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Feeling Overwhelmed? Stay Calm, Stay the Course, Stay Connected

Feeling Overwhelmed by Change?

A well-informed leader adeptly navigates change with thoughtfulness, minimizing resistance fueled by anxiety, and ensures a smoothly communicated transition.

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Curiosity Comes in Handy

Curiosity Comes in Handy

When encountering difficulties at work, our automatic response typically involves judgment and action. This response is unsurprising…

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On the RL Balcony

On The 2024 RL Balcony

Another year filled with many opportunities to exercise leadership—for ourselves and others—every one of the 366 days in 2024.

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3 Resilient Leadership Strategies for Navigating Disruptive Change

3 Resilient Leadership Strategies for Navigating Disruptive Change

VUCA affects our workplace, our relationships, and even our expectations for the future. Every day, we encounter a VUCA state of unease.

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Turtles

Don’t Steal the Struggle

“Whew life starts out so hard!” I asked her if they ever helped these turtles during this first part of their life.

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POTM

VUCA + P

More and more, we add to VUCA the reality of Polarization—a sad but expanding spread of extremism —a divisive way of thinking and acting.

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Toxicity in the Workplace: A Conversation We Need to Have

In toxic work environments, employees experience high levels of stress, communication is limited, blame becomes the norm, and harmful attitudes and actions are rewarded.

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Using-Physical-Relaxation-Practices-to-be-Less-Anxious

Using Physical Relaxation Practices to be Less Anxious

Leaders face significant challenges as they attempt to stay connected to their dispersed colleagues while at the same time exerting a positive influence on those they lead.

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Dispersed Work Force

Staying Connected with a Dispersed Workforce

Leaders face significant challenges as they attempt to stay connected to their dispersed colleagues while at the same time exerting a positive influence on those they lead.

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What Can I Learn About My Reactivity?

What Can I Learn About My Reactivity?

What Can I Learn About My Reactivity? The positive, healthy kind that keeps us alive and flourishing and hyperreactivity that

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What-is-the-pathway-forward-from-a-VUCA-Challenge

What is the pathway forward from a VUCA Challenge

The level of anxiety we face worldwide is extreme and escalating due to a confluence of many complex issues. As a leader, you are the one people look to for clear direction, encouragement, and stability.

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VUCA World's Fair

VUCA – It’s Been Around for Awhile

Recently, very challenging situations have been labeled VUCA challenges highlighting that the systems-level solutions must simultaneously deal with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

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Balance the Seesaw

Balance the Seesaw

VUCA challenges often have immediate and long-term consequences that are far-reaching in scope. VUCA challenges are system-level challenges in that the causes, impacts, and solutions require thinking and acting from a perspective that considers both natural and manmade systems.

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Leading Through Resistance and Sabotage

Leading Through Resistance and Sabotage

Leaders face many situations as they attempt to lead change. Inevitably, they bump up against resistance that feels like deliberate sabotage and often struggle with how to respond.

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