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Skyline Is Excited To Annouce That Thuy Sindell Will Be Speaking At ATD 2017!

May 21, 2017 by SkylineG

What do you think of when you think about an average woman in a leadership role? What qualities do they have? How do they act? What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?
Now, think about the same for an average male leader. What does their leadership style look like? What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?
Chances are, your idea of what a male and female leader looks like is pretty similar to everyone else’s. And that’s because there are some strong stereotypes surrounding gender and leadership.
In this engaging presentation, Thuy will present the components of what balanced leadership looks like and action and how this perspective provides a road map for today's leader.


Coaching for High Potentials Webinar March 23rd 11 AM PST

March 23, 2017 by SkylineG

Your High-Potentials and Emerging Leaders expect more than traditional training and development. At Skyline Group, the future of high-potential leadership development is now. They don't want some boring outdated process. Join us on March 23rd at 11AM PST as we conduct a free webinar to share new trends and insights based on current research regarding:

- What drives high-potential leaders
- How to keep them engaged
- How high-potential leaders can be your greatest competitive advantage
- Why retaining and developing high-potential employees is a must - not an option


Skyline Group's Thuy Sindell To Present At HR West 2017

March 6, 2017 by SkylineG

When we think about leadership and gender, we associate certain traits with men and women. Women in leadership positions are great listeners, they’re compassionate, and they’re collaborative. On the other hand, men in leadership roles are competitive, assertive, and decisive. In reality, one gender doesn’t own certain leadership skills — there’s a masculine and feminine way of performing each skill. Learn to adapt your behaviors based on your audience, your approach and your gender, simultaneously.


SkylineG is proud to sponsor the LWHRA '17 Symposium

February 14, 2017 by SkylineG

A meaningful strategic relationship between HR and the organization is similar to a thriving marriage in which both parties work together to strengthen their bond.

As a key business partner, a creative problem solver, and a subject matter expert, HR can play a valuable role in the relationship and move the organization towards success.

The 2017 LWHRA Symposium will help HR professionals to build effective skills for career growth.
Feel the HR LOVE by:

Growing your leadership capabilities and the emerging leaders at your organization
Gaining the skills to meet your professional objectives
Becoming a business partner who can shape and communicate the vision of your organization
Learning how to empower yourself and others through shared understanding

Attend informative sessions by dynamic speakers who will provide different perspectives, techniques, experiences, and knowledge to reinforce your LOVE of HR.


Skyline Group is proud to sponsor and present at the Fall 2016 HRPS Conference!

October 24, 2016 by Skyline Group

In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from close networking with peers, and from the presentations and sessions that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers. It is a place where such interaction and Socratic questioning is applied to a full range of potential futures and solutions.

The Strategic HR Forum—Aligning Culture and Strategy to Drive Business Success—will be long remembered for not only what it explored, but also for what it achieved. Future sustainable alignments of culture with human capital and organizational design strategies may have their origin here.


Skyline Group International Launches Leadership Coaching Technology Devoted to Women Leaders

August 22, 2016 by SkylineG

While women make up 53 percent of entry-level employees, there’s a serious lack of women leaders -- a 2015 analysis published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that women account for just 24 percent of senior vice presidents and 19 percent of c-suite executives.

“Despite this statistic and others that demonstrate the divide between male and female leaders, the current conversation on gender in leadership is at a standstill. Professionals and employers alike recognize there’s a problem, but can’t seem to move forward to a solution. Traditional leadership development addresses the problem by telling women to become more masculine and men to act less like jerks -- but that approach isn’t working,” states Thuy Sindell, President of Skyline Group’s coaching division.

Sindell continues, “Leadership development fails women because it takes an all or nothing approach, but the key is balance.”

C4W is the only leadership solution tailored for current and emerging women leaders. C4W guides each leader to identify and develop their most important leadership skills with a gender-balanced perspective.

C4W is designed to help current and emerging women leaders to focus on the skills most important to increasing women’s effectiveness in the workplace. This is achieved through:

1. Guiding participants to assess and identify their most important development opportunities.
2. An tailored online multimedia program that provides weekly direction, interactive content, and tools.
3. One-on-one coaching to reinforce learning, bring online content to life, and support the unique development needs of each leader.
4. Metrics that track program and participant results.

Learn more about how your company can increase performance through preparing and engage your future leaders. Visit

About C4X Solutions Suite

The C4X | Coaching for Excellence leadership development solution from Skyline Group International makes the key benefits of tried-and-true coaching methods scalable and adjustable on a revolutionary technology-driven platform. C4X makes leadership development coaching more efficient, more measurable and much more cost-effective than traditional coaching methods, reducing coaching costs by as much as 75 percent. Dozens of forward-thinking organizations have deployed C4X to improve the performance of hundreds of leaders, contributing measurable results including increased productivity, as well as greater revenues and better profit margins. More information is available at


Skyline Group is proud to sponsor the 2016 HCI Learning & Leadership Development Conference

August 21, 2016 by Skyline Group

HCI has developed hundreds of events over the years; some of the factors we look at in programming our conferences include trends, market conditions, pain points and the rate of change in our industry. In the past there were times when the industry became quiet, (you remember), and the challenge was to keep things fresh year after year. Those days are gone. Forever. Suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of a whirlwind of change where everything we were taught, everything we’ve thought, everything we’ve done in the past is no longer stable, reliable, or relevant.

One thing is certain, in disruptive times organizations are now dependent on new processes and models of learning and leadership development to innovate and grow.

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Thuy Sindell To Present At IMPACT The Business Of HR

June 28, 2016 by Skyline G

The 22nd Annual AZ SHRM State Conference provides HR & Business Leaders with the opportunity to learn and grow their strategic partnerships to drive business results. It is the largest HR Conference in the state and increasingly draws attendees from neighboring states as well. With a recent historical average of 1200 attendees, the AZ SHRM Annual State Conference is the 8th largest SHRM conference in the nation and is open to all HR professionals & business leaders looking for dynamic programming that can help them grow in their roles as well as assist with earning recertification credits. The 2016 conference theme is "Impact: The Business of HR."


PR Web: Skyline Group International has released new research that finds female leaders need more support

June 22, 2016 by Skyline G

Among 28 leadership competencies studied, men and women agreed that there is a significant and recognizable gender continuum on 27 of them. For each skill, there is a feminine and masculine expression, and which one leaders use in different situations impacts how effective they are and how they are viewed by their peers.

While masculine and feminine expressions of leadership qualities are different, one isn’t necessarily better than the other. Respondents rated more than 70 percent of leadership competencies, both masculine and feminine expressions, as equally effective. Additional highlights from the survey include:
Professionals have a significantly lower perception of leadership effectiveness when women express the masculine behavior in 57 percent of the competencies measured.

Only women rate other women as less effective when they express the masculine version of 43 percent of the competencies.
Men were perceived as less effective when expressing the feminine approach in just 39 percent of competencies.
Both men and women agree that the feminine expression of emotional control -- acknowledging emotions and appropriately expressing them -- is more than 40 percent more effective than the masculine version -- ignoring emotions and holding them in.

“We have spent a lot of time developing feminine qualities in our male leaders, but we have ignored developing masculine traits in female leaders,” said Thuy Sindell, founder and managing partner at Skyline Group. “So when we see female leaders express traits associated with males, we tend to be highly critical and push her back toward the feminine expression -- and this pushback can be even stronger among other women.

“But what we really need are balanced leaders. Both men and women need to possess masculine and feminine traits and use them appropriately to be highly effective leaders. Women who typically take a more masculine approach could be more effective by adopting more feminine behaviors, and vice versa.”

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Skyline Group Is Proud To Be A Sponsor Of Bersin by Deloitte's 2016 Impact Conference

April 25, 2016 by SkylineG

Discover new ideas and HR strategies at IMPACT 2016. IMPACT is Bersin by Deloitte's annual research-based executive conference for HR, learning and talent leaders and their teams. Themed "Different by Design," IMPACT 2016 will focus on the ways that human capital leaders can fulfill the vision of "Bold HR" discussed at last year's IMPACT event by redesigning the organization to help create a more agile, flattened and collaborative environment to drive organizational performance in today's demanding globalized workplace. Each year, IMPACT brings together some of the world's leading HR strategies and organizations. It is your chance to learn about new trends and talent strategies and to meet Bersin by Deloitte's team of analysts and other industry leaders.