In part 2 of this series, "Recession Proofing Your Organization", we will focus on assessing your current reality. What do I mean by that? Assessing :
- Current capabilities
- Resources available
- The state of your people (talent, skills, engagement, capacity)
- Leadership bandwidth
Let's be honest. No one wants to think about an economic recession. But one is coming. If not next year, then sometime in the future.
For the next several weeks I want to focus on how to "recession proof" your organization. I know that it is impossible to completely "recession proof" your...
When do you make your best decisions?
When do you make poor decisions?
Is there a way to make better decisions, every time?
These are very important questions to reflect on as we near the end of one year and move into a new year. Every day brings hundreds of decision points. Every one of those...
"Nothing happens until a sale is made." Have you ever heard that phrase? I hear it a lot from business owners, senior leaders, and sales managers. While it may seem a bit mercenary in focus, there is a lot of truth to the statement.
Here is another one, "Cash is king." We could expand on that and...
You may have noticed that the last few years have been...stressful?!
The greater the stress, the less likely it is for someone to operate at their highest levels. This is especially evident for leaders. If you are a leader (and you are), you have noticed this. I believe everyone is a leader. We...
As we enter into the last month of the year, it is a time for reflection, and a time for planning for the year to come. But how do you prepare for uncertain times? Economic uncertainty, political uncertainty, public health uncertainty, employment uncertainty, energy uncertainty...and the list...
There is so much "noise" around team performance. When it comes down to it, team success is based on common sense things:
- How well does the team connect with each other?
- How aligned is the team?
- How much energy is generated by the team effort?
- How healthy are the relationships between team...
The world has changed. Hybrid teams. Remote workers. Zoom, Teams, Google...the virtual connection platforms. The workplace has become wherever you are. The complexity to collaborate and work as a team has increased dramatically.
There are unlimited challenges to team success:
Leading teams in today's world is more demanding than ever. The move to remote work and hybrid teams is increasing the complexity.
There are several key elements to watch when leading remote and hybrid teams:
The challenges for teams today are more prevalent than ever. How can teams excel in the face of:
- Increased complexity
- Remote work
- Rapid change
As we enter into the time of year that most of us do our strategic planning, these challenges can easily derail our planning and keep us...
Quiet Quitting - The Cost & the Solution
There is a new term we are hearing - Quiet Quitting. What is this and what can be done about it?
Quiet quitting is not really new. In the past, we have called it disengaged employees, people not doing their fair share, and other terms. The fact that...
There is no denying the challenges we face today. The economy, uncertainty in the world around us, increased emotional complexity, rising unhappiness. All of these and more are making it even more difficult to focus our energy on high value efforts.
Is Strategic Planning Needed?
How good are you...