Why Is Our Leadership So Often Failing To Lead Today?

Why Is Our Leadership So Often Failing To Lead Today?

So much these days seems to be getting out of control. Not just in politics but in businesses and organizations generally. Why, and why now? What has changed – the leaders, or their world? Or perhaps it is the role of leaders that has become very different and unfamiliar. At the least, something very big seems to have happened to leadership in these COVID times, but what?

Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 1.

Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 1.

Almost every day now we read about something or other being “unavailable” or “in short supply”. Supply chains are crashing. Many kinds of workers are no longer looking for work despite millions of open jobs. COVID has largely vanished so we are told so shortages must be due to “something else”. What “something”? How do we manage in this terrible mess? Time to worry?

How To Avoid Finding Out Your Business Resilience The Hard Way

How To Avoid Finding Out Your Business Resilience The Hard Way

At long last things are getting back to normal. Masks mostly gone. Distancing mostly gone. Occupancy limits mostly gone. Huge numbers vaccinated. We are back on the road to serious economic recovery, yes? Well, such hope is nice but reality is rarely nice. What if reality is still in charge? How vulnerable is your business to the next black swan or even lesser hits? How much might not knowing cost you?

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable

Our world today is one of continuous, unpredictable change. It seems likely to stay this way for an unpredictable length of time. But managing a business requires some ability to see what’s ahead – to predict. How can you predict well enough for managing a business or organization in such an unpredictable world? Here are a few ideas.

Adaptability Is Vital for Success Today: How To Improve Yours

Adaptability Is Vital for Success Today: How To Improve Yours

Constant change is our new normal. Not stability but change itself. This means that success in such a world requires constant change – adaptation – in our businesses. No more business-as-usual. Success going forward involves agility, adaptability, and resilience. In this post, adaptability assessment and improvement are addressed.