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6 COVID-19 Induced Reasons Why You Should Scrap Your Current Strategic Plan

6 COVID-19 Induced Reasons Why You Should Scrap Your Current Strategic Plan

When things start to settle a bit in your world as you adjust to the new reality caused by the global COVID-19 Pandemic, be prepared to dramatically revise your strategic plan. It’s no longer strategically viable. Whether your operations experience a positive or negative impact for two weeks or two years, the future work world you were envisioning when your plan was created no longer exists.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on April 21, 2020 in Strategic Planning and tagged , ,

 

Can You Lead When Your Team is in Crises?

Can You Lead When Your Team is in Crises?

With most of the country now entering the second week of voluntary or mandatory quarantine and no or remote-work status, our personal and work worlds have changed. As a leader, be prepared to lead your teams to and through their emotional, psychological and physical reactions to the changes they’re experiencing. How you lead your teams in the second stage of change will exemplify how you can or can not lead in crises.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on March 24, 2020 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Are You Building A Solid Leadership Foundation?

Are You Building A Solid Leadership Foundation?

One of the many pleasures of my work is that I have the opportunity to observe, work with, learn from, and laugh with some incredibly good leaders. I also am able to experience others, who, though well-meaning, create more work, confusion, and frustration than they realize. One of the fundamental differences in these two types of leaders is that those who I view as ‘good leaders’ intentionally reassess and develop their own leadership skills while they dedicate time and resources to developing the leadership skills in others. Why? Good leaders realize one simple truth: The more skills their teams have, and the more united they are in their actions, the stronger they will perform. Win - Win - Win.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on November 26, 2019 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

How Well Do You Know Your Team?

How Well Do You Know Your Team?

How well do you know your team members? Besides knowing their names and generally what their jobs are, do you have a realistic understanding of their workplace challenges, the projects they’re involved with, their professional goals, and their unique skills weaknesses or areas of expertise? No? I understand. It’s tough enough having time to get your own work done much less worry about your team members’ challenges. However, the sooner you understand your team members better, the sooner you’ll relieve some of your workplace stress, you’ll strengthen your workplace relationships, and you’ll see your performance - and your entire team’s performance - improve.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on October 22, 2019 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

The Rapidly Diminishing Leadership Skill

The Rapidly Diminishing Leadership Skill

I’m seeing it more and more frequently. In discussions with clients and colleagues, they see it too. This fundamental leadership skill is diminishing in leaders across industries, across generations, and ethnicities. It’s fading less rapidly at the executive level. Several of my clients admit it’s diminishing within their executive teams as well. However, I see it more obviously with mid-level managers.

Managers are losing the ability to stay focused on the task at hand and deliver what is expected.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on July 23, 2019 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,