Category: CEO

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At What Stage of Grief Are We?

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Whether employed or unemployed – an estimated 50M Americans have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic – many of us are experiencing grief. I am reminded by my psychologist, who once told me that all change creates loss, and we need to mourn all losses. We need

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What’s next –  Conviction and Certainty (With Adaptability)

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It may be necessary for all leaders to step back, take a breath, and ask if your leadership is measuring. Dr. Travis Bradbury, the author of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and “Seagull Management,” offers a brief leadership inventory that may help you assess yourself in two key areas that constitute much of

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Adopt Adaptive Leadership to See the Other Side of COVID

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As we move from absolute fear of losing our business to discovering that we might make it through this daunting period, we are piling up lessons about leadership that will help us get to the other side. We cannot use the same old models; what got us here today will

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A New World and a Different World – Leading in the COVID Era.

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I have likened the COVID pandemic to a war. It’s an unconventional war given that we can’t “see” the enemy and one of our best weapons is to not engage with it  (i.e. social distancing, masks, lockdowns’ etc.) but to “starve it to death.” But in any war, a leader has

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What is Possible: Back to The Future

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Every year the World Economic Forum invites a group of technology leaders to look ahead at how their work will affect the future.  These “Technology Pioneers” provide a five-year look ahead at how their work will alter our world by 2025. These visionaries and entrepreneurs each contributed a paragraph that

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The Post-Zoom World: What’s Next?

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You know a product has arrived when it becomes a verb.   We “Google” what we want to know;  now we “Zoom” to have an online meeting.  Zoom was not the only videoconferencing technology before Corona arrived, but it quickly became the prevailing standard by solving a bunch of slight problems

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A Restructuring Primer: Are you Ready?

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When War World II finally tilted in favor of the Allies with victory in North Africa, Winston Churchill celebrated the victory but with a cautionary tone in a speech in which he warned  “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end; but it

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Your Optimal Leadership

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Today, in this COVID-19, an unusual era, I want to describe a few attributes of leadership that are more important now than ever. I appreciate we all have basic intelligence so I will limit my commentary to EQ and AQ and AQ, is newer in its understanding. Of the self-management

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Build a Culture of Appreciation

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5 Ways to Build a Culture of Appreciation on Your Remote Team #Leadership Challenge: Carve some time out of your week to express #gratitude by implementing team “Shout Outs” at the beginning or end of your team meeting. Read 4 other ways to nurture a culture where your team members

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The Corona Derby

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The sporting world has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 and horse racing has been no exception with the postponement of the sport’s Triple Crown of The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.  One creative soul, however, has found a way to overlay the current crisis on what

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