Posts by Evans Kerrigan

Driving Engagement in State Government

We have all heard of the importance of Employee Engagement in our organizations. Integris has had the opportunity to work with a wonderful client who does not just understand this imperative, but has been able to positively change the level of engagement in their organization in a major way over the last couple of years.…

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A Veteran, A Hero, A Philanthropist

On the day that we celebrate our Veterans, I reflect on the people who have served this country; putting aside their own needs and safety for a larger purpose. I grew up learning about service from my father, who served in the Marines during the Korean War. I didn’t learn the stories of sacrifice and…

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Don’t Wait to Be a Leader

I have the wonderful opportunity to work with leaders of all stripes and shapes. It is a joy to work with established leaders late in their career who are thinking about the legacy they are leaving within their organizations. It is also a great joy to work with people that are just finding out they…

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The Power of Clarity

When I work with clients on managing changes to their processes and cultures, I more often than not run into some of the same issues over and over again. One of those is issues has to do with the lack of clarity they create around roles. Even when people are aligned around a goal or…

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The Necessity of Gratitude as a Leader

The power of gratitude is evident in all aspects of our lives. Maintaining a positive perspective on the things that happen around us goes a long way to being able to manage them and move forward. It can be easy to let the challenges that come up wear us down. Sometimes life can feel unbearable…

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Lessons from History: George Washington – The Leader We Needed

In this installment of the Learning from History series, I studied George Washington. George Washington, widely thought of as the “Father of our Country”, was an accomplished leader who helped our fledgling republic earn its independence. He helped launch America through his actions. I found, as with most great leaders, that The Five Practices of…

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Learning from History: Florence Nightingale

In this next installment of the Learning Leadership from History series, I cover Florence Nightingale. I became interested in seeing how certain leadership practices came to light throughout history.  As the very proud son of a nurse, I wanted to look at how Florence Nightingale created such change in the nursing profession. I found, as…

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Learning from History: Harriet Tubman and Leadership

Leaders show their strength when the challenges are large and the dreams are big In The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner share 30+ years of research and stories about leaders at their personal best. In the best-selling book, the authors outline 30 behaviors and Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Model the Way Inspire…

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How Can I Keep the Everything DiSC® Learning Experience Alive?

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MyEverythingDiSC.com puts everything all in one place! MyEverythingDiSC.com is one of the most powerful resources you can have in your toolkit to help learners get the most out of their Everything DiSC Workplace® assessment experience. This mobile-friendly, interactive learning center helps build community among all of your DiSC® users and keeps learning alive beyond the…

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What’s the evidence that Everything DiSC Workplace® really works?

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40 years of research and proven results With an uncompromising focus on empirical research, each Everything DiSC® assessment has passed—actually, surpassed—the strictest testing standards to ensure its validity, reliability, usability, and effectiveness. The application-specific Everything DiSC Workplace model, for example, is grounded in over 40 years of DiSC® research and knowledge and using the latest advancements…

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Is this a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Dojo or a Leadership Academy?

We have the pleasure of having a wonderful Jiu-Jitsu school in our community and there are many lessons there that are valuable for everyone. McHugh’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, led by Professor Pete McHugh, is a rapidly growing community of excited, happy people who are learning and developing their skills in this art. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a…

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