Working from home during the pandemic presented a breakaway from the traditional office routines – and with it, time to reflect on our careers and what might be next. No longer did we dress up for work, stress in traffic or compete for parking. Rushing to meetings became a simple keyboard click. At first, we experienced a concoction of complexity, chaos, ambiguity and … [Read more...] about Find Your Burning Yes
One of the toughest things that anyone can do is starting something new or stopping something old. You and your team are about to do both. Leaders need to pay special attention to this important time as we all begin going back to our offices more regularly. Empathy will be key to your success. COVID-19 accelerated people leaving behind things the way they were and … [Read more...] about Empathy is Key for Back-to-Office Success
A dear childhood friend of mine, and very popular kid in our neighborhood was cast for a popular TV sitcom as a newspaper delivery boy. Each week he collected the sum of $2.10 from subscribers. His signature line, “it’s two-ten for the week” earned him the nickname, “Twoten.” We were young, dedicated athletes. I took basketball seriously and I had to train hard and take … [Read more...] about What is Your Work Metabolism?
Think of a meeting where you wanted to ask a question or speak up but didn’t. Maybe it was fear of judgment, fear of rejection or fear of being perceived as unintelligent that deterred you. You might have looked around in search of signs from others that confirmed your confusion, only to find none. But a courageous soul asks the exact same question you’ve been percolating … [Read more...] about Inquisitive Hesitancy Leadership
Many of you are preparing to start working back in your offices. Be forewarned – that re-entry may be bumpy. When reentering the atmosphere, astronauts experience a period of turbulence where there is great suspense, extreme heat, interrupted communication, and everything happens at remarkable speed. We should expect to undergo a threshold of discomfort as we … [Read more...] about Advice for Your Return to the Office