You may have noticed a proliferation of group sing-alongs by people who are under strict stay at home orders all over the world.   We see entire communities of people are singing on their balconies or through open windows.  We hear about online music sessions with people who know or don’t know each other.  These gatherings are more than […]

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Many people are dealing with guilt associated with their Coronavirus activities or lack thereof.   According to Mindtools.com, there are two kinds of guilt — healthy and unhealthy – and there are ways to address both.  But first, it’s important to understand what kind of guilt you’re dealing with.   Healthy guilt is proportionate or rational – a reaction […]

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Spirit of Purpose · 6 Ways to Manage Remote Team Members It goes without saying that managing remotely differs from managing in-person.  No more managing-by-walking-around.  There are fewer opportunities to give spontaneous feedback.  Standing and ad hoc meetings may still happen, but the rules are not exactly the same. Harvard Business Review contributor Sabina Nawaz offers 6 great […]

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When crises like the Coronavirus impact the business world, it’s important to have a good structure for decision-making.  McKinsey & Company offers 6 tips to ensure your decision-making remains solid when battling the unprecedented and unbelievable.  First, take a breath.  Step back, take stock and prioritize.  Consider the long-term implications – look beyond what’s happening right now.  This alleviates […]

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Here are four quick tips from Harvard Business Review that can help you adapt to the unusual work conditions sparked by the Coronavirus. Try to accept that each coworker copes differently.  Some might be optimistic and others pessimistic.  Some may have trouble finding a quiet place to work or be worried about older relatives.  Circumstances for each person vary, […]

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I hear from leaders I coach that they’re concerned about how their employees are doing, but they’re afraid to intrude and overstep their boundaries.  An article in the Washington Post argues that allowing loneliness to set in is a health risk.   We humans are social beings.  Research shows that people who live alone, or report feeling lonely, […]

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As so many get used to working from home, new feelings may arise about co-workers.  Not only has our physical space changed, so has our intimate knowledge of each other’s lives.  Harvard Business Review’s Amy Gallo spoke to experts to get some advice on these shifting interpersonal dynamics. Stanford’s Monica Worline says we must accept that our […]

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As we move deeper into Coronavirus-induced isolation, anxiety and fear may threaten the sense of stability and mental health for many of us.  Steven Cohen, co-founder of Meditation for Leadership says, and I agree, now is a good time to embrace meditation. A daily meditation practice can enhance inner awareness of our thoughts and emotions and […]

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At times like these, fear of getting sick, of losing a job or a business can be overwhelming.  Meditation and mindfulness are among the healthiest ways to manage this natural response to threat.  Steven Cohen, co-founder of Meditation4Leadership, says most of us let our emotional states linger longer than necessary. We replay our fear or anger […]

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Do you have a dream that you’ve just been too busy to think through and plan for?  Well, if you’re like a lot of people, you’re in a period of forced isolation that’s given you the gift of extra time.  Consider using it to propel yourself forward once the crisis passes. Here’s an approach.   Clarify your desired […]

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