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After a Spring with Coronavirus – What Have We Learned?

Nobody Can Deny It – Life's Been Rather Different This Spring

In one way or another, we’ve all felt the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Far too many people have had disaster in their families or at their doorsteps. Like our it-supporter in Brazil who wrote to me the other day “3 neighbours and a distant relative have died, and …”.

I sincerely hope that for you the effects have been nothing like his. 

However, even if we haven’t had disaster this...

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Remote Leadership – how to Stay Relevant and Engaging when Leading from a Distance

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Same – But Different

When working with employees remotely, you are essentially required to deliver a timely and engaging day-to-day leadership just as you should if you were in proximity of your employees. But there is one big difference, that makes it more challenging. The communication channels are much narrower.

Since you won’t meet your employees at the coffee machine and in the hallway, you will be exposed to fewer informal cues from your employees...

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Time to Replace Cancellations with Online Training

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Right now, Training & Development Staff Everywhere are Being Asked to Postpone and Cancel Training Programs

At the time of writing this blogpost, the Western World is fearful about the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic. And C-suites are tempted to reach for the auto-pilot from the finance crisis (and every crisis before that) and simply cancel training efforts. But this time it is appropriate to warn against wholesale cancellations of all training and...

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Our Language about Leadership Performance Doesn’t Encourage Collaboration

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Do you Ever Stop Yourself from Discussing Day-to-Day Leadership with Colleagues?

From time to time, leaders inevitably find themselves wondering how to tackle a situation. But most leaders hesitate to talk with their peers about it. Even if a close colleague would be in a unique position to understand what the leader is up against. 

Discussing Leadership Challenges would be the Logical Thing to Do

Most people will agree that to discuss with a peer, a boss or...

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Leadership in Agile Work Environments

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Employees call for visible and engaging leaders – especially when work “turns agile”

Employees everywhere complain about invisible and un-engaging leaders. This problem will increase with the changes we are currently undergoing when it comes to how work is organized.

The solution lies in shifting focus from competencies and personalities to leadership deliverables.

 

In Earlier Times a Look at the Organization Chart would Tell...

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Succession Planning based on Leadership Deliverables

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Succession Planning is often easier to agree upon than to implement

Nothing is easier than recognizing the need for a well designed, smooth leadership succession program. Identifying and grooming specific people to take over when a manager moves on in the organisation or leaves is a way to ensure consistency and organisational resilience. But just filling gaps isn’t everything to strive for.

 

Leadership succession is leadership development

A succession...

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