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The Strategy Skills Podcast: Management Consulting | Strategy, Operations & Implementation | Critical Thinking

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Nov 24, 2021

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 193, an episode with a master executive coach, Shir Nir. Shir Nir is the CEO & Partner at Handel Group an executive life coaching & corporate consulting company dedicated to teaching people how to realize their personal and professional visions. Shir brings more than 20 years of experience working with executives, teams, and organizations to increase performance and create organizational, personal, and financial growth. Shir is an expert in designing and implementing wide cultural initiatives that evolve an organization and its people. He works with and leads executive teams to impact the results of their organizations and enhance organizational alignment and productivity. He is currently advising several executive teams and senior leaders on topics such as building honest cultures, enhancing organizational success, organizational alignment, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and talent management & development.

Prior to working at the Handel Group, Shir was a management consultant as well as a partner and owner of a knowledge management consulting firm where he worked to enable organizations such as UNFPA, Head Start, and PSEG to name a few, to design, develop, and implement knowledge sharing cultures and structures as well as enhance leadership and collaboration.

In this episode, Shir talked about the importance of a balanced lifestyle for people, the value of integrity, and how to improve through self-assessment.

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