crisis

COVID-19 Provides Strategic Branding Opportunities

The other day I interviewed a CEO for a book I am writing. During our conversation, he told me his company did some research 10 years ago about what differentiated them from their competition. What did their customers tell them? … Read more

How You Can Help Your Team Combat Fear

In these unprecedented times, the world is looking for stability. Just as the markets crave stability, so does your team. That’s because both are afraid of uncertainty. So in your workplace you can use your leadership to provide stability—and help … Read more

Maximize the Moment

At one time one of my team members acted out of character. At first, I didn’t say anything to her. I just let it go and didn’t press the issue, although I found it concerning. But the next time she … Read more

How to Lead Your Team in a Crisis

In any crisis—whether it’s COVID-19, the 9/11 attacks, or the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007-2010—leaders have to act. Leaders need to act decisively and do what’s necessary to navigate through it. At the same time, leaders have to communicate. They … Read more

Three Practical Ways to Exert Self-Leadership

Our society today has a self-leadership crisis. It doesn’t matter where we look—business, politics, entertainment—we see its effects. The news regularly reports about the financial improprieties of business executives. Politicians get caught all the time doing something they knew they … Read more

Be Gentle with Yourself

Lately I have had to deal with a lot of things that are outside my comfort zone. Sometimes I feel like I am being stretched beyond the breaking point. Even though change is uncomfortable, I realize it is still good … Read more

Today’s Self-Leadership Crisis and What We Can Do About It

We have a self-leadership crisis today.  It doesn’t matter where you look—politics, business, entertainment—you see its effects. I’m not trying to point fingers at anyone.  Sin dwells in everyone.  But we don’t have to accept the self-leadership crisis as permanent.  … Read more