OpX Solutions Articles

Class in Session – What are we learning?   

January 17th, 2024

This month launches a new series of top issues our participants discuss in their leadership classes with us.  At any given time, we may have 50 to 70 active participants, so rest assured, we have a good pulse on current challenges!   This month, we are talking about one of the most challenging skills to learn – The Art of Delegation. 

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Camp ’23 – Leaving It Better Than We Found It

December 14th, 2023

2023?  How did we do?  During these last couple of weeks, we can’t help but look back at our goals and see what we accomplished.  If you are like a lot of people, you may feel a little discouraged and want to renew your subscription to the “Should Have, Would Have, Could Have Club”.  Instead of feeling dissatisfied, maybe we can shift that feeling to a sense of gratitude and even accomplishment. 

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Expert Insights – November 2023

November 10th, 2023

Have you ever faced a situation where you know how you should act, but fail to do so? In November’s Expert Insights, Mike shares the famous quote “To know and not do, is to now yet know” – Confucius. The key difference between our LMI programs and other forms of training is the process of spaced repetition where knowledge is not only obtained but behaviors are changed.

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Giving meaningful “thanks” to your team

November 6th, 2023

During the holidays, we plan special treats for our teams to show our thanks for everything they have done for us during the year.  While these are always appreciated, there are a couple of meaningful ways to express our thanks throughout the year.   

Establishing and maintaining a healthy work environment is one of the most sincere and impactful “thanks” you can give as a leader.

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October 28th, 2023

2024 Leadership development open enrollment programs are ideal if you only have a few team members to development at any given time.

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Expert insights – October 2023

October 16th, 2023

Is your glass “half-full” or “half-empty”? In this month’s Expert Insights, we are reminded that those who are positive and look at life with a “half-full” perspective tend to be more successful. If we can help fill your glass, please let us know

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Expert insights – September 2023

October 16th, 2023

Do you have a self-development plan? In this month’s Expert Insights, Mike describes people development as either “green and growing or ripe and rotting”. Whether it be your personal development or the development of your team, OpX Solutions can get you on the right track. In Dianne’s Coaching Corner, we are reminded that ongoing learning […]

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Feedback – Trick? or Treat?

October 9th, 2023

In a recent leadership class, we discussed giving feedback. It turns out that this skill is one of those things that we think we do well, until we honestly evaluate how we do it, and the results that we get. Every leader in our class was able to identify with at least one (or more) of the pitfalls above. This just highlights the need for leaders to continue to improve their feedback skills to reinforce the attitudes and habits that lead to successful performance.

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Back to school (starts with your plan)!

September 11th, 2023

Today there are more reasons than ever for being a lifelong learner: rapidly changing technology, AI, differences in generations, landscape of business, economic conditions, etc. In fact, so many things are changing so quickly, the term VUCA is being used frequently in the business world. (VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity).

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Expert Insights – August 2023

August 7th, 2023

Still trying to figure out what we are all about? Stop by our exhibit at the Southwest Virginia Manufactures’ Expo on August 31st or come listen to our President, Mike Leigh and our Director of Leadership Development, Lois James, speak at the Business Success Symposium on September 27th and get all of those questions answered!

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