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Battling the Great Resignation with the Great Game

Date: August 18, 2022

Where: Virtual (online)

Since early last year, the Great Resignation has been widely debated and reported, but analysis and tactics for battling its ill effects seem scant. Looking deeply at the reasons why people are leaving, poor bosses and sub-optimal work cultures rise to the top of the list. Note…we didn’t say toxic bosses or negative cultures. We said poor and sub-optimal.

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Catalyzer Contributes to Project Schoolhouse

Catalyzer is pleased to announce a contribution to Project Schoolhouse as part of their “Cien Amigos” (100 Friends) fundraising initiative.  Project Schoolhouse provides funding in Central America to build rain catchment systems, and latrines, and bring clean drinking water and safe environments where children can learn.

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‘Meat and Potatoes’ Leadership

What we continue to hear from potential client organizations confirms our frontline leader argument. Businesses are looking to provide their supervisory leadership with some “meat and potatoes” skills, and after delivering 151 frontline leadership-focused programs for over 4,250 individuals at this level, we believe we know what these skills are.

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The Great Game of Business Conference

Date:  August 18, 2022
Where:  Virtual (online)

Battling the Great Resignation with the Great Game

Since early last year, the Great Resignation has been widely debated and reported, but analysis and tactics for battling its ill effects seem scant. Looking deeply at the reasons why people are leaving, poor bosses and sub-optimal work cultures rise to the top of the list. Note…we didn’t say toxic bosses or negative cultures. We said poor and sub-optimal. That’s because today’s battle for talent is slanted heavily in the favor of candidates looking to find value at work and to work for people and organizations that maximize their value. In this deep-dive discussion, Catalyzer presents their analysis and directly maps Great Game thinking and approaches. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the Great Resignation’s realities, but with practical, tangible approaches their organizations might explore to mitigate its often dramatic effects.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Date:  September 2022 (TBD)
Where:  Lakewood, Colorado

Practical Succession Planning and Implementation

Succession planning is all too often centered around “what happens if the leader gets hit by a bus” and too narrowly focused on the most senior leaders in an organization. In fact, getting “hit by a bus” is replacement, not succession, and it’s the “single points of human failure” that are most likely to derail an organization in the event that individual unexpectedly left. After an eight-month endeavor with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Catalyzer will share implementation steps with Agency leaders for a plan that comprehensively considers talent and unique development tracks that, together, inform future succession and more effective performance management. The effort is a collaboration with the Agency’s senior leadership and involves Ellen Houlihan, Guy Hatch, and Stephen Ingalls from Catalyzer.

Leadership - Greater Huntsville

Date:  March 22, 2022
Where:  Huntsville, Alabama

Decision-Making

There are four hurdles that stand in the way of a leader making decisions. They include (1) lack of clarity around roles/responsibilities (is it my decision?), (2) incomplete or absent delegation (is it really my decision?), (3) individual indecisiveness, and (4) the culture surrounding what happens when poor decisions are made. This session explores these hurdles, outlining remedies for each. Stephen Ingalls, our President/CEO, leads this discussion for the Management Academy-12 cohort.

Catalyzer Contributes to Project Schoolhouse

Catalyzer Contributes to Project Schoolhouse

Catalyzer is pleased to announce a contribution to Project Schoolhouse as part of their “Cien Amigos” (100 Friends) fundraising initiative.  Project Schoolhouse provides funding in Central America to build rain catchment systems, and latrines, and bring clean drinking water and safe environments where children can learn.

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Catalyzer Delivers Great Game of Business Conference Content

Catalyzer Delivers Great Game of Business Conference Content

Catalyzer recently presented “Using the Great Game to Address The Great Resignation” as a virtual pre-conference workshop for the upcoming 30th Annual Great Game of Business (GGOB) Conference in Kansas City. The session was offered on August 17th, from 11AM – 1PM Central, and a recorded version, along with participant questions, is now available on the Great Game of Business website. During this well-attended workshop, Catalyzer linked contemporary challenges surrounding retention with the GGOB implementation methodology.

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Recent Hiring Our Heroes Fellows to Continue Working with Catalyzer

Recent Hiring Our Heroes Fellows to Continue Working with Catalyzer

Catalyzer is pleased to announce that our two recent Hiring Our Heroes (HoH) Fellows, U.S. Army Master Sergeant, Kirby Ingles, and Captain (promotable) Lenora Ridley will transition to follow-on roles. Lenora will support Catalyzer as a part-time project lead for select program- and business-related initiatives. Among these are work to further develop and implement an assessment framework around Catalyzer programs and the implementation of a Learning Management System that supports both internal and external program execution more fully.

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‘Meat and Potatoes’ Leadership

‘Meat and Potatoes’ Leadership

What we continue to hear from potential client organizations confirms our frontline leader argument. Businesses are looking to provide their supervisory leadership with some “meat and potatoes” skills, and after delivering 151 frontline leadership-focused programs for over 4,250 individuals at this level, we believe we know what these skills are.

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The Future of Work?  Please, Not Again

The Future of Work? Please, Not Again

I was working my way through Ohio in mid-March, visiting several community banks and vowing that I wasn’t going to fall prey to the hysteria surrounding COVID-19. Despite my best efforts, I quickly realized that I had little say in the matter. The world shut down sometime between my Monday, March 9, arrival in Ohio and that Friday afternoon’s departure. Immediately, how we were going about doing whatever it was we were doing changed, and some of what we were doing morphed in new directions. Overnight.

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