Jun 15 2020

  View this email in your browser HOW TO RECLAIM OUR CONFIDENCE Balance reality with hope MANY OF US LONG for what it was like in January.  Back then we were confident, bold, full of hope and expectation.  We posted on social media how glad we were of getting past the challenges of 2019; that 2020 was […]

Jun 11 2020

  HIGH PERFORMANCE NEEDS THE RIGHT FOCUS Passion, Capability and Organizational Need is key. IF YOUR EMPLOYEES lack the right focus, you’re losing performance, innovation and engagement. Steven Covey in his classic book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, suggest we should focus on “important but not urgent tasks”.  But I wonder: Even if we do, […]

Jun 10 2020

  HOW REDEFINING SUCCESS  WILL CHANGE WORK AND SOCIETY Why connection, love and meaning are taking on greater importance OUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS prior to Covid-19 was based on many things – planning, leadership, expense-control, employee engagement – but the main ingredient was effort.  Ask any parent, teacher or rock star entrepreneur and you’d hear “hard work” […]

Jun 03 2020

  HOW TO CHANGE A NARCISSISTIC CULTURE Change the narrative around service and engagement NARCISSISM IS NOT JUST a type of person, but it can become a part of a company’s culture.  This focus on self at the expense of others is encouraged by fear over ones’ wellbeing, companies that measure and reward individual instead of team […]

May 27 2020

    HOW TO LEAD THROUGH FEAR AND ISOLATION 10 steps to build connection and engagement. THE CORONAVIRUS HAS CAUSED all of us to experience our greatest fears of being excluded and losing control. On top of that, the number of employees working from has shot up from 16 to over 60%. Working virtually has major […]

May 15 2020

    WHY STRUCTURE IS SO IMPORTANT TO LEADERSHIP Have the right behaviors, but also the right structure. INOVATION IS THE CORNERSTONE for surviving and thriving in today’s world of  V.U.C.A, Volitivity, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity; or what I describe in a white paper of the same name, The New Normal 2.0.  To not be aware of nor respond to […]

May 07 2020

    THE CASE FOR INNER PEACE Dean Newlund shares a leadership lesson from abroad. ON A RECENT TRIP TO BANGKOK, my thoughts centered on how to best serve my client. Traveling internationally had become routine. Little did I know that, on this trip, the teacher would become the student, and I would receive some […]

Apr 05 2020

The Coronavirus has created a world-wide, existential re-set.  We did not seek transformation, it found us, in the form of a tiny virus.   Like an unexpected phone call the impetus for transformation just appeared.  Joseph Campbell in his work on The Hero’s Journey identified patterns in how people and societies transform, that show up in our myths and […]

Apr 05 2019

I’d like you all to imagine you’re an engineer, working on a NASA project, to launch a shuttle into space.  Due to weather and other issues, the launch has been postponed 8 times, each costing NASA millions of dollars. The pressure is mounting to get this bird off the ground.  The date is January 28th, […]

Feb 04 2019

The ups and downs of an employment market and the surges and retreats of technology operate under a paradigm that problems are solved and decisions are made based on rational, data-based intellectual prowess.  On the other side of the scale, we’ve grown our emotional intelligence.  But, we still put a disproportionate value on how intellectually […]