Balance that doesn’t sacrifice excellence.

Marigold Associates, LLC, is an international consultancy that specializes in creating culturally diverse, engaged, innovative work cultures. Marigold services include scientifically validated talent identification, assessment and development, team building and succession and legacy planning.

 

Hard Conversations SmallThere are few organizations where hard conversations occur on a regular basis. Whatever the reason, this is an absolutely essential skill that is remarkably absent in today’s culture. Even people with considerable power — owners, CEOs, board chairs — are often reluctant to have the tough talks that are required for them to achieve the outcomes they desire. Read more…

CompetencyThe “sweet spot” for work is where your capacity and your competencies are in alignment. When they are at odds, our work grinds us down, even depleting the sensitive neurological chemicals that facilitate our cognitive and emotional functioning. How do you find that sweet spot? Read more…

Marigold Brain CropThe way your brain works provides life-altering answers for how you should work. Just a few examples include the way you learn, the way sleep and stress influence you and the difficulty you have in remembering more than five or six items from a meeting. Read more…

Conflict SmallIn most work settings where there’s a clear crossroads between parties, it is best to have a direct conversation, almost always. So when conflict arises, are you embracing the dialogue and approaching it with a set of tools that helps bring solution rather than a series of discussions orbiting the problem? Read more…

Marigold Positivity CropResearch suggests that human beings flourish much more consistently when they encounter 3 positive emotions for every negative emotion. This principle defines the positivity ratio. The positivity ratio is, in fact, a calculation of an overall emotional state based on the emotions you are currently feeling. Are you thriving? Read more…

Cultural Change smallWe live in a world of constant change. Markets shift with the wind. New technology always threatens the old ways of doing things. New competitors consistently compete for a slice of the market share pie. And at the end of the day, customers shift purchasing decisions. Cultural change is an important aspect of staying ahead. But how do you do it? Read more…