What Makes You Afraid?

Everyone is afraid of something: spiders, snakes, rejection, the unknown – the list is endless. We’re all hardwired to feel fear.

Distractions

Our world is full of distractions: kids home from school, vacation plans (or lack of them), coronavirus, summer heat, short tempers, email, social media, bright shiny objects, and now even protests and riots.

Our Precious Cell Phones

Our cell phones have become an essential part of us. We use them incessantly to send and receive messages, check our email, follow the latest tweetstorm, make and track purchases, or simply play a game.  Hardcore users devote up to 12 hours every day to their smartphones. There’s no indication that spending that much time staring at a small screen

How We Live Today is What Determines Tomorrow

For many, staying safe at home is getting old.  The list of activities we can safely partake in is growing and each one added seems to magnify the things we should avoid/delay.  While the pandemic has curtailed some activities, it has also pushed us outside our comfort zones.  We are creating new ways to enrich our lives and help others.

It Is What It Is

A member of our ZOOM meeting this week: “I am so over agonizing about COVID 19.  I’ve got to get on with my life and start running my business again.  I can’t control everything, but I can run my business proactively and stop worrying.  It is what it is.  Time to move on.”

Be the Leader People Deserve

The last eight weeks have been like no other. We are in the midst of a disaster. Some of us are more involved than others and some are being hit harder than others: economically, emotionally, and physically.

There’s Genius Out There

When this pandemic is over, what then? The world is changing.  Your organization is changing.  Your people are changing.  You as the leader need to capture the positive aspects of what we are learning from this experience.

Your Most Critical KPI Today

In May, 2006 the Harvard Business Review published a story called Preparing for a Pandemic regarding the H5N1 strain of avian flu.  The article is a compilation of checklists and diagrams and warnings.  It also discusses leadership in times of uncertainty.

Unexpected Lessons

Brenda and her family were finally able to take their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska.  They flew to Anchorage, spent a few days in Denali and boarded a bus headed toward the cruise that would complete their adventure. The first few days of the trip exceeded their expectations, but as is sometimes the case, unforeseen events upset their well-planned trip.