Virtual Training

Watch this video on YouTube Gone are the days requiring you to be face-to-face in order to lead and train effectively. Virtual training is beginning to be the norm in organizations across the globe, but not all virtual training is equal when it comes to impact and effectiveness. It takes the right training facilitator to…

Coaches Highlight: Gale Thompson

At Droste Group, we recognize that it is vitally important for you to select a coach you connect with to get the most out of your engagement. That is why we have strategically assembled a diverse team of leadership coaches. As part of a regular blog series that we call “Coaches Highlight,” we will introduce…

Making Stress Work for You

Every day, we are inundated with ideas on how to reframe our perspectives around different issues. A new diet to help reframe our relationship with food, a digital course on how to change the way we manage finances, a self-help book on how to better understand where your spouse is coming from during an argument.…

Not Your Childhood Assessment

For many of us, they started at a young age. Perhaps as early as five or six when a kind, but somewhat intimidating adult asked us to count to 20 and recite our ABC’s before signing off on our entrance into first grade. Later on, our correct and incorrect responses governed which math class we…

Coaching the Whole Leader

Imagine this. Crowded cocktail party. A couple spots you from across the room. The gentleman (your client) whispers to his partner who then turns and nearly knocks over a waiter and his tray of bubbling champagne flutes as she determinedly rushes towards you. “I want to thank you,” she says, grabbing your hand, pulling you…

If You Aren’t Stretching, You Aren’t Learning

“Stability is a shut off switch for your brain.” This is the central idea of Inc.’s article, “Science Has Just Confirmed That If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You’re Not Learning” written by Jessica Stillman. Her statement is backed by research from Yale University that says brain regions associated with learning basically shut down when we are…

Failing with Style

The playwright Samuel Beckett once said, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” If we didn’t give ourselves permission to fail, then we’d never learn what we needed to learn in order to eventually succeed. In order for people to fail better, we need leaders and managers who can appreciate how people fail.…

Can Great Relationships Support Happiness?

It’s not exactly a revolutionary idea that positive, healthy relationships are essential to a happy life. We are all, on some level, aware of this. However, as human beings we often unintentionally prioritize life’s everyday demands over these relationships. But what impact does this have on our health and happiness? In his TED Talk, Dr. Robert…