Every business professional needs to know how to communicate the essence of who they are and what they do – in a succinct and memorable way (whether or not there’s an elevator in sight)! Take 5 minutes today and learn how to tune up your elevator pitch for the fall networking season. Click here.
Did you know that in the world of karate, there is a better chance of breaking a board with the strike of your hand if you aim for a spot about 6″ behind the board? There is a lesson to be learned here. Aiming beyond the target can be beneficial when planning for the future. Read this article from Chief Executive magazine to learn more.
Two of the more subtle characteristics of high potential leaders are their belief in themselves and their candor regarding the failures they have experienced. Read this thought-provoking article from Chief Executive magazine to learn more.
Last week, members of the Croixstone Consulting crew attended an educational seminar hosted by HopeWay Foundation, a Charlotte-based 501(c)(3) that supports mental health wellness. The guest speaker was Dan Harris, ABC News anchor and author of 10% Happier and Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.
Dan Harris has become a huge advocate of mental health wellness, and meditation, following his personal experience with a nationally televised panic attack.
Meditation has become fully mainstream, and companies like Google, Nike, and Apple are proponents of mindfulness training. Learn more here.
Read the September 2018 issue of CONSULTING magazine to keep informed of trends in the industry and for ongoing professional development. The Croixstone team recommends that you be certain to read the articles entitled “Workforce Consultants Tackle Future Phobia” and “Mastering the Art of Organizational Change.”
Our friends at Wily—a design agency based at Camp North End in Charlotte—are running a Design Sprint Bootcamp on September 11-12. Jake Knapp—creator of Design Sprints and author of NYT bestseller “Sprint“—will lead Day 1 of the two day training. Jake perfected Design Sprints while at GV/Google Ventures helping companies like AirBnB, Slack, Nest, Flatiron Health, and 23andMe solve big challenges. Jeff Grant will be leading Day 2 to cover prototyping and testing. Jeff innovates the retail security experience as head of product and innovation at InVue, has created satellite hardware for NASA, and was former co-founder and director of IDEO’s toy business line where he helped invent new products. Jake and Jeff will walk you step-by-step through the training and will be spilling all of their design and prototyping secrets.
We’ve all heard the expression “death by PowerPoint”.
We’ve all experienced the pain of sitting through yet another bullet-intensive presentation.
It’s time to rethink the business presentation.
It’s time to build your next presentation around the concept of “visual storytelling”.
Congratulations to Croixstone Consulting’s Chief Experience Officer, Patti Weber, who this week successfully completed the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte’s “Management Development Program“.
The Management Development Program, a “mini MBA” style course taught at Queens University, is a favorite with Charlotte-based corporations and is taught entirely by Harvard Business School alumni to program participants. The course offers rising executives the chance to study business one night a week for 13 weeks with a roster of some of the most prominent CEO’s, Presidents and Managing Partners in the Charlotte region.
In addition to participation by Croixstone Consulting, this year’s Harvard program included leaders from companies including: Bank of North Carolina, SYNOPTICS Northrup Grumman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Carolinas Medical Center, Schaeffler Group, ScentAir Technologies, Continental Tire, Snyder’s-Lance, Duke Energy, Carolina Cat, EnPro Industries, Skookum, National Gypsum Company, Ridgemont Equity Partners, Coats North America and more.
Patti completed the Harvard program to supplement her more than 20 years experience in helping global Fortune 500 companies and top-ranked public education schools implement forward-thinking and “game-changing” initiatives. Her background includes diverse business experience in the technology consulting (Accenture) and workforce solutions (Kelly Services) industries.
As an active community leader, Patti is a Partner with Social Venture Partners Charlotte and serves on the group’s Education Committee. Additionally, she serves as a volunteer Math Tutor at Charlotte’s Sedgefield Elementary School with Heart Math Tutoring and as PurpleStride Charlotte Teams Ambassador with the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.