One Step At A Time
On January 2nd, I posted the following message to social media platforms. In 2020, many setbacks and opportunities happened to each of us, largely due to COVID-19. . A few years ago, I had a significant medical setback that left me on death’s doorstep. I could have easily packed it
Gratitude – Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021
As we say goodbye to 2020, we are likely to say good riddance. Before we do, we need to show gratitude for making it through 2020, enduring the pandemic – and if you are reading this and have lost family members because of COVID-19 – our sympathies to you and
Moving from Fixed to Growth Mindset: The Key to Our Happiness
Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets When we have a fixed mindset, we have a set way about ourselves. We are what we are because of our upbringing, plus our experiences along the way. If we have had weak role models, we will have bad habits, likely leading to fixed mindsets. We
The Optimal Leader: The Never Ending Desire To Improve
There is much to be said about becoming the optimal leader. Like physical fitness, it requires dedicated time to practice the skills of Mental Fitness every day. If we go to the gym 3-5 days a week and work on our physical fitness, should we go to the mental gym
Mental Mindset: The Key To Success In Business and Life
I am on a mission to impact positively the world by developing our leadership effectiveness. As leaders, we make a significant difference in the lives of many people. I know how challenging this time has been for you and would like to make you a special offer to support you.
COVID Fatigue: What it Takes to Navigate to the Future
Many of the changes leaders are addressing were already happening before the pandemic struck; COVID just accelerated them. Most CEOs have been so busy coping with the changes wrought by COVID that they may not realize the CEO role is changing as well. Vistage Research and Insights offers an executive summary
At What Stage of Grief Are We?
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
What’s next – Conviction and Certainty (With Adaptability)
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
Adopt Adaptive Leadership to See the Other Side of COVID
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
A New World and a Different World – Leading in the COVID Era.
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