Our brains and emotions affect leaders’ decision-making. That’s OK! Learn how to name and cope with these influences.
In today’s fast-paced reactive world, it’s easy to be on high alert. High stress levels make you experience every statement, every disagreement and every criticism as a threat. As a result, the mammalian brain takes over and you become defensive.
A leader’s job in times of crisis is all about alignment, and alignment is about focusing energy. To keep everyone else focused, it’s necessary to lead yourself first. Here are some practical ways to lead yourself.
Leading in a COVID-19 economy requires a higher level of conflict capacity than leading when things are stable.
We’re in the midst of two pandemics, both invisible at the root, and both causing extreme outcomes once realized. The first pandemic is COVID-19. The second pandemic is anger. Whether it's road rage, attacks on social media, cyberbullying or terrorism, anger is...
My heart hurts for our country. I feel the pain of injustice, systemic racism, and implicit bias. And I also feel the fear and the pain of being misunderstood. I want to be a bridge, but a bridge has to be strong enough to bear the weight of connecting two sides. We...
We all stand at a point of choice offered to us by the COVID-19 pandemic. The choice is to live in an old narrative or to create a new one. Now is the best time to become the author and creator of you next chapter. What story are you telling?
Delegation is supposed to leverage an executive’s precious time. However, ineffective delegation wastes time and resources, lowers morale and contributes to confusion. This article showcases a practical example of how ineffective delegation wastes time and how leaders can use delegation to leverage time and speed up decision-making.
Leaders at every level have the power to make small changes that over time create better places to work, and thus attract and retain employees. This article offers five simple ways leaders at any level can create better workplaces.
Psychological safety promotes creativity, moderate risk-taking and increased innovation. Psychological safety affects engagement, attraction and retention. Here are three ways leaders can improve performance by consciously building psychological safety in the organization.