How is your career mojo? Navigating a return to work after a long absence can be daunting, especially if it requires securing a new position. Typically, most people rely on networking as a common strategy. However, with so many managers and leaders furloughed or laid off, the competition can be … [Read more...] about Get Your Career Mojo On!
What will work look like in your organization, post-Covid? When the pandemic ends, which new normal adaptations will endure? Our common response to massive disruption, such as a pandemic, is to hope for and assume things will return to normal. However, do we really want to return to all the old … [Read more...] about Post-pandemic Work: The Future is Now
“In a turbulent world, success depends not just on cognitive horsepower but also on cognitive flexibility. When leaders lack the wisdom to question their convictions, followers need the courage to persuade them to change their minds.” – Organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, PhD Great leaders … [Read more...] about The Power of Cognitive Flexibility and Persuasion
As a leader, how will your legacy measure up? Your leadership legacy matters. It motivates people in the way they think and behave, today, and in the future. A lasting legacy sets a course: it adds value, creates positive meaning, and empowers others to carry on—with or without you. Thousands of … [Read more...] about A Legacy that Endures
Business leaders today are not exempt from making mistakes. While we like to believe their judgment is getting better, certain behaviors make them vulnerable to err, such as mindset failures, delusions, mismanagement, and patterns of unsuccessful (or poor) behavior. Our wishful thinking, denial, … [Read more...] about Leading through Mistakes
In a time when “flattening the curve” requires universal participation, when, how, and who to re-open requires wise decisions. Wise business leadership is needed more than ever before. There’s no shortage of talks, posts, or tweets on our need for wise, capable leaders who pursue the common good; … [Read more...] about Tough Times, Wise Decisions
In times of uncertainty, we often turn to the news media, leaders, and experts for answers. Conflicting reports weaken our trust, creating more uncertainty. As more bad news continues to stream in, we turn away. To distract ourselves from intrusive ruminations, nagging guilt, loss, and trauma, we … [Read more...] about How to Cultivate Realistic Hope
The men and women in charge of our organizations are now faced with uncharted challenges: leading their organization through a global pandemic. In this time of crisis, most leaders are doing their best to step up and inspire people to do their best. And they’re doing a great job. One of the … [Read more...] about Great Leadership in Times of Crisis
As a leader, are you known for your insights? Consider this: In January 2018, the World Economic Outlook (WEO) reported the broadest synchronized global growth upsurge since 2010, and estimated positive growth through 2020. But in December 2019, they reported the weakest pace since the financial … [Read more...] about Leader Insights Improve Innovation
Is there really such a thing as brain gender? In March 2019, researchers attempted to answer this question based on an MRI database of 490 men and 575 women. What they reported was relative to the structural differences between men and women: “By using the designed 3D PCNN algorithm, we confirmed … [Read more...] about Brain Gender: Different, Yet Equal?