Lead Through Turbulent Times

Resilient Leadership

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Discover ways to lead your organization through crisis to adapt to changing circumstances, protect its most valuable assets and emerge even stronger.

Building a Resilient Organization: What leaders need to do in times of crisis to survive, stabilize and thrive again

Agility and resiliency are critical to helping you find ways to survive and stabilize so your organization can thrive again.  Every storm will pass.  It’s the work you do in the midst of the storm that will position your organization and your people to come through this, perhaps even stronger than before.  Your ability to mobilize and inspire your talent becomes a critical aspect of survival.  Your decisions and actions determine whether your people will be an asset or a liability. This requires quickly developing and adapting a new operating model to avoid derailers that can cause business failure.

While recessions impact most organizations, an HBR study found that while 17% did not survive the 2008-09 recession and many struggled to get to their pre-recession levels, 9% of companies flourished after a slowdown.  What did these leaders and companies do differently that you can learn from? They ensured agility and resiliency by adapting multi-pronged strategies that went beyond cost-cutting.  They found ways for their organizations and their people to adapt to and even embrace the changing and uncertain environment.

Leading in Times of ChangeAligning Leadership and Strategy to Thrive in Challenging Times

 Extraordinary social, economic and global challenges swirl around leaders facing the ambiguity of an uncertain future.  Rapid growth, new leaders, competitive forces, mergers and acquisitions each bring new risks and challenges.  Realigning business priorities, the workforce and likely both remain an acute reality for many, and the stakes are high.  Powerful emotions are at play when leadership is needed most.  Participants explore agile and pragmatic ways to align current and future priorities with the actions and capabilities of their leaders and teams as well as ways to influence and inspire change.  This workshop weaves together three keys for successful change:  to Lead people and teams, Align business and talent strategies, and Engage people to build a vibrant culture.

Managing a Virtual Workforce

According to research by Global Workplace Analytics, approximately 56% of the U.S. workforce have jobs at least partially compatible with remote work.  Yet prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, only 3.6% of the country’s employees work from home half the time or more.  The 2020 pandemic may have dramatically accelerated this trend, resulting in an estimated 25% – 30% of employees working at home multiple days per week within the next two years.  Download this complimentary e-book to learn more about some of the trends contributing to the rise of the virtual workforce, challenges in managing remote teams and ways to achieve high-performing, engaged virtual teams.