Denise Graziano is a strategic advisor and expert in organizational communication and change. She is a recognized authority, international speaker, best selling author and 3 decade advisor to the C-suite. Denise delivers insights across strategy, employee, customer and investor relationship issues. Over her 35 year career, 30 leading Graziano Associates, she has advised leaders of F100 to mid-market to Private Equity organizations. Throughout her career Denise has been studying what drives and motivates employees, customers and investors. Her experience has enabled her to accurately predict blind spots about team performance that can exponentially affect a company’s bottom line. She is regularly featured in the media and is best selling author of Talent is a Team Sport. She is CEO of Graziano Associates, a boutique consulting firm that solves today’s talent, management and communication challenges.
“For 35 years I’ve studied what motivates and drives employees, customers and investors because at the heart of that lie business results. In that time I have developed an ability to see around some corners and predict blinds spots with these key constituencies.”
5 Risky Imbalances that Keep Leaders from the Business Results they Expect
Often the simplest principles create conditions for success. Balance is one those principles.
Since the pandemic, you have had to constantly react to relentless disruptions: safety protocols, hybrid work, supply chain, energy, inflation, recession, talent shortages, rising wages, global economic and geopolitical uncertainty. Any combination of these external headwinds can throw companies off balance. Off-balance teams, leaders and organizations cannot move forward in a proactive way toward business goals. Constantly having to react, and regain ground is not healthy for growth nor transformation. Instead it disrupts and impedes progress. In short, constantly having to react to crises and regain ground is not healthy for transformation.
Here’s how to fix it: mitigate risks that you can control. Here are 5 key imbalances to focus on, and action steps leaders can take:
- Staffing for Effective Execution
- DEI Accountability and Diverse Thinking
- Hybrid Team Leadership
- Board and leader misalignment
- Customer listening and loyalty
Denise will use audience input to guide the focus of the top 1 obstacle to address in your session and provide most relevant takeaways.
Avoid mishires (and mis-fires) to hit more business goals.
Having enough of the right people in the right seats to execute on business goals is a constant struggle. What’s worse, mishires crush morale, waste time, money and have a ripple effect which makes it very difficult for leaders to lead effectively.
Bias, subjectivity and consistency contribute to a guessing game.
Learn the things leaders should be doing now outpace competitors with more right fit talent.
Having enough of the right people in the right seats to execute on business goals is a constant struggle. What’s worse, mishires crush morale, waste time and money, and have a ripple effect, which makes it very difficult for leaders to lead effectively. Bias, subjectivity and inconsistency can contribute to a guessing game when making hiring decisions. Learn the things leaders should be doing now to find more “right-fit” talent and, in turn, outpace competitors.
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