Archive 2013

Our Last Post of the Year!

on Dec 23, 2013 in Archive 2013, Random Tidbits | 0 comments

Per our intro post on Illuminations this month, we were going to talk about some of our challenges and successes as a service provider to the government during the shutdown and sequestration, but rather than dwelling on the challenges of the year, we decided to look forward to re-energizing during how to spend the holiday break instead!  We all talked about what...

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Spreading the Word About Mentoring in 2013

on Dec 17, 2013 in Archive 2013, Mentoring | 0 comments

Throughout the month, we are reflecting back on 2013 - its accomplishments, successes, and yes -- even challenges! One topic on the top of our research and client delivery lists this year was Mentoring Programs. Just to recap a previous blog post about Mentoring Programs (and why we are so interested in helping organizations design, implement, and/or manage them):...

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Reflecting on 2013

on Dec 5, 2013 in Archive 2013, Random Tidbits | 0 comments

This month on Illuminations, as we reach the end of 2013, we want to look back and reflect on this year in Lumin.  It has been a wonderful year.  We have been very fortunate and we are looking forward to an even better 2014. We came together in March of this year to really pursue this opportunity of a woman-owned business.  We “Luminaries” have worked together for...

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Lumin’s Approach to Team Building

on Nov 27, 2013 in Archive 2013, Team Development | 0 comments

As discussed earlier this month, we believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to team-building. Instead, we use a standard system to ensure that we are thorough and systematic. The following are the usual steps in our team-building process: Involve key stakeholders and people with knowledge of the team (e.g., supervisors, organization leaders,...

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The Development Needs of Your Team

on Nov 20, 2013 in Archive 2013, Team Development | 0 comments

This month in Illuminations we've been talking about team development - models, approaches, and things to consider when actively engaging in building a team. Curious to see where you should be spending your energy? Complete our free, no obligation, team needs assessment and we'll send you your results! Click here:...

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Considering the Context in Team Building

on Nov 13, 2013 in Archive 2013, Team Development | 0 comments

Many consultants and organizational consulting firms offer a signature team-building approach. While there are many high-quality models out there that are backed by solid research and based on best-practices methodology, many fail to take into account the context in which the team operates, the type of team, and/or the dynamics that are specific to that team,...

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