Return as a muscle: How lessons from COVID-19 can shape a robust operating model for hybrid and beyond

Return as a muscle: How lessons from COVID-19 can shape a robust operating model for hybrid and beyond

New research shows how resilient organizations thrived through the pandemic. Here’s how to use those lessons to craft a better approach to how work gets done across time (real and asynchronous) and space (digital and physical). In May 2020, we published an article arguing that the return to the workplace was a new muscle that organizations…

State of Readiness; Brent Gleeson; Navy SEAL and Author of “Taking Point” and “Embrace the Suck”

State of Readiness; Brent Gleeson; Navy SEAL and Author of “Taking Point” and “Embrace the Suck”

Today I invite back to “State of Readiness”, Brent Gleeson, a Navy SEAL combat veteran and serial entrepreneur. In addition to being a best-selling author of “Taking Point” and his new release, “Embrace the Suck“, Brent has leveraged the principles of leadership, discipline, accountability and resiliency learned in training and applied down range for building…

You Don’t Have to Be CEO to Be a Visionary Leader

You Don’t Have to Be CEO to Be a Visionary Leader

Summary. Creating a unifying vision for an organization is a fundamental skill for leaders. A simple, bold, inspirational vision can feel almost magical: it brings people throughout the company together around a common goal and provides a focal point for developing strategies to achieve a better future. Unfortunately, however, building a vision has become more…

“Nomads at Last” – Redux

“Nomads at Last” – Redux

It’s January 2020.  I have just made a pitch to the corporate big-wigs for a way to reduce their real-estate costs (premises including rent and utilities), their corporate travel costs, even their carbon footprint using the latest telephony and collaborative applications.  I postulate that they will even see an increase in productivity while improving their…

The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships

The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships

Today’s leaders have never been under so much pressure. Even as they navigate the evolving COVID-19 crisis—keeping their customers and employees safe and their businesses viable—expectations are sky-high. Shareholders are calling for foresight, bold strategies, agility, and resilience, while governments and communities increasingly expect businesses to support broader goals, such as sustainability and social justice. For…