What’s different about managing during a pandemic? It’s how much time and energy leaders need to invest in addressing the fear and emotions of their people. Here are a few reminders about how to keep emotions from hijacking your team.
I hear people talk about change in organizations as if it’s something new. That’s total crap. Change has been around for as long as business has. But I do think it’s fair to say that something’s different now. Change has changed. It’s more frequent, more complex, and more iterative. There are multiple changes going on […]
When we get invited to help a team become high performing, occasionally, there is a team member who doesn’t want to participate in the process. It all starts innocuously; the team leader starts by inviting the person to participate and gets in response, “yes, but too busy right now.” The requests slowly escalate until they […]
I was having lunch with a friend this week and talking about raising kids. My friend said something that really stuck with me. She said she could already see the fears and anxieties she had passed on to her kids: evidence of her own insecurities reflected in them. She was now in the midst […]
This week I am sharing some of the insights and inspirations from my interview with Olympic Gold Medal winners Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir. Debbie, Mark, and I will be among the speakers at the upcoming XL Leadership Summit this February in Vancouver. We decided to get a head start and strike up the conversation […]