Dealing with the Two Fronts of Every Crisis

Leading Blog

E VERY CRISIS places a leader between two fronts: Issue and Fear. Understanding the difference and managing both is key to dealing with a crisis successfully. In a true crisis, you are faced with rapid, real-time innovation under stress “embedded in fear.”

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Learning & Development’s Role in Operational Efficiencies in 2022

HR Digest

According to Training magazine’s 2020 Training Industry Report most respondents (54%) indicated that they plan to return to some classroom training post-pandemic while maintaining some remote learning instituted during the crisis. Operations Before Experiences.

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Leaders: Build Your Pre-Resilience for Times of Crisis

Strategy Driven

Your organization is going to face a crisis. We explored those questions while researching for our recent book, Navigating an Organizational Crisis : When Leadership Matters Most , (available on Amazon) and came away with some insight about how leaders might ready themselves. Just as you prepare your organization for disaster response, crisis communications, and continuity of operations, you can also prepare yourself. This is not a question of IF but WHEN.

What to Do When a Personal Crisis Is Hurting Your Professional Life

Harvard Business

At some point, we all confront a stressful life event or personal crisis that threatens to distract us from work. Here’s some advice on how to navigate work when you’re having a personal crisis. First, take stock of the resources you have at hand “both inside and outside the organization” to help you through this crisis, Dutton says. There is no right answer when handling a crisis situation. Issara Willenskomer/Unsplash.

The Seven Tests of A CEO

Leading Blog

Listening is actually being alert to the whole ecosystem in which you operate.” Test #6 Can You Handle a Crisis? A crisis often emerges out of uncertain times. If you have passed the first five tests, you are much more likely to better handle the next crisis.

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What’s Holding YOU Back?

In the CEO Afterlife

The operative word in the question is “YOU.” These are the ‘softer’ factors that include empathy, stress, contentment, how you lead, how you inspire, and how you impact others. Human Resources Leadership Life Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Mentoring New Year''s Resolutions Resolutions Strategy Vision “What is holding you back?”

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

Even though the tasks mount up, you have a knack for performing magnificently under deadline, stress and high expectations. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood. This TV special got a lot of attention because it was unique live, just like opening night of the Broadway show on which it was based.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

Even though the tasks mount up, you have a knack for performing magnificently under deadline, stress and high expectations. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood. This TV special got a lot of attention because it was unique live, just like opening night of the Broadway show on which it was based.

How to Become a Healing Leader

Skip Prichard

Although none are perfect, they operate in a way that generates engagement and fulfillment for their employees, delight and loyalty for their customers, positive contributions to their communities and to the environment, and excellent returns for their owners and investors. A number of other people were also homeless and dealing with all kinds of extraordinary stress. Make Your Mission Greater than Profit.

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What We Can Learn About Resilience from Female Leaders of the UN

Harvard Business

Through my leadership development work with the United Nations (UN), I’ve been privileged to work with professionals who operate in some of the world’s most challenging contexts. An artist, El Hage draws when she feels stressed. This is a great way to keep the stress level down.” So pay attention to signs of stress and treat yourself as kindly as you’d treat your best friend. Stress Leadership Crisis management Digital Article

Stress Isn’t a Threat, It’s a Signal to Change

Harvard Business Review

Is stress impairing your performance at work and compromising your relationships? Changing the way you think about stress can help you turn stress into an ally and use it to improve mental agility and work performance; a report in the Journal of Experimental Psychology showed that physiological and cognitive benefits result from thinking of stress as “functional and adaptive” rather than a signifier of “threat.”. Turning stress to your advantage is no easy task.

Crisis Management Failures in Japan's Reactors and the BP Spill

Harvard Business Review

A potentially catastrophic technological problem, an incomplete crisis response plan, misleading early information, divided private and public authority, ineffective initial actions. These two unprecedented events are stark reminders that effective crisis management involving complex science and technology is wholly dependent on well-thought-out — and actively practiced — crisis response plans. BP Crisis management Government TEPCO

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

The idea that leaders are trustworthy, honest, and can be relied on to operate in the best interest of the public, the employee, the student, the parishioner, or even the shareholder has been shattered.

Leaders: Are You Ready For A Purpose-Led Future?

Lead Change Blog

During times of crisis, individual purpose acts as a guidepost that can help people face up to uncertainties and navigate them better, and thus mitigate the damaging effects of long-term stress. So knowing that individual purpose is such a contributor to both team member well-being but also business performance, it is imperative that leaders pay more attention to this as business returns to operations and begin feeling their way into the subsequent phases of the “next to normal.”.

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Solving the Debt Crisis May Be Europe's Biggest Step Forward

Harvard Business Review

For the past 18 months, European policymakers have been trying to deal with a crisis that represents the biggest challenge to the European integration project since its creation after World War II. The crisis has already had a profound political impact, sweeping aside leaders in no fewer than five member countries of the EU, two of which — Greece and Italy — now have unelected, "technocratic" national emergency governments.

Your Company Needs a Communications Plan for Data Breaches

Harvard Business

” When a data breach happens, there is nothing worse than trying to figure out how to manage the crisis on the fly as it is still happening. Even a rumor of a breach can trigger a communications crisis. It can’t be stressed enough how much time this will save later in trying to determine how to respond. First, decide who in the organization is best suited to handle the crisis and form a crisis communication team (as a subset of your breach response team).

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What it Takes to be an Entrepreneurial Leader

Leading Blog

Enterprises go through four stages of maturity —customer validation (a product or service that someone is willing to pay for), operational validation (deliver and satisfy the customers), financial validation (financial security under changing market and competitive conditions), self-sustainability (creating a process of innovation that enables the enterprises to be renewed)—and entrepreneurial leaders must grow with them.

“We Had Gone Back 20 Years.” The Heads of Puerto Rico’s Largest Media Company on Life After Hurricane Maria

Harvard Business

María Luisa: The hurricane forced us to stretch our thinking, challenging our perception of what we believe we could do — what we are capable of achieving in times of crisis. Crisis brings opportunities to explore uncharted territories. These opportunities sprouted from the crisis. María Luisa: Our businesses were able to operate immediately after Maria because we planned for redundancy — generators, diesel, tech infrastructure.

Top 3 Tips To Be A Better Manager

Strategy Driven

You’re in charge of the day-to-day operations and often oversee the employees. Leadership means staying calm when everyone is overwhelmed and acting swiftly in times of crisis. Additionally, be mindful of the environment in which your employees work and keep it stress-free.

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October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Jon Lokhorst of Lokhorst Consulting shared Leading Yourself Through Crisis. Jon explains: “ Strengthening your self-leadership skills will make you a better team leader and empower you to face the stress and distractions of a historic crisis. Priscilla writes: “ Your business foundation includes all the assumptions upon which you developed your operating model, processes, marketing, manufacturing, products, and services.

Inspiring Leadership: Bringing Purpose to Life

The Practical Leader

Let purpose drive your strategy and operations. Stress-test your purpose with discussions on responding during crisis. I wrote this story for the Purpose chapter in Pathways to Performance : Two workers were digging a trench and laying cable.

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The Magic Potion in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Some served as heads of businesses that operated across geographies in multiple countries and many continents. Your pyrotechnics hidden in your false temper – simulation of stress you orchestrated was perhaps only to extract results from people you lead.”

50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

High stress and anxiety — at all levels. Strategic and operational paralysis has become the norm. Too many operational changes. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Uncategorized Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Life VisionNow that I have your attention, the decay I am actually referring to is the 50 warning signs of corporate decay. Watch out for them in your organization.

Leadership Lessons from the Navy

Skip Prichard

His book, Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence is loaded with advice to help all leaders aspiring to operate at the highest levels. A few months prior, I had been selected to be executive officer, or XO (Chief Operating Officer), of U.S.

November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

They write: “Just because the business world has always operated one way doesn’t mean it should keep operating that way. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Solving the Talent Crisis. Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching & Consulting provided How Leaders Power Pause Under Stress. The more stress we’re under, the more easily and quickly we’re triggered.

Taking Care of Busyness to Improve Your Business

The Practical Leader

During these times of crisis and frantic change, we can get caught running flat out with our heads down. Disruptive technologies are stressing, distressing, and misdirecting many teams and organizations.

Why the Health of Your Doctor Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

Practicing medicine these days is stressful. In addition to caring for patients in the exam room or operating suite, physicians face challenges of navigating the reporting requirements of new payment models. Still, knowing what we do about the impact of stress, we’re concerned for all those who run the risk of lacking sufficient social connections to maintain good health for themselves. Trauma makes people more vulnerable to stress and feeling threatened.

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The 3 Questions Leaders Must Ask And Answer

Tanveer Naseer

During the past six of the fourteen years I’ve been an executive coach and leadership educator, my observation is that my clients are generally more stressed each year than they were the year before. Finally, I ask, “How many of you are operating in a constantly changing competitive environment?” Beginning with the Financial Crisis of 2008, most organizations have adopted a do more with less approach to their operations. The following is a guest piece by Scott Eblin.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Jon explains: “ Although lower case numbers and increased vaccine availability offer hope that the crisis is nearing the end, the pandemic’s finish line is still an elusive target. And chances are, your pre-pandemic life wasn’t exactly stress-free, either. Data is important, don’t get me wrong, but it is only one side of the coin driving innovation and operational success. Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival!

3 Ways to Redefine Your Organization for a New Era

HR Digest

With the world on lockdown, organizations everywhere have had to rethink how they operate. But in the midst of the crisis, some have discovered something unexpected: productivity has gone up, not down. Panic and paralysis aren’t inevitable reactions to a crisis.

4 Benefits of Server Monitoring: How Involved in Every Aspect of Your Business Can You Afford to Be?

Strategy Driven

When business owners first open up their doors, either literally or proverbially, they often manage most or all aspects of the company’s operations.

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is the definition of presence, and it is only when we operate in the present that real creativity, growth and innovation occur. Operating in excess of that threshold will cause increased stress, lack of attention to detail and errant decisioning.

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Three Ways Leaders Outsmart Themselves

CO2

They Are Responding to a Crisis. Under stressful conditions, our reptilian brains push us toward action (fight or flight), not deliberation and conversation. The airline industry has found, for instance, that under stressful conditions pilots who go into command-and-control mode have a higher failure rate than those who ask for feedback from their crew before making any decisions. Leaders need to operate from a perspective of Not Knowing.

Are Kodak's Outside Directors Wrong to Desert a Sinking Ship?

Harvard Business Review

Fundamentally, it is extremely problematic for directors to resign when their companies are in crisis because effective board stewardship — particularly from outside directors — is most needed at such junctures. These directors departed mainly because they lacked the time to devote to board duties, which grew heavier during the global financial crisis. Of course, director resignation in times of crisis is sometimes warranted and perhaps even necessary.

Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Identify problems upstream and spare the organization a lot of stress and expense.

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Workplace Compliance Considerations for Remote Employees

HR Digest

With the growing work from home situations, employers and organizations should be aware of the efficient practices of remote work, operational as well as legal.

Make Your Organization Anti-Fragile

Harvard Business Review

They break under stress. Why do relatively few companies prove resilient and withstand stress? And why are even fewer "anti-fragile" — that is, they get stronger when stressed? Anti-fragile systems love randomness and uncertainty; going beyond resilience or robustness, they get stronger with stress and volatility. having sacrificed customer intimacy for increased operational excellence gains through widespread cost cutting, are well documented.

Performance Appraisal & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. These key areas include: Manage operations with minimal loss and disruption to daily business flow. However, not all sectors will be impacted by the ongoing crisis.

What Your Boss Needs to Know About Engagement

Harvard Business Review

These are precisely the people who should be operating at peak creativity and productivity. For one thing, 36% of workers feel stress, and nearly half of those say it's because of low wages. As the APA survey shows, much of the engagement-killing stress that workers feel comes from being asked to do too much with too little. Whether you are a leader or individual contributor, what are your solutions to this crisis? Managing people Motivation Stress APA

The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

A solution that is situationally appropriate and highly adaptable to unanticipated stresses is, in a way, “best&# , but rarely shows up in the “solutions&# literature. Their core is the design and the idea, the operating system, plus the network environment such as iTunes.

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Shaping Performance & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. These key areas include: Manage operations with minimal loss and disruption to daily business flow. However, not all sectors will be impacted by the ongoing crisis.

A Technique to Bridge the Gap Between Marketing and IT

Harvard Business Review

and uncovers new customer insights; it then turns to operations to translate the insights into action.and hits a wall. The people in operations are too focused on fulfilling internal requests and service agreements to worry about customers, the ones that pay real money. The financial crisis changed the market conditions for banks and also people''s attitudes towards banks. Some provoked positive feelings, but some also prompted frustration, anger, and stress.

The Mood in Tokyo, One Week After

Harvard Business Review

As we approached Nippori Station on the East of Tokyo the announcer apologized that the train was three minutes late, explaining that they were "operating at lower speeds for the purpose of energy conservation." My tough old friend was less happy about the senior levels of government and the response by TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power, the owner/operator of the Fukushima reactors). Downtown, the streets were relatively empty for a Saturday, but I stress the word relatively.