Thought Leadership

Our team shares their experience and knowledge through webinars, podcasts, articles, and more.

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As experts in our field, we publish various articles and whitepapers and host webinars on building effective workplace cultures and leadership structures. If you would like more information on these topics, please get in touch with us.

Webinar: 5 Essential Strategies for Building an Ownership Culture

This presentation with Linshuang Lu and Alisa Moore, ESOP Trustee, Northern California Water Group Director. was a part of the National Center for Employee Ownership’s Virtual Fall Forum conference in September, 2021.

Topic: 
Ownership Culture
Author(s):
Linshuang Lu, MSOD
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ESOP Communications Committees: An Overview (excerpt )

This is an excerpt from a chapter written by Alex Moss, Linshuang Lu and Ginny Vanderslice and is reprinted from the National Center for Employee Ownership's ESOP Communication Committee Guide, 4th ed.

Topic: 
ESOP Communications
Author(s):
Alexander Moss, MPPM
Linshuang Lu, MSOD
Ginny Vanderslice, PhD
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Looking Back. What Have We Learned?

This article written by Ginny Vanderslice was published in the ESOP Association’s ESOP Report, August 2021.Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief for, we hope, successfully navigating the pandemic and in many cases coming out of it stronger than before.

Topic: 
COVID-19 Resources
Author(s):
Ginny Vanderslice, PhD
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Webinar: Diversifying Your Company through Leadership Development and Succession Planning

This presentation by Ginny Vanderslice and Bob Dill was part of the National Center for Employee Ownership's Virtual Fall Forum conference in September, 2021.

Topic: 
Leadership Development & Succession Planning
Author(s):
Ginny Vanderslice, PhD
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Webinar: The Good, The Bad and the Difficult

This presentation with Nelson Parrish, Karen Ellis of Superior Farms, and Daniel Goldstein of Folience, was a part of the National Center for Employee Ownership's Virtual Fall Forum conference in September, 2021.

Topic: 
Employee Ownership Committees
Author(s):
Nelson Parrish II, MA
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Webinar: Integrating Ownership and Development Across the Employment Lifecycle

This presentation by Jon Sweigart and Sasha Sulkosky, Brinkman, was part of the National Center for Employee Ownership's Virtual Fall Forum conference in September, 2021.

Topic: 
Ownership Culture
Author(s):
Jon Sweigart, MSS
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How to Get Started on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work

Trying to figure out how to get started or keep the momentum going? Nelson shares some guiding principles in this short piece with thoughts on things like defining your common goals, forming a small committed group, and integrating your plan into your larger company goals.

Topic: 
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Author(s):
Nelson Parrish II, MA
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Webinar: Using Research to Build an Ownership Culture

On May 11, 2021, Ginny Vanderslice and Linshuang Lu hosted a webinar Using Research to Build an Ownership Culture for the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).

Topic: 
Ownership Culture
Author(s):
Ginny Vanderslice, PhD
Linshuang Lu, MSOD
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Podcast: Understanding and Excelling with ESOPS in AEC

Alex Moss was interviewed by Peter C. Atherton, P.E. for the AEC Leadership Today podcast. Listen to Understanding and Excelling with ESOPs in AEC to learn why A&E firms should consider ESOPs.

Topic: 
Ownership Culture
Author(s):
Alexander Moss, MPPM
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ESOP Committees: An Overview

Being employee-owned presents a compelling opportunity for companies to tap into the psychological power of ownership and create an environment where employees feel, think, and act like owners.

Topic: 
Employee Ownership Committees
Author(s):
Alexander Moss, MPPM
Ginny Vanderslice, PhD
Linshuang Lu, MSOD
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Strategic Thinking Framework Options

The pandemic upended many plans and raised future unpredictability for nearly all of us. It also opened the door for unexpected innovation and creativity.

Topic: 
Strategic Planning
Author(s):
Linshuang Lu, MSOD
Nancie Zane, PhD
Molly Mead, EdD
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Book Review: Leadership Development BS

First, Pfeffer makes some important points in this about which we would agree. He makes a case, early in the book, that if all you are doing is teaching people "leadership" concepts such as "tell the truth," "be authentic," etc. and even skills then the leadership training won't be successful.

Topic: 
Leadership Development & Succession Planning
Author(s):
Ginny Vanderslice, PhD
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