B STATE BLOG
Companies of all sizes benefit from what successful start-ups already know. Cross-functional teams can be a goldmine of innovative ideas and productive collaboration. Suppose you can minimize the dysfunction of
By Mark Samuel – What is a business team? A business team is any team that works together for a common goal, typically for a business organization or company. Business
What is Adrenaline Addiction? Adrenaline is a central component of an animal’s flight or fight response that kicks in when danger is sensed. Adrenaline causes one’s heart rate and blood
Offensive Vs. Defensive are terms that we’re familiar with when talking about football, video games, or other sports. However, these strategies are also applicable to the workplace–but not in the
6 Behaviors That Help Develop Personal Accountability One of the leading concerns among senior executives is accountability from managers, leaders, and employees. Blame doesn’t solve problems and only creates a negative culture
By Mark Samuel – Did you know that departmental silos are the biggest obstacle to high performance, increased profitability, value-driven culture, and overall success? In my consulting practice, I’ve seen that bringing functional leaders
By Mark Samuel – Creating virtual trainings, and especially translating in-person trainings to virtual trainings takes skill and an understanding of the inherent differences between sitting in a room with
By Mark Samuel – The viral pandemic of 2020 has become the Great Game Changer, not only for the decade, but most likely for the century. There has been so
By Mark Samuel – Leaders often talk about making breakthrough changes within their organizations with the intention to transform business results or significantly pivot performance. They can make the case,
By Mark Samuel – I felt like I was banging my head against a wall the last two years. We’ve implemented team building programs, Agile processes, and competency-based training, but
By Mark Samuel – So far we’ve explored two of the most common traps that even seasoned content designers and facilitators can make when they turn to offering virtual events:
By Mark Samuel – In Part 1, we shared one of the most common mistakes made by seasoned content creators and trainers—to underestimate the differences between live and virtual events.
By Mark Samuel – Those of us who are experienced in delivering in-person training workshops with a high degree of success are finding the move to a virtual learning environment
By Mark Samuel – Louis Carter, Founder and CEO of the Best Practice Institute published a business book roundup of 33 of the best leadership books. And as the article
By Mark Samuel and Sarah Samuel – The recent pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in every area of our lives as our finances, personal health, and immediate futures
by Mark Samuel So you’ve created your Picture of Success – a new vision that’ll take your company to new heights. You’re excited and you can’t wait to get started
by Mark Samuel In a recent meeting of global company executives, I was asked about the difference between traditional change management and a B STATE approach for getting breakthrough results.
by Mark Samuel When your team just isn’t stepping up to produce the results you desperately need, months can be wasted in assessment to determine the cause and how to
By Mark Samuel & Stacia Topping – Agile has proven to be such a valuable process and tool for technology companies that organizations in other industries have adopted it with success,
By Mark Samuel – In the field of organizational consulting, there are certain principles about achieving high performance that are considered common knowledge. I received my master’s degree in organizational development,
By Mark Samuel – If you want to transform your business, you must be willing to risk the unknown. The year 2020 was filled with unexpected and unprecedented challenges that most
By Mark Samuel – We’ve all experienced team relationship breakdowns, especially at work in our teams and organizations. We try to address those team relationship breakdowns by implementing teamwork and trust-building
By Mark Samuel – The word “priority” can often be a point of confusion for leaders and employees at all levels within an organization. Some of the common comments I hear
By Mark Samuel – It’s been less than a month since many local governments loosened restrictions, and some companies are already making significant mistakes in how they are approaching reentry. The
By Mark Samuel – This is part 4 in a 4-part series to help organizations navigate re-entry after the initial impact of COVID-19. If you’re just joining the conversation, don’t miss
By Mark Samuel – This is part 2 in a 4-part series to help organizations navigate re-entry after the initial impact of COVID-19. If you’re just joining the conversation, don’t miss
By Mark Samuel – This is part 1 in a 4-part series to help organizations navigate re-entry after the initial impact of COVID-19. A Roadmap for Re-Entry Organizations everywhere are eagerly
By Mark Samuel and Sarah Samuel – The conversation around goals is a familiar one to all of us. You can read up endlessly on tips and tricks for creating realistic
By Mark Samuel and Nate Johnson What do Blockbuster, the San Francisco 49ers, and me in the 9th grade have in common? We all played not to lose; we played safe.
By Mark Samuel and David Rodgers The first month of the new year is in the bag. It’s an exciting time with new goals, new challenges, and a fresh start. The
No one wants to be micromanaged, or be a micromanager—but managers are held accountable for completion of work, and if the work isn’t being done, micromanaging becomes the default management style.