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Never let a good crisis go to waste: Empathy and gratitude as a character-building workout
By Oseas Ramírez
Whatever the lenses we choose to practice gratitude and empathy, they can be helpful to get some understanding of what others are living during this crisis. Realizing that can help put things in perspective - and it's one of many ways in which we can individually do our work to avoid letting this crisis go to waste.
Marcus Aurelius quote "It can ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Otherwise, it cannot harm you - inside or out." Never let a good crisis go to waste: Part 2 - Who do you want to become? Crises as opportunities to (re)build our character.
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Never let a good crisis go to waste: Who do you want to become?
By Oseas Ramírez
One of the most tangible aspects of a crisis like the one we are living is the material damage it causes: sickness, death, lost jobs, etc. There is, however, a less tangible but also very important dimension: the net balance a crisis has on our character as individuals, and the overall impact on society as a whole stemming from this.
Person walking on a beach looking out to a calm sea
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Survivor Syndrome: Overcoming Organizational Trauma in Times of Crisis
We invite you to read the following article to raise awareness and build effective actions to deal with people’s struggles now. Everyone wants to be at their best, but often unconscious emotional stress gets in the way. We want to help everyone understand some of the hidden and unspoken dynamics we might be facing today and what is it that you can do to dissolve this.
Viktor Frankl quote “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
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Never let a good crisis go to waste: Viktor Frankl’s lessons
By Oseas Ramírez
A couple of years ago, I joined a team facilitating an executive development session at a US company. During that meeting, a defense contractor executive shared an anecdote of a big crisis they…
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The Moment of Truth
By Fran Cherny
This is not an article written with the intention to judge what is good or bad, right or wrong. I am writing this to challenge us all on how we and the people around us, even our team and organization, are responding to the current situation. I think now is the time to move away from practical advice and take this to a deeper level of individual reflection and collective consciousness...
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7 Tips for Making the Best of a Challenging Situation
By Fran Cherny
In recent weeks we have found ourselves in situations unlike anything we have ever experienced. It’s difficult to know what to do, how to act, or what advice to follow, but one thing is clear, our…
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10 Questions About Your Transformation Initiative
By Raphael Louis Vitón
I’m curious, you are a year or so into this digital transformation/culture change initiative… how’s it going? Here’s a line of questioning you can use to check on the awareness, urgency, and the alignment of the executive team involved in both the big “T” and little “t” imperatives.
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The Three Most Common Pitfalls of Culture Change
By Fran Cherny
After more than ten years’ experience facilitating and advising on culture transformation programs, I have identified three common pitfalls that trap most executives during the change process. My purpose in this article is to discuss how these pitfalls emerge and suggest three concrete solutions that could help to avoid them...
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Three Antidotes to Face Disruption
By Fran Cherny
Disruption has three main “viruses” or challenges organizations face when dealing with accelerated change. Regardless of the kind of industry, size of business or location, our experience shows us that disruption impacts individuals and organizations in the way you live, the way you engage with others, and the way you do business.
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Disruption - Are You Ready for It?
By Fran Cherny
Disruption here, disruption there, disruption everywhere… It’s a buzzword, but what does it really mean? I define disruption as the speed in which change happens, the acceleration it takes,…
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