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Hitting the Reset Button: Changes in Strategy with your Biggest Asset – People!

As governments figure out how to get people safely back to work, now is the perfect time for idled business owners to hit the reset button and begin considering their re-start strategies!  Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your pre-and post-COVID workforce will help you discover how changes in strategy and staffing could result in a leaner, more adaptable organization.  Following are …

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Munchkin Survival Guide: Tips to Get Work Done at Home

Humor is magical and can lighten even the toughest times.  Like trying to work at home with bickering kids!  When one poster in a community forum asked, “For those working from home, tell me something your kid(s) did today, but refer to them as co-workers,” she got some hilarious responses: “My co-workers fought over a Lego box.  Then they chased each other around …

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Inspiring Acts of Kindness in Uncertain Times

From the Great Depression to 9/11, Americans have united to overcome the nation’s challenges.   Ours is a country of generosity, creativity, and innovation, and it is often in stressful times that these traits epitomize our best version of America.  It seems every age must confront its calamity.  How people respond from each generation is noteworthy, and shared examples give us great hope …

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Crisis Leadership: Finding Ways to Cope with Coronavirus

The only certainty about anything today is that coronavirus has created an unholy mess for business owners and workers.  Leaders, unprepared for a pandemic, are forced to make decisions with information that changes daily.  Business owners are worried about lost productivity and healthcare costs, while their employees are feeling more stressed than ever.  They wonder how they will take care of their families …

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Career Advice: Choose, Don’t Settle

The best advice I ever received from my mentor, a seasoned CEO with decades of corporate storytelling under his belt, was “choose, don’t settle.”  At the time, I was trying to decide between accepting an “okay” job offer or continuing to pursue a more intimidating management position that nevertheless, I was qualified.  By taking his advice and choosing not settling, not only did I …