Should you take action–or take stock?

Taking action is a challenge. Sometimes, that’s because you can’t decide on which action to take. “I just know what I’m doing now ain’t working.” Other times, it’s because you know your actions are working … but you don’t like where it’s taking you. “Something’s gotta give.” There is help available for both situations. You’ll find it in the following …

Another good reason to pause

“Beware the ides of March.” It’s when that notable executive, Julius Caesar, was assassinated. We’re past March 15. In fact, in a week, March will have one day left. Think about that. We’ve “just” come off a hard year, one many felt was an absolute slog of a marathon. And suddenly, we are 25-percent DONE with the year after that …

A sector that thrived in 2020

If there was one word I became sick of in 2020, it was “unprecedented.” It was a good way to hedge bets: Things can be unprecedentedly good or unprecedentedly bad. So I appreciated this article from automotive vendor Roadster sidestepping “unprecedented,” “good” and “bad,” going straight for the obvious: “crazy.” But dust is starting to settle in Crazy Town. The …

Updating on Changes vs. Explaining the Changes

I’ve shared this before, but it’s worth sharing again as organizations anticipate the changes they want to make for 2021. From the Harvard Business Review: “Don’t Just Tell Employees Organizational Changes Are Coming–Explain Why.” Are you telling your employees what’s on the horizon? Are you explaining why those changes are coming? What gets in the way of those two activities? …