State of Readiness; Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz, US Navy F-14 Fighter Pilot and Author
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State of Readiness; Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz, US Navy F-14 Fighter Pilot and Author

Her books are “Fearless Leadership” and “Span of Control” In this episode of “State of Readiness”, Joseph Paris invites Carey Lohrenz as his guest. Carey was the first female F-14 fighter pilots in the United States Navy; call-sign Vixen. Given her experiences, she knows well that inconsistent execution in fast-moving, dynamic environments can generate catastrophic…

4 lessons the pandemic taught us about work, life, and balance
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4 lessons the pandemic taught us about work, life, and balance

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work for good. Can it also change it for the better? Consultant Patty McCord reviews four key insights employers and employees alike gleaned from their shift to working from home — and shares how companies can use what they learned in lockdown to creatively and innovatively rethink how…

The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership
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The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

Summary.  It is often said that a strong vision makes a good leader. But in a crisis, people don’t need a vision to inspire them–they’re already raring to act. Instead, they need what psychologists call “holding”–leaders who acknowledge their emotions and give them a sense of context and reality. Holding allows people to channel their desire…

Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions
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Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions

Leaders today need to revisit an overlooked skill: asking questions. In my 40 years as an executive and advisor in Silicon Valley, I’ve often seen leaders assume that people look to them for answers — bold assertions that build people’s confidence in their competence. But in reality, that kind of approach erodes trust, especially at…