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Navigating Workplace Transformation: Strategies for Supporting Employees

When COVID first began and organizations shifted to telework, many employees and leaders likely assumed this would be temporary. Now, well over a year after COVID began, conversations regarding return to work have started. Despite these plans, we’re likely to see some continuation of remote work. In uncertain times, the focus of leadership should be…

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Using Agile to Lead Artificial Intelligence Change

We are at the dawn of a new era in digital transformation – also called the 4th industrial revolution. McKinsey Global Institute estimated that an additional $13 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2030 from today through digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI), as these technologies continue to create major new opportunities and…

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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with the Owners

This year, FMP Consulting (FMP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary! To celebrate, FMP’s owners, Erin Pitera, Sherean Miller, and Carolyn Kurowski, sat down for a virtual interview to reflect on FMP’s journey and discuss what has led to FMP’s success over the past 30 years. What do you love about the work FMP does? What…

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The River at Thirty

As we celebrate FMP’s 30th Anniversary, we’re sharing a number of different blog posts that reflect on our work, culture, and history. In this special post, Tim Barnhart, the founder of FMP, shares his perspective on FMP, past and present.  I live in the Shenandoah Valley, with its beautiful, meandering river. Several decades ago, I studied philosophy. When I began to pull my thoughts together about…

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The Importance of Celebrating Company Anniversaries — Kicking Off FMP’s 30th Birthday

As we begin the new year—especially this new year—we are looking forward to many things. A particularly exciting event here at FMP is our approaching 30th anniversary on March 4th. As the date nears, we’re reflecting on the importance of celebrating an anniversary, and what all that entails. Anniversaries are more than opportunities to recognize…

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At a Glance – The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring are two terms you may think are synonymous.  But in the workplace, these concepts and their techniques are not the same.  Both are used to promote employees’ personal and professional development, but in very different ways. So, if you’re considering investing in developing coaching or mentoring programs for your organization or even…

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Creating the Mentorship Program You Want to See in the World

This month’s truism is be the change you want to see in the world, focusing on leadership strategies. So, who is a leader? A leader is anyone with a lasting ability to influence. As we have learned in our blog earlier this month, transformational leaders motivate followers by articulating a compelling vision, serving as role…

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Do You Feel Influential?

Do you feel influential?  Perhaps you don’t believe you’ve ever truly attained that role of trusted advisor, or you simply feel you lack influence because you’re not in a position of leadership or authority. Well, if you’re feeling inadequate or uncomfortable about your ability to influence others – I have good news! Here’s an easy-to-follow…

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Transformational Leadership: Influencing Followers to Find Meaning at Work

The theme for this month’s blogs is leadership and influence, exploring the truism ‘be the change you want to see in the world.’ In order to truly change the world for the better, influence and leadership go a long way and both of these concepts are essential to the theory behind transformational leadership. In fact,…

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