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Do you feel particularly tired theses days? A lot of our clients say working from home remotely is exhausting. Jack and I find that to be true. Why would it be tiring to work remotely when you don’t leave your own driveway and you’re surrounded by all the comforts of home? It’s the radical, shattering change that we’re experiencing. It’s legitimate that you feel that way–and there’s brain science to prove it. If we thought you were going through life-shattering change 3 weeks ago–now you[…]
Coronavirus lockdown? Our message always under siege has been–ATTACK! The last thing we can do is to go into personal lockdown. It’s time to go on the offensive with every fiber of our beings, as never before. At this point, developing the skills and technology to connect virtually to remote teams, clients, and prospects will be key. Once past the pandemic, remote work and a tendency toward social isolation will continue. Even when we get the “all clear,” the pattern of a new virtual culture will[…]
We’ve been talking to a lot of people who were living in an entirely different universe just two short weeks ago. So where do we go from here? There was an office here before this. It was our daily main street–with people, groups, food and beverage. When you walked in the door, you got a sense of the temperature of the people in the room. You absorbed the dynamics of the team environment. The change has been abrupt, jaw dropping, unbelievable–and not one of us has processed[…]
Leading Remote Teams to Peak Performance During the Global Pandemic By Jessica Sager Senior Consultant Delta Associates, Inc. Reaching out to you: In this special edition of the Tuesday Report, we thank you, our readers, for the opportunity to serve you. Our mission and passion is to stand with you as we move through the COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is to not only survive but to thrive in these challenging circumstances. Please contact us and let us know how we can help. Carol Kallendorf, PhD, Founder,[…]
How did you feel the first time you walked into your boss’s office for your first review? Truth be told I thought I was the one who should be evaluating my boss. I was certainly smarter and more competent than he was. He was very fortunate he hired me. I’d really saved this organization. Yet on the other hand, this boss evaluating me had the total ability to fire me on the spot–it had happened before. He could give me a raise or promote me. […]
The process of alignment in most organizations today is episodic and often crisis-driven, rather than an organizational strategy. Organizations must embrace a system of aligning and coaching their top talent as a business strategy.
Who’s skin is in your game–really? In any event of life we are spectators, watching the outcome with little to lose, or we have a great deal personally on the line–we have skin in the game.
Has anyone ever created a great expectation for you–then totally blown up your hope? Was this a person who had the resources to do something life-changing for you? Did they systematically lead you to believe they’d do what they promised–but never came through? Then they gave no explanation whatsoever for why–nor expressed any regret. This happened to Benjamin Franklin, 18th century American Founding Father, inventor, and diplomat. Franklin as a young man formed a friendship with the Governor William Keith, governor of Pennsylvania, who took[…]
Have you ever dealt with a “Loose Cannon?” He or she can be one of the most dangerous threats to your career. Simply defined, the Loose Cannon on your team is the person who is apt to do anything or say anything that causes devastating and immediate damage to your team. Their blasts don’t come from behind enemy lines–they fire at point blank from within, right at you and your team. Often the Loose Canon doesn’t give you a hint of what they are capable[…]
Getting teams right is critical to organizational success. Nothing is more important. I recently sat down to talk with Matty Wishnow, founder of Clearhead, headquartered in Austin, Texas to talk about Matty’s model of team success. Clearhead began with less than a million dollars in annual revenues and sold to Accenture, a large International consulting firm. Matty has developed an effective team model for 21st Century organizations. Getting teams right is not only not easy, getting teams wrong has sunk many organizations with large burdensome employee headcounts and ambiguous[…]