Manage Your Energy at Work

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We hear about the importance of time management, but where do leaders find the energy to take care of all the issues they must confront?  How do you maintain your energy on days or weeks when everyone is demanding a piece of you?  As a leader, it is essential to manage your energy to lead and mentor those around you

Six Steps to Reskill Workers

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“Imagine a crisis that forces your company’s employees to change the way they work almost overnight. Despite initial fears that the pressure would be too great, you discover this new way of working could be a blueprint for the long term.” According to McKinsey, this is indeed what many companies are discovering as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Born with one eyebrow arched?

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In the book Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell explores why we are so ready to believe people we don’t know. In the chapter on Bernie Madoff, he describes an interview between SEC investigator Peter Lamore and Madoff. Madoff explained that “essentially he could see around corners; he had an infallible ‘gut feel’ for when to get out of the markets just

Build Your Wings On The Way Down

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This past year has provided lessons in resilience and risk. What used to be once-in-a-hundred-year events (a pandemic, record setting hurricanes, floods, and wildfires) are hitting us from every direction more often. This is an important time to assess and prepare for whatever large-scale catastrophes lie ahead. 

Human Decency

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A friend recently used the phrase “human decency”. As with many phrases, it’s used in passing without really thinking of what it means. So, I did some research.