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Overland Resource Group Launches Revealing Interview Series with Labor-Management Leaders

"Profiles in Collaboration" Podcasts Feature Behind-the-Scenes Tales of Major Conflicts and Lessons in Successful Collaboration

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Overland Resource Group, a leading labor-management consulting firm, today launched a ground-breaking podcast series featuring interviews with recognized union leaders, corporate executives and experts in labor-management relations who have successfully transformed struggling and embattled organizations through collaborative leadership.

"We wanted the stories behind the headlines of once-warring factions that were able to overcome organizational dysfunction and distrust, avert plant closings or reverse business failures by learning to tackle their challenges collaboratively," said host of the series and Overland partner, Cathy Wright. "What we heard from these leaders -- who were very candid about how difficult things were and what it took to turn them around -- is not only impressive and inspiring, but also instructional for those who deal with often-opposing labor and management viewpoints."

The "Profiles in Collaboration" podcasts will be a regular series of conversations with union, corporate and government leaders who have reversed adversarial relationships to achieve game-changing increases in productivity, reductions in costs, improved morale and other hallmarks of organizational success through collaboration.  The first four featured interview subjects are:

  • Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
  • Donna Hicks, Harvard professor and author of Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict.
  • Robert Tobias, former President, National Treasury Employees Union and current Director, Public Sector Executive Education, American University.
  • Robert Hughes, president of Overland Resource Group and a 30-year veteran of collaborative leadership.

Upcoming interview subjects include the former and current presidents of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists Union, Tom Brantley and Mike Perrone.

"Profiles in Collaboration" interviews can be downloaded as MP3 files and transcripts.

About Overland Resource Group

For more than 30 years, the principals at Overland Resource Group have been helping joint labor and management clients transform adversarial relationships into collaborative ones, enabling them to drive and sustain operational and work life improvements.  Based in Overland Park, KS, the firm's clients have included The Boeing Company and the United Auto Workers; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the United Steel Workers of America; the Federal Aviation Administration, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union; and many others.

SOURCE Overland Resource Group

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