Daring Woman Lisa Hufford

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Aug 2, 2019 9:48:51 AM

We love daring women.

We religiously follow Seattle Business magazine's Daring Women series—featuring local inspirations like the Riveter's Amy Nelson and DreamBox Learning's Jessie Woolley-Wilson—and we were a proud sponsor of this year's Daring Women event

So we were thrilled when our own Lisa Hufford, Simplicity CEO and founder, was featured in the Daring Women series. In her profile, Lisa talks leadership, confidence, personal brand, and the importance of building relationships. 

Here are a few of our favorite takeaways: 

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Topics: News & updates, Women & work

Here's why we're supporting FFA

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Jul 29, 2019 1:45:17 PM

This year, we're funding a pro bono marketing resource for the Female Founders Alliance (FFA). 

Learn why, from our founder Lisa Hufford, in this excerpt from the FFA blog

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Topics: News & updates, Women & work

Building your on-demand team: low-risk and flexible

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:41:34 AM

 “This new structure allows team members to focus on leveraging their unique set of expertise to deliver greater results…”

Michael, like many managers, is in meetings almost every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and triple-booked much of the time. Michael is a rising star in the company and is highly valued by executives who often ask him to work on important projects. As a result, everyone wants a piece of him. His team values him as their manager and trusts him to be a great advocate for them. Michael’s professional success has opened many doors and new relationships, but has come with a cost—huge burdens on his time and priorities. He runs an important but relatively small team that has many responsibilities.

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Topics: Talent shift

The on-demand workforce: agile, adaptable, accountable

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:41:03 AM

Because businesses increasingly are required to do more with less, companies large and small are beginning to see the critical need for project-based, on-demand teams to drive business outcomes.

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Topics: Talent shift

The SPEED solution: delivering at the speed of digital

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:39:58 AM

 SPEED is about defining your business needs and goals and determining what talent and skills you’ll need to achieve success.

Several years ago, my team invented a new approach to work. SPEED stands for Success, Plan, Execute, Evaluate and Decide. It changes the way most managers traditionally look at things. First and foremost, SPEED enables you to have a much broader viewpoint than simply placing names on an organizational chart. SPEED is about defining your business needs and goals and determining what talent and skills you’ll need to achieve success. Here’s some of the feedback we hear:

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Topics: Talent shift

The talent shift mindset and project-based approach

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:39:20 AM

 The old “work for one business until you retire” mentality is no longer realistic, even feasible, for the modern workplace.

Since 2006 when I started my company, I’ve seen how agility and outside-the-box thinking has enabled some organizations to stay competitive and drive innovation in impressive ways, and has accelerated their business results and allowed them to move fast in a turbulent marketplace.

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Topics: Talent shift

New year, new opportunity: embracing the talent shift, are you ready?

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:38:38 AM

In 2018, we can expect even more change and acceleration of pace in workplaces everywhere.

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Topics: Talent shift

The new work landscape and the digital drive to compete

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:37:57 AM

A lot is happening, and happening fast. The big question: How will companies compete in this new economy?

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Topics: Talent shift

Here to stay: the  on-demand workforce and "The fourth industrial revolution"

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:37:20 AM

With pressure on corporations to move fast, drive innovation, control costs, and get results, the On-demand Workforce is here to stay.

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Topics: Talent shift

Jumping into the talent pool: every company wants the best

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:36:33 AM

Companies must embrace the reality that the best and brightest most likely won’t want to be on your team unless you update your talent strategy.

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Topics: Talent shift

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