Make fear your friend

Make fear your friend

Economic uncertainty. Health concerns. Isolation. There are plenty of things to fear in the midst of a pandemic. How can fear hurt your leadership? Can fear be transformed into an amplifier for good? In our latest book, “What Great Teams Do Great: How Ordinary...
Staying hopeful

Staying hopeful

Hope can be hard to find (or keep) during challenging, unpredictable times. Understanding the components of hope helps us see and believe in the light at the end of the tunnel. Goals – Have a desired future state to aim for. Make it SMART (specific, measurable,...
Keep your positive mojo

Keep your positive mojo

I thought I was pretty immune to secondhand stress. Then came the coronavirus and massive change, economic pressure and working remotely. A Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review reminded me that no (wo)man is an island when it comes to picking up...
Intense emotions at work

Intense emotions at work

When a person is struggling with intense feelings at the office, it can be hard for others to know what to do. Strong emotions are in evidence everywhere, with varying frequency, even in organizations where the culture is more rational and restrained. The first...
Email tone

Email tone

We’d like to welcome guest blogger Spencer Westley, former Humanergy intern and current young professional. How many of you are knee-deep in emails day in and day out? Rhetorical question – ALL of you are! One of the major hurdles I had to jump over when I...