How This CEO Grew His Luxury Brand During a Pandemic

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Ian Bentley, Parker Clay's CEO, says, "Our brand tagline, ‘We Go Together,’ comes from the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.'" Beleaguered leaders are grasping for ways to keep…

Making Corporate Values Human: A Conversation with Marsha Ershaghi Hames

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Listen to "#20 - Making Corporate Values Human: A Conversation with Marsha Ershaghi Hames" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Marsha Ershaghi Hames about how COVID-19 has shaped, and continues to…

Are You My New Boss?

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Our plans, hopes, dreams, and even day-to-day expectations are in fact pinned not to our jobs, themselves, but to those who oversee us doing them. A client recently came to me with a suspicion. Even after a workshop that ironed out most…

The Seahawks’ Psychologist Explains How Leaders Can Unlock Team Potential

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"A workplace that recognizes the humanity of the individual rather than seeing someone as a replaceable cog in a machine inspires that workforce to explore the edges of their potential.” With football season officially underway, even without…

The Gray Rhino Trump Ignored and Still Tries to Hide

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As the gray rhino of COVID-19 continues to spotlight the fatal incompetence of the Trump Administration and pummel the U.S., the more abstract gray rhino of climate change keeps goading humanity to coordinate a respectable response. Perhaps…

Are Jerks More Likely to Have Workplace Power?

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If it were true that disagreeable people had an edge, it would, to some degree, make the challenge of creating an ethical culture harder since leadership is crucial to fostering an ethical climate. I admit it. In the last several years or…

6 Ways to Rationally Deal with Your Rotten Boss

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If your boss hasn’t stepped up to the challenge of leading with empathy, flexibility, and thoughtfulness in the pandemic, you’re not alone. “He literally pitched my idea to the client as if it was his...right in front of me! I’d…

How CEOs Should Think About Rebuilding America

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The OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) loop framework, used by Air Force pilots, is readily adaptable for peacetime use to help CEOs become the fast-evolvers they need to be to survive—or better yet, thrive—in an uncertain business environment. The…

The Case Against Entrepreneurship As We Know It

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Is there a “Third Way” for entrepreneurship, which differs from both laissez-faire and centralized planning? Entrepreneurship is typically regarded as an individualistic activity that takes place in a free-market economy, usually in…

Can We Have Post-Traumatic Growth After COVID-19?

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Jonathan Haidt explains how organizations can not just cope with, but positively evolve through, this crisis.