Relationship before virtual results

How do your video calls go? Do your team mates suffer from Zoom fatigue? If so, you probably have back-to-back calls all day, focused on the contents and efficiency - and according to schedule. But the world is volatile - so shouldn't we be a little more flexible if priorities…

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Positive leaders as warriors

Margaret Wheatley, founder of Berkana Institute, renowned author and advisor, diagnoses the current time as an age of collapse, in her latest book "Who Do We Choose to Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity". Let's be leaders for this time as things fall apart, to reclaim leadership as a…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in organizations

I've been inspired by the work of the Arbinger Institute (see my book Developing a Positive Culture) so I was thrilled to attend this webinar by Mitch Warner, their managing partner, about improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in organizations. Bringing more DEI into the culture will dramatically improve the…

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Work-at-home culture and leadership

Kevin Eikenberry teaches how to balance new technology with timeless leadership principles. He wrote the book "The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership" with Wayne Turmel and shares his wisdom online. According to Eikenberry, leadership comes first, location is second. Leadership still means helping our teams to get valuable…

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Is your culture built on trust?

"Distrust is the greatest expense of every leader and organization. Since we are living in a culture of such extreme distrust, 2020, like no other year before, is giving us a tremendous opportunity to rise above the fray and be trustworthy", said David Horsager, CEO and Best-Selling Author of The…

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Are you an inclusive leader?

Inclusive workplaces (a.k.a. positive cultures) experience higher engagement, performance, and results. But many people feel unable to bring their true selves to work, instead spending valuable energy minimizing or managing aspects of their own diversity – of identity, background, experience – to succeed. This takes a toll on people, but…

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