What has been your experience with confrontations? When did you last initiate one? Confronting someone for their behavior today is no easy feat, especially when emotions are easily triggered and opinions vary. When expectations are left unmet—including protocol infractions, civil disobedience, … [Read more...] about Confrontations that Create a Win-Win-Win
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How is your organization fighting racism? A 2017 analysis of racial discrimination revealed no improvement in hiring over time. With all the diversity training and education we have received, how can this be? To understand the collective dimensions of racism, and how different groups of colors get … [Read more...] about How is Your Organization Fighting Racism?
How has the pandemic affected your pace? Even the best of the best have experienced challenges in finding their new pace at work. Focus and concentration have been more of a challenge for leaders, managers, and employees. And it’s no surprise: our sense of time has been distorted. Two factors … [Read more...] about Finding a New Pace
What does change management look like in your organization today? Leaders and managers are testing their assumptions and abilities in managing change as organizations, lines of business, and teams are asked to quickly pivot in their roles and responsibilities. Many employees are being asked to take … [Read more...] about The New Face of Change Management
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
In the past decade, we’ve seen remarkable innovations and extraordinary technological advancements change the way we live, play, and conduct business. The most notable innovations are the direct result of disruptors: leaders who changed the game. They learned to innovate more quickly, cheaply, and … [Read more...] about Leadership in the Time of Disruption
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
What do Douglas Baker Jr., CEO of Ecolab, Fred Rogers (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood), and former US President Barack Obama have in common? Doug Baker became CEO of Ecolab in 2004. At the time, the 80+year old company was selling industrial cleansers and food safety services to the tune of $3.8 billion … [Read more...] about Leadership Development and the Art of Listening
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?