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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

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What is Possible: Back to The Future

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?

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?

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

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

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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A Corona Bedtime Story: The Great Realization

It is said that art imitates life, and significant events (positive or otherwise) often later show up in art, literature, music, and theatre, especially stories.  One youthful man imagines how the world’s experience with COVID might affect the bedtime stories he’ll tell his children in this three and a half minute

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The Corona Derby

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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COVID-19 has knocked us off our game plan – everything we know about moving forward shattered. Although I have been through some tough times in the past, I don’t fully remember how I responded. This time I am working with a group of CEOs and senior executives, and we are

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Different Boats, Same Storm

Many say we’ll soon return to the way things were previously; others say that we’ll be living in a world changed not only in degree but in kind. If past crises (the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918, World War II, the Great Depression) are any guide, the truth will probably settle

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