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Successfully Leading Momentous Change

(Originally published in Issue #34 JETNETiQ Pulse) https://bit.ly/JETNETiQPulse34 Whatever we defined as change before last year, we can all agree that the current definition has significantly expanded. As we finish 2021, the horizon remains foggy, whether in customer...

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Returning to the path of improvement

Returning to the path of improvement

Many leaders try on new behaviors as part of their self-improvement. These behaviors form a vulnerable veneer that easily strips away during times of stress. If the leader is resilient, they may treat the moment as a bump on the road. If less so, they may abandon the...

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Letting go of control

In times of great uncertainty, we search for certainty. That search often ends with our need to control anything we can. And control shows up as more command than consult decisions, more stringent approval policies, telling more than listening, turning memos into...

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6 Ways We Lead Through Adversity

6 Ways We Lead Through Adversity

Many of us are justifiably concerned with how to lead our teams through adversity in these extraordinary times. If you are a leader charged with keeping things going, consider these tactics: Focus on stakeholders. When adversity occurs, fears run high with...

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12 Leadership Lessons from Low Tides and Crisis

12 Leadership Lessons from Low Tides and Crisis

Note: When I first published this a few years ago, it was a cautionary tale about preparing our organizations for ordinary challenges. I hope the lessons are helpful to you now. High tides indeed lift all boats. What about low tides? As leaders, we enjoy the time of...

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4 Ways to Make Culture Change Personal

4 Ways to Make Culture Change Personal

At any moment in time, thousands of leaders are discussing how to change and improve their organizational cultures. How can we engage and make the change personal for us? 1.  Respect the culture and leaders that came before. We change cultures to remain...

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Conquering the Fear of Rapid Decision Making

Conquering the Fear of Rapid Decision Making

Leaders are required to make decisions and deliver results. When we face a problem, we make decisions, we act, and we succeed, fail, and sometimes learn. As we reflect on a decision, we often find that the determination and subsequent actions were available to us...

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