Lost in Translation: Cross-Generational Communications That Work

Good talent is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to grow. Talent is what makes or breaks an organization. People can innovate, achieve, overcome, and unite. People can also divide, isolate, and sabotage an organization- and do so with the best intentions. Building a successful organization is reliant

Extraordinary results delivered by extraordinary consultants: Parrish Partners

A business can only continue to travel on the path to success when its people are growing, operational processes encourage direct dialogue, and leadership forges competitive strategies. Leaders worldwide concur that developing the next generation of leaders is a pressing challenge. Product innovation and competitive positioning further round out three

Creating a psychologically safe workplace

Creating a psychologically safe workplace requires emotionally intelligent leaders who can model specific behaviors. Psychological safety, an interpersonal concept, pioneered in the 1960s, then largely abandoned until the late 1990s, gained enormous traction again around 2015, and refers to an environment or relationship in which members aren’t afraid to speak up,

How to Gain the strategic Advantage through Diversity?

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Strategic Alignment Podcast is happy to have our very own Chief Operating Officer sit down with Dr. Jeanette Winters to discuss an issue that is so germane to the struggle of women within the field of business: diversity. Dr. Jeanette Winters is a

Change Leadership vs. Change Management

At Parrish Partners, we define leadership as creating change and management as producing order.  Large change initiatives require both change leadership and change management.  Here’s how to incorporate both. 2020 tested the entire world as the pandemic wreaked havoc in public health, travel, businesses – large and small, disrupted education

Virtual Strategic Planning: Looking Forward to “Next”

In two four-hour sessions, leadership teams dive into the trifecta of business success:  people, product, and competitive positioning. In today’s rapidly evolving international market, coupled with the profound impact of the pandemic organizations are finding they must assess, re-assess, reflect, and plan immediate actions for decisive and proactive positioning.  Strategic planning has moved

Integrating Information Systems & Strategic Planning

The overall mission and foundation of business today, as it was yesterday and undoubtedly will be tomorrow, is to maximize customer service. Giving the customer what it wants, when it wants it and how it should be, nothing different yet a remaining challenge. With the expanded use of technology, there

Service Skills – There is Nothing Soft About Service Skills

Clients ask about what we offer for “soft skill” training. We love detailing our work in this area as it is foundational to the Parrish Partners’ view on individual and team development. Our bottom line is this: we don’t see anything soft about service and interpersonal skills. A commonly utilized

Look for Changes in Behavior

Kim needed to solve a difficult problem for her customer, and she knew she couldn’t do it alone. But every time she turned to her co-workers for help, she heard things like, “It’s is not my issue” or “I’m not responsible for this.” Kim felt overwhelmed, helpless, and alone. Her

Countdown to Belonging

SynopsisSome of the most well-intentioned executive leaders, in some cases, even Chief Diversity Officers, seem to think that the countdown to Belonging happens shortly after the decision to undertake a Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging (DIEB) initiative. First, DIEB is not an initiative. It is a journey. Second, it is