A Leader’s Response to Covid-19

The following are all posts relating to the Covid-19 crisis:

Conflict

Kicking off today with two quotes: The first, from one of the best books I have read recently, Principles, by Ray Dalio: “I believe we are much better off preparing to deal with a it ( a difficult situation) than wishing it weren’t true” And the second, from the tagl

Content

To start with three quotes. Two are very similar and and the other links in closely: Men cannot really long rest content with mediocrity once they see excellence is within their reach. Remember that once you have experienced excellence, you will never again be content with mediocrity.

Ask

The backstory: I was speaking with a 20 year old young woman the other day who is currently residing in Spain. A brilliant, creative mind! She is, as many who are foreigners working in another country, trying to master the native tongue. In this case the beautiful language of Spanish.

TOB Part Two:

This is part two of the trauma response leadership writing that we started on Tuesday. As you remember from that writing, we are discussing, from a leadership point of view, how the human biology works and how understanding it can set the foundation for the great strategy and leadersh

TOB Part One:

This is an in-depth topic today, so I am breaking it into two parts, today and Friday…. I took a class last week on trauma psychology. It is a theme that has kept me interested for decades and this was a great refresher course on how powerful the brain is in protecting us from t

Influence

One of my clients once asked me “Karl, can you ever make a point without telling a story”? Nope…or I sure try not to. Why? Three things come to mind… The Native American proverb that states: “Those who tell stories rule the world” Plato’s comm

Small Acts

A brief backstory…. About twenty-one years ago, I decided that, for a Christmas gift for my wife, I would carve her a nativity set. Now, it is important to note that my artistic ability has never been a stellar part of my repertoire of personal skills. Not sure what possessed me

3E

I just had a phone call with a marvelous nurse, who, as with so many of my conversations, graciously took the time to answer the myriad of questions that I always seem to have on the work I do. As part of the conversation she mentioned…”trust is built with experience”

A Reflection

I am about four subjects behind on my writings to you…I am always astonished at the amount of great, inspirational material for leaders that is my priviledge to read, consider, and share, as appropriate and needed. For, in my opinion, the best of strategy dies with lack of inspi