Corporate Climate Check: Disruption, the New “Normal”

Corporate Climate Check: Disruption, the New “Normal”

The times they are a-changing…

One could argue that this has always been true. There have been constant shifts throughout the 20th and 21st centuries that have made things unpredictable and uncertain for many workers and businesses. I don’t think there can be any argument that the last decade has brought a level of change that is unprecedented. However, a constant stream of new “disruptions” to the marketplace has kept us on our toes in a way that we’ve never had to before.

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Your Archetypal Blueprint™ Type

Your Archetypal Blueprint™ Type

Each person has a primary Archetypal Blueprint™ type which we use most frequently and comfortably. However, this primary Archetypal Blueprint™ type may change over time or according to circumstance. Different situations will call forward different aspects of your Archetypal Blueprint™ type, especially in corporate settings. This is important for leaders because when you operate from different places within your Archetypal Blueprint™ types, people respond to you differently.

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Leadership Tool: Success Notebook

Leadership Tool: Success Notebook

Recently I was working with a leader who was starting to suffer burnout from too much consistent stress, pressure, and activity. He’s an executive in the healthcare industry, and that area has been pummeled with dynamic new changes, demands, and needs over the past several years. After some conversation, we discovered that one of the factors contributing to his stress was that he and his teams were not achieving the vision they had set out for themselves. Not only were they seemingly not getting closer, but he himself was starting to lose faith in what that future would be. He typically is quite a visionary in his field, and for him to lose his sense of what ‘could be’ made things bleak for him. He didn’t know if he could trust his aspirations because they weren’t manifesting themselves in the way he envisioned. Setting certain expectations and then not hitting them created a loss of faith in his greater vision. This loss of faith deteriorated his motivation and was starting to affect his energy. Needless to say, his loss of faith and energy also had an impact on what his team deemed possible.

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The 4 Demons of Prioritization

The 4 Demons of Prioritization

“Where did the day go? What did I get done? Why isn’t this to-do list shrinking? A work/life balance? What’s that?”

Ambitious, dedicated, and passionate professionals are constantly facing these questions. Not a single one of my clients is free from them; there’s always the “time management” question and the pressure to do more.  As it turns out, I am not immune to this issue either. Gah! So where does that time go? Having priorities in one’s work can greatly help with time/task management, but even with ‘priorities’, our time, energy, and efforts can go in unexpected directions. It’s time to explore the 4 demons of priority derailment.

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