The Best Letter An Employee Could Ever Write You

Happy Easter Mrs. CEO, I am one of your employees. I work in operations, and I don’t have a fancy title. I like working here, I like what I do, and I love my career. My role here has grown in ways I never expected, and I am thrilled with the direction my job has taken. I wanted to write you because I only see you at last year's Zoom Christmas party or on the website, but I never have the chance to talk to you.…

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Trust & Chance: 2 Things You Need for Leading in a Crisis

Leading in a crisis presents an entirely new scope of challenges, and leaders of all kinds need to be prepared. I have given many workshops and keynotes in the past year where I relate my leadership experiences from the army and responding to disasters. Leading in a crisis There is one question that comes up at the end of almost every one of the bookings: How do you lead people during emergencies when they are scattered all over the place, and you have no idea what…

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5 Steps You Can Use To Build a “First Team” Mindset

Credit to: Patrick Lencioni & The Table Group for the "First Team" concept and  Dalmau Consulting for the image I loved my job. I was part of a powerful and effective executive team, to whom I was loyal. I had no problem identifying that they were the team I was personally responsible for and accountable for. They were my ‘First Team.’ I had built my own team into a great team. People took on some of the most complex projects you could imagine and not just…

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