Onboarding Into The New Normal Post Covid-19

Onboarding Into The New Normal Post Covid-19

Covid-19 will have both temporary and enduring effects. It is both a crisis to be managed and a cause to hit a restart button to get yourself and your organization ready for the new normal. How you onboard into a new organization in the new normal is one particularly...

When You Have To Cut, Cut Decisively

When You Have To Cut, Cut Decisively

The Powell Doctrine is to avoid war, using all the force necessary to achieve a decisive and successful ongoing result. Earlier, I wrote about applying that to business leadership. Here, let’s apply it to cutting back when you’re over-extended. Use the same steps,...

The Smart Steps To Reboot Your Business Post COVID-19

The Smart Steps To Reboot Your Business Post COVID-19

Even when COVID-19’s impact is diminished and the government gives you the green light, you still have to choose if, how, and when to reboot your business. The smart way is to reboot only the parts that can be successful. Then deliberately move through virtual steps...

Hot Landings: Starting A New Leadership Role During A Crisis

Hot Landings: Starting A New Leadership Role During A Crisis

Any executive onboarding into a new position should converge and then evolve. They should get a head start, manage their message and then pivot to set direction, build the team, sustain momentum and deliver results. However, if you’re a new leader making a hot landing...

Why So Much Of Crisis Leadership Is About Countering The Mood

Why So Much Of Crisis Leadership Is About Countering The Mood

If things are going generally well and people are heading in the right direction, deploy judo leadership, tactically redirecting their momentum. But if people are complacent or in a crisis, counter their mood, changing their state of mind and emotions and urging them...

Taking A Stockdalian-Darwinian Approach To Your Business’s Future

Taking A Stockdalian-Darwinian Approach To Your Business’s Future

COVID-19 changed everyone’s business calculations in an evolutionary instant. Some businesses will perish. Some will survive, but barely. Some will thrive. What happens to your business may have already been determined, or it may be the result of choices you make now....

How To Keep Your Team Connected While Socially Distant

How To Keep Your Team Connected While Socially Distant

Keeping your team connected while socially distant is going to require virtual meetings. The better you can make those virtual meetings work, the more connected you’ll keep your team. With the spread of COVID-19, keeping the appropriate social distance makes all the...

The Most Important Choice Facing IBM’s New CEO Arvind Krishna

The Most Important Choice Facing IBM’s New CEO Arvind Krishna

New IBM CEO Arvind Krishna is going to continue to drive IBM’s cloud business. That choice has already been made. The choice he faces is how best to do that. The answer is probably cloud as service – for the moment. Ginni Rometty started moving IBM into the cloud to...

How To Win With A Design-Focused Strategy

How To Win With A Design-Focused Strategy

As described in my earlier article on What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point, if there is a change in your situation or your ambitions, you need to jump-shift your strategy, organization and operations all together, all at the same time....

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