About Carmen Voillequé

CEO of Best Practices Media.
Co-Founder of Strategic Arts and Sciences.

Voillequé is a senior consultant and partner with Strategic Arts and Sciences and the CEO of Best Practice Media. Her background features deep experience in education, curriculum development, and management training. Voillequé works with a wide range of client groups including government agencies, financial institutions, and health care companies. Last year Voillequé completed a scope of work that allowed all of the public and private agencies who serve the needs of children in Oregon to plan and work together to maximize resources. She is also a sought after speaker and strategic planner with a reputation for tackling tough issues.

It’s Not About You…

It seems easier during the holiday season to remember the all-important truth: It’s not about you. But while writing our book Evolutionaries: Transformational Leadership we found that those leaders who adopt this frame of mind year around in their approach to leadership are much more capable of facilitating transformational change and accomplishing great things. As… [Continue Reading]

I Still Hate Football, But…

I will admit there are some good lessons that football can teach us. As millions of people across the nation prepare to overeat turkey and pie this weekend and settle in to watch some good ol’ American football, I find myself once again an outcast. I’ll be listening to some Diana Krall and looking online… [Continue Reading]

A Story We’ve Been Telling A Lot Recently…

It’s “planning season” and that means leaders in companies across the country are locking themselves in small rooms together for two days to hash out plans for next year, budget implications, goals and priorities. The really ambitious organizations are will attempt to define a vision, mission and purpose to guide the strategy and planning, and… [Continue Reading]

Cultural Evolutionaries

Leading Transformational Change in the Modern Workplace If you have ever worked in an organization, it’s likely you have had this experience: Management heads off for a 2-day “strategic planning” retreat and returns inspired with big ideas and eager to get started on a bold new course of action to be rolled out with great… [Continue Reading]

“I’m Behind in Leadership!”

My 6th grade daughter, Claire, told me last week that she was worried about school because she was “behind in Leadership.”  I asked, “What does that mean?”  She said that the teacher pulled all the 6th graders together to talk about their role this year in the classroom. She is in a 4th-6th grade class… [Continue Reading]

Do Positive and Productive Women Teams Exist in Business?

I recently had the opportunity to work with an all-women business team in the financial services industry. One of the members of team asked me: “Do you think all-women teams can be successful in business?” So I did what all good little consultants do – I scoured the internet for stories of all-women business teams… [Continue Reading]

Slow Ideas: Dr. Atul Gawande’s Still Trying to Make Us Better.

I loved the book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance. It was written a few years ago by Atul Gawande, a surgeon and professor at Harvard Medical School. It’s brilliant. From simple practices like making and following checklists to more complex concepts such as ingenuity and perseverance, Dr. Gawande took lessons from the greatest medical… [Continue Reading]

Why Teams Fall Apart

I am experiencing a flurry of issues from clients about teams. In the last year I have heard everything from teams that are underperforming to good people resigning, to leaders arguing over insignificant issues in an effort to derail projects and damage reputations. A few years ago Patrick Lencioni took the business world by storm… [Continue Reading]