Purposeful Reconnection Webinar

2 minute read Purposeful Reconnection: Emerging Stronger from the Storm | May 28, 2020 Right now we are all weathering the same storm, but in different boats – and our experiences are vastly different. Leading through hard times requires managers to understand the challenges that individuals on their teams are facing, making leading with emotional…

Choose Empathy

7 minute read Strengthening the Empathy Muscle Every person is experiencing some degree of stress and operating with a coping deficit. In a brief period of time, individuals have been asked to perform their typical tasks at work (if possible) while simultaneously balancing concern for their safety, health, jobs, economy, and the government and society…

Use Your Head For Your Heart

5 minute read Assess. Once you have generated an accurate assessment of functioning, you can begin to implement some coping strategies for yourself and those you lead. The assessment should measure your personal emotional state, as well as how dramatically your life has changed and how those around you (family, friends, co-workers, employees) are impacted.…

Dear Leaders

4 minute read Dear Fellow Leaders, The uncertainty associated with the changes demanded by COVID-19 is unprecedented. As a leader, we know you are challenged with how to navigate the changing landscape and the work/life integration challenges occurring across home offices globally. You’re concerned about the wellbeing of your team and their families, and making…

Where To Even Start?

4 minute read During this period of uncertainty and instability, an important first step is to reflect on the way that living in a stressful environment is coloring the way we emote and behave. The first “baby step” is to examine the messages we are receiving and clarify the way the information being disseminated can…

Q&A with Renee Jordan

1 minute read Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Both, especially if I’m gathering information.  I will hunt and dig deep for the information needed.  I would love to work behind the scenes for a private investigator.  I enjoy that type of research. What was the last gift you gave someone? Prosecco What…

Q&A with Liesl Eksteen

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?  Hmmm … what an interesting question.  I love the idea of the ‘colour of water’.  There is a great South African book with a scene where a little boy asked his mom what colour is God and then his Mom…

A Winning Strategy

a guest blog by Anthony Modena Chief Executive Officer, Modena Design Centres    Many years ago, when I was introduced to the game of chess, I was given a small book that taught a strategy for winning at chess. I have long ago lost the book and no longer remember the author. However, I became…

Q&A with Kinzer Barrett

Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Gatherer You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?  Yellow – it’s the happiest color! What inspires you? Acts of service What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone? I am fascinated by health…