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Practical Succession Planning and Implementation

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

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.

Catalyzer Hosts a University of Texas-Auston Intern for the Second Consecutive Year

Catalyzer continues its connection to the next generation of business leaders through summer internship opportunity. Garrett McGuire, a Plan II Honors Student (double major) at the University of Texas-Austin, will join  Catalyzer for eight weeks beginning May 9. His focus will be on exploring next-generation business metrics, among other projects.

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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...

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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:  April 19, 2022
Where:  Huntsville, Alabama

Change Leadership

As Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said not too long ago, “the pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again.” That change is accelerating is irrefutable. How we respond and deal with it effectively is the real question. This discussion explores examples from the group regarding change in their organizations, introduces multiple well-known models for leading/managing change (Dannemiller, Kotter, and Lewin), and then explores each individual’s readiness for change and how that readiness might be enhanced. Stephen Ingalls, our President/CEO, leads this discussion for the Management Academy-12 cohort.

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 and Leadership Greater Huntsville Partner to Develop Junior Leaders

Catalyzer and Leadership Greater Huntsville Partner to Develop Junior Leaders

Lansing, Kansas – March 21, 2022: Catalyzer continues its partnership with Leadership Greater Huntsville (LGH) in Huntsville, Alabama. On March 22 of this year, Stephen Ingalls, Catalyzer President, and CEO will support LGH’s current Management Academy cohort, delivering content related to decision-making in the contemporary business environment to diverse business leaders throughout the Huntsville area. Leadership Greater Huntsville’s mission is to identify, educate, inspire and connect leaders to serve the communities of Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County, and the surrounding regions of Alabama to enhance the future growth and prosperity of the region.

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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…

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The Future of Work?  Please, Not Again

VUCA? I’ll Take Two in a Size Small

WE ARE ALWAYS SOMEWHAT AMUSED by the business periodicals and the themes for their writings. This year has been about our “unprecedented times,” “the new normal” and “the future of work.” I guess if that’s what you’re thinking about, it’s worth writing about. Amid all...

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