Remember that your wins, your successes, your accomplishments are always built on the effort of others. Those who have covered for you, who have supported you, who have motivated you, who have done what you didn't want to do, who have kicked you when you needed a kick and hugged you when you needed a … Continue reading The effort of others
This is an historical period that is completely out of the ordinary. Exceptions are made, circumstances are raised, needs are shaped. Yet, we should be careful using all of this as an excuse to deviate from our path. In most cases, we can still continue pursuing what we were pursuing before. The values, beliefs, rules … Continue reading Facade
The way companies communicate and engage with their employees in this time of crisis is going to have long term effects on motivation. It is understandable that managers and leaders are focused on business continuity (no business = no employees). Nonetheless, if that is the only thing they talk about, the rationale behind every action … Continue reading What else do you care about?
Discussing a plan, an idea, a project, a strategy with somebody who's on a different agenda is challenging. To push it through, you might be tempted to do one or more of the following. Make it about the lack of alternatives - i.e. if we don't do this, we will do nothing. Make it about … Continue reading All the difference
Why do people keep going out and gather in groups when they are told to stay in and avoid in person contacts? Because it is very difficult for each one of us to picture what could be, what could happen, the damage (or good) we might be bringing about. Until that is finally here and … Continue reading Authority and people
Our world has been moving at two speeds for a long time now. The virus that is spreading in so many countries today is an example of what has already been happening for decades. Somewhere, something ignites, and by the time the fire is everywhere, old and local institutions are still arguing to figure out … Continue reading Two speeds
In a moment of crisis, we need leaders that act responsibly. Not in the sense that they need to come to us and tell that it's their fault, or that they have made a decision and here is what we all have to do to comply. Responsibility is being accountable for your own actions, and … Continue reading The first one