Even for the most accomplished leaders, the road to success is not always linear. Ups and downs, twists and turns, and even complete 180ºs can all make for a challenging journey. Changing the strategy -- or pivoting, as we know it today, can occur for a variety of reasons. New information, a market shift, even a worldwide crisis such as Covid-19 are all potential triggers of change. The important thing is to recognize the need to course correct when it presents itself, and take decisive action.
Pivoting may encompass a series of small, gradual decisions, or be an earth-shattering leap. ...Readmore
How are you adapting during these turbulent times?
Manon offers some thoughts on being resilient while dealing with all the emotions that COVID-19 can create.
Work and stress go hand-in-hand for most of us. Usually, work-related stress can be left at the office but, sometimes, it can be impossible to "switch off" when we get home. This kind of stress, which can include intense worry and even anger, can negatively impact relationships and home life. If you have a partner who is experiencing this, it can be very hard to know how best to help. This article sets out a few ways to support them.
In the first few minutes of getting home, your spouse or significant other may feel the need to unburden themselves by recounting their frustration...Readmore
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is becoming an increasingly important consideration when hiring new employees and evaluating the potential of existing ones. Given that our EQ can influence our success at work (and in our personal lives), it's important to understand what it is.
There are many schools of thought as to how to best describe EQ. Usually, it is viewed as a combination of inter-personal and intra-personal capabilities and as having a number of elements or categories. I like the four key pillars set out below, each with their own set of competencies:
The four key pillars ...Readmore
Every day we make thousands of decisions, most of which we barely acknowledge. What to eat for breakfast? Which clothes to wear? Which route to take to an appointment? But not all decisions are equal and many of the decisions we make in our personal lives and in business can have major implications. We have all made decisions we regret, so what can we do to ensure that bad decisions are a thing of the past? Understanding the main contributors to poor decision making can help -- here we explain the five key issues:
Avoid making decisions based solely on emotion.
Emotions can influen...Readmore