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Coming Back from Crisis: Lessons from 9/11 (Interview #1)

Coming Back from Crisis: Lessons from 9/11 (Interview #1)

Although the September 11, 2001, attacks were a one-day event, the effects on survivors – and the rest of us — deepened for months, just as Covid and our societal blows have been doing. There are lessons survivors of the 9/11 attacks have for us today as we return to workplaces during and following the Covid pandemic. This is the first in a series of interviews . . .

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Leveraging Your Resilience – Double down or hold

Leveraging Your Resilience – Double down or hold

I was talking to a friend very recently. She had started a business during the Great Recession of 2008. What a time to have started one! She described the difficulties and challenges associated with shepherding a startup during economic uncertainty. She now says...

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Churchill as Leader: The Relief of [Impractical] Action

Churchill as Leader: The Relief of [Impractical] Action

Have you read Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile yet? It’s about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s leadership of his country during the Blitz air bombings of 1940-1941 – a time of great threat and uncertainty. The threat was the strong possibility of a...

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Managing Life’s Transitions

Managing Life’s Transitions

Even for someone like me, a consultant who has developed a specialty in helping organizations and individuals navigate change, it’s been a tough year. The economic, medical and social tsunamis hitting our shores, have caused me to dig deep inside to help myself and...

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WFH – productivity… up!,  happiness… meh.

WFH – productivity… up!, happiness… meh.

As companies went from having a small fraction of remote workers to having 90% of employees working remotely one would think that productivity would take a big hit, not just because of the technological challenges but also because the adage of “out of sight, out of...

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Being and Growing Origins, not Pawns

Being and Growing Origins, not Pawns

You’ve been where I was. American Airlines flight late leaving due to A/C problems. Nears Dallas as bad storms hit. Circling, bumping, circling. Diversion to Austin. Kept on tarmac, no deplaning, A/C still not functioning. Tracking what’s happening to...

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Your brief guide to Zetiquette

Your brief guide to Zetiquette

Built resilience to Zoom fatigue yet? Like me, you may have discovered that either a little zooming goes a long way, or that setting clear boundaries on how much zoom time you spend each day is key to a happy long life. Regardless of how you are managing, our video...

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Leading through the on-off restart

Leading through the on-off restart

Management gurus in the past such as John Kotter and Peter Drucker have spoken much of the importance of good management because when practiced well it ensures  predictability and the achievement of consistent results. This steadiness of purpose creates orderliness...

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