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Navigating Post COVID-19 Work Environments

“It is love, has been love, will always be love that makes the biggest difference in our world.” - Scott Stabile   I think about the challenges employers face as we embark on the journey of returning Post COVID-19. As leaders, this new normal may require revisiting our values and work ethics. I believe it’s going to be a new era of love-driven leadership that protects employees, redefines corporate visions and values, and addresses the mind and heart of both personnel and clientele.   Preparing to Return   Working with Who you Have In a previous article, I mentioned a need...

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Considerations and Implications of Returning to a New Normal

“We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal: a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.” -Charles Eisenstein What does normal look like post-COVID-19? All of us are going to discover the short-term and long-term impacts of the Coronavirus and the national and international measures used to deal with it. Making Decisions During Stressful Times In prolonged crises, we can persevere, allowing us to develop character and thus driven by the discipline necessary to advance, or we can let the pressure drive an emotional...

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The 3 L’s for Successfully Emerging from Covid-19

“Deep within every crisis is an opportunity for something beautiful.” - Kate McGahan No one lives a lifetime without experiencing a significant crisis to some degree; some people seem to have more than their share. Understanding how to navigate the unique circumstances inherent in COVID-19 is invaluable. Our responses to the length and severity of the emotional toll of being sick or quarantined, determine our overall health and well being moving forward. Staying mentally and emotionally fit is most challenging when facing these challenges for weeks on end: Fear of contracting the virus and passing it on to family members The trauma...

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Coping With The Impact of a Prolonged Quarantine – Part...

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James The year 2020 will forever be known as the year of COVID-19. The coronavirus is disrupting the nations and the lives of billions; there is an understanding that the outcome will no doubt be a new normal for planet earth. Families are losing loved ones, and many have escaped death with the help of the heroic efforts of health care workers and first responders. I have found it challenging to maintain a daily regimen to keep myself as mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically fit...

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Disruption, Cultural Shifts and Hidden Opportunities

“Successful leaders are those who are prepared to answer the door when opportunity knocks” – JSP 2019 saw a marked increase in companies allowing their personnel to opt for working at home. Now in 2020, with the COVID-19 Pandemic making social distancing the norm in society, working remotely is the only safe way to go for many businesses. There’s something to be said about working remotely; it’s nothing new in fact, it has its advantages. Some studies have found an increase in employee productivity, a decrease in operational costs, and in many cases, a lower rate of employee turnover. Disruptions...

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Managing, Strategizing and Navigating Under Pressure

Mental Management is the process of maximizing the probability of having a consistent mental performance, under pressure, on demand.” - Lanny Bassham On May 24th, 1988, TACA Flight 110 from Belize loses engine power during its approach to New Orleans. Captain Carlos Dardano informs the control tower in New Orleans he’s flying with one engine when the second engine fails. TACA Flight 110 rapidly falls to an altitude of approximately 1,000 feet. The flight crew is following protocols with some creative thinking while the plane without engine power continues its descent, gliding toward a canal in the eastern section of...

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4 Thoughts That Help You Thrive In Any Economy

“Being creative means standing outside of the norm; you must cultivate a willingness to challenge every rule and assumption.” – John C. Maxwell The effects of the current pandemic have saturated the atmosphere with a high level of uncertainty. The news about the fluctuating economy can sometimes be disheartening.Can any business or industry be doing well with any degree of consistency is such an unpredictable, fragile financial climate? Organizations were asking many similar questions during the Great Depression (August 1929 - March 1933), a few came up with some answers and are still around to tell their story, one such...

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5 Basics for Leading through Uncharted Territory

"Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time" - Leo Buscaglia The global pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19), has brought us all into unprecedented levels of concern for our nation's health and wellbeing, a concern shared by leaders in every country. The necessary extraordinary measures enacted to slow the rapid spread of covid-19 has brought us into uncharted territory. Community in Crisis Restrictions on public interaction impact social health; businesses are trying desperately to avoid letting employees go or shutting down altogether. Being in quarantine is the present reality for millions, every precaution to protect ourselves and...

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Developing the 4 Character Traits of Productive Team Members

"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." -Vince Lombardi Developing productive people always begins with developing ourselves. I must learn how to get the most out of myself before attempting to get the most out of others. When it comes to personal development, we need others, because we all have blind spots and untapped potential. Character development is the shortest distance between two points when it comes to people development. Leaders with impeccable character can be trusted because they can be counted on to deliver. Leaders...

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4 Keys to More Effective Communication and Connectivity

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”- George Bernard Shaw People are wired to be social; you would think that social media would make people more social. The age of social media has produced more anti-social behavior than ever before. Social media isn’t the problem; it’s the lack of connectivity between people that are driving the problem. The next time you’re eating out, look around you for a second, chances are you’ll see cell phones on every table next to the table settings almost as if they’re one of the utensils. How can...

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