values should be a concise expression of the principles that already underly your business. That way, as your organization grows and your leaders have to make more choices, those choices become easier when they align with the internal and expressed values of your working community.

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Two Tips to Improve Workplace Learning and Development

According to a new report on workplace learning and development, learners want more individualized and experiential programs

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Meet the Team: Ted!

Ted is our CMO at GXG, and has more than two decades of success in executive sales and marketing positions.

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Stuck to Unstuck: A CPG Case Study

This infographic illustrates how a GXG Advisory Board helped a consumer packaged goods company unlock the value of a new acquisition, plus chart a roadmap toward further growth.

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Meet the Team: Emma!

Emma is our Director of Content. She oversees and creates content for sales, client fulfillment, and marketing. She is also a licensed attorney.

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Humility: The Most Important Trait of Successful Leaders

Enthusiasm. Integrity. Communication. Loyalty. Decisiveness. Competence. Empowerment. Charisma. Forbes recently listed these 8 traits as the most essential leadership qualities – however, we would argue that they left one off.

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A History of "Stuck"

Getting stuck is not a new phenomenon - leaders have been getting stuck since the beginning of time. So, what is it that differentiates the companies who get unstuck from those who stay stuck? 

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4 Tips for Making a Valuable Connection

How to go beyond networking to learn from others.

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Meet the Team: Craig!

Craig is our CEO at GXG, and the former CEO of a $5B Fortune 500 subsidiary. Craig has more than two decades of success in executive leadership positions.

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Anatomy of an Expert

Part of the power of a GXG engagement is that we draw up and then seek out people with the exact knowledge and experience our clients need.

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Ask the Expert: RPA

We get to meet and talk to some incredible people through our work here at GXG, and we're always looking for ways to share their insight with a broader audience. Which brings us to our first Ask the Expert column! We sat down with Rajan Gupta to dive deeper into the business opportunities in Robotic Process Automation. 

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How to Use Mind Mapping in Business

Ecosystems are a style of mind map which we use to display our clients’ knowledge gaps. They’re a tangible thing we can gather around and confirm that we’re aligned to the same learning goals and priorities.

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Today's Most Common Sticking Points

Digital Transformation, RPA, Cloud Migration, IoT. These are just four of the hot topics we’ve heard buzzing around innovative companies this year. This week, we drill down into some of the top technology implementations giving companies trouble and what challenge areas to watch out for.

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SE Tech Podcast with Craig Lemasters

The SE Tech Podcast, hosted by MMM Law, speaks with Craig Lemasters of GXG, which helps executives get “unstuck” from major growth challenges and accelerate change within their organization.

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Change is Hard

At GXG, we believe the further companies look to move beyond their core capabilities, the more likely they are to get stuck. Check out this post to see why change can be so difficult and what alternatives are available to help!

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How to Avoid Death By Powerpoint

At GXG, we have a long-standing opposition to PowerPoint. We don’t disagree that PowerPoint can be a fantastic aid to a presentation. However, more often than not, the PowerPoint becomes the presentation itself. That’s when we have a problem.

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Meet the Team - Sarah!

Get to know the people at GXG

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Feed Your Brain with Our Summer Reading List

While we eagerly wait for our first book - Unstuck - to come out this fall, the GXG team brainstormed a list of our favorite business (and non-business) reads for some inspiration! Check out this post for our top picks.

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Inside the Personal Data Economy Part Three: The Pros and Cons of the GDPR

Data Protector or Innovation Blocker?

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3 Symptoms of Being Stuck & How to Cure Them

How do you know when you are, in fact, stuck? This is one of the most common questions we hear from leaders. To help answer this question, we’ve summarized the three most common symptoms of being stuck – and the best ways to cure them.

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Inside the Personal Data Economy Part Two: What's in it for Us?

A quick summary of data protection regulations

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Inside the Personal Data Economy Part One: Is Privacy a Myth?

Our summer intern, Sarah Duggan, has written a three-part series on the personal data economy based on her research and some of our learnings here at GXG.

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Training Through Rapid-Cycle Learning

Craig guests on The Dan Thomas Experience podcast

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5 Reasons to Invest in Individual Learning for Senior Leaders

Based on our research and body of work, here are five reasons companies should be funding learning at the top of the organization.

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Frequently Asked Question: So You're Consultants?

How information flows through a GXG engagement vs. traditional consulting.

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Yes, You Should Use LinkedIn: 4 Ways to Engage Better

Emma offers her thoughts on how LinkedIn could be used to create a better business community.

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The Four Zones of Business Growth Illustrated

CEO Craig Lemasters shares the four growth zones businesses move through and how he uses drawings to communicate complex ideas, simply!

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Start Small: Two common barriers to digital transformation and what to do about them

We’ve read plenty of 2019 prediction articles saying digital transformation should be phased out as a term – that it’s no longer relevant to the conversation. That may feel true for the fast-movers and early adopters, but here at GXG we’re not ready to banish “digital” from our vocabulary just yet.

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How To Get Unstuck

Our CEO, Craig Lemasters, recently had the opportunity to speak at a healthcare conference in Atlanta. His session, Unstuck: Overcoming Healthcare Industry Challenges, included an overview of our Rapid-Cycle Learning methodology, in addition to a panel discussion to deep dive one of healthcare's toughest challenges - data.

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When Your Leadership Team Is Running In Circles

Nowadays, as CEO tenure gets shorter and shorter, most leaders can’t ever afford to start thinking in terms of words like okay, good, or hunky-dory, let alone great. The pace of technological change and the real threat of disruption fuel a relentless pursuit of growth, a need to demonstrate momentum to the board, to shareholders, and to the organization. But even seasoned CEOs with talented senior leadership teams get stuck from time to time, as the reliable ways of operating fail to deliver the returns they once did. So how do you recognize that your senior leadership team (SLT) is running in circles and what can you do about it?

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Bridging the Gap: RPA

How GXG helps clients act on everything they know or ought to know about RPA implementation

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Advisory Boards: Doing Things Differently in 2019

GXG is committed to helping companies make big changes in the new year.

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Rebel in the Making

Laura shares how a Hidden Brain podcast got her thinking about learning.

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Learning from Storytellers

Chief Marketing Officer, Ted Sullivan's entry in our Lifelong Learner series.

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The Dynamic Learning Effect

The second entry in our Lifelong Learners series

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How I Learned to Learn: 5 Core Skills for Lifelong Learning

Director of Research, Emma Banze, writes about key learning skills she developed at a non-traditional elementary school.

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What We're Reading >> How Do Atlanta's Executives Stack Up When It Comes to Digital M&A?

Being headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are alway curious to see what's top of mind for local executives. GXG believes digital is a key lever for organizations as they look to drive enterprise transformation - check out our key takeaways from Accenture's recent survey of executives about their digital M&A activity.

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Learning in the deep-end: my first tech conference

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco. This conference was themed “Put AI to Work,” and designed to deliver practical, technical advice and training for organizations in this early stage of AI implementation. As I reflect back on the experience, I've highlighted several of the key themes discussed.

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