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“I’m so tired.” This is our common refrain right now, from CEOs to across the work spectrum. Why is everyone tired? Three things in particular: Zoom fatigue, long hours, and our COVID environment. Fatigue is, unfortunately, our default operating mode right now. The sooner we name the mental drain, the sooner we can address it. How do you combat it, in your life and in your organization?
What do you have in common with a professional athlete? If you’re an effective business leader, there’s actually quite a bit of overlap. Training, coaching, and competitive intelligence determine who is successful both in sports and in industry. From skills development to the role of a coach, business leaders have lessons to learn from athletes.
COVID is an accelerant. Whatever were the major trends were in your industry at the end of 2019, take them forward ten years, and that is where the industry is now! As we look toward 2021: where are you and where should you be?
I didn’t watch the VP debate (honestly, I am on a diet forbidding alcohol, so it was not an option). However, the ensuing coverage has me thinking about the reality of sexism in the US.
COVID is changing business behavior forever. CEOs are changing leadership styles, companies are more inwardly focused, and many companies are pivoting to stay afloat. Huge changes are taking place in time scales that previously were unthinkable. However, this work is coming at a cost to employees. There is a huge disconnect between management and employees on how the company is dealing with them. That needs to be addressed.
COVID is causing women to leave the workforce at four times the rate of men. This trend has negative consequences for women, businesses, the economy, and the country. Prior to COVID, women accounted for just over 50% of the workforce, but that number has fallen. Fallen employment opportunities and salaries will discourage women from rejoining or entering the workforce. However, they now account for the majority of our undergraduates, law school and medical school graduates. Thus we could lose our best and brightest. We need adjust