Posts by ppadm

You have enough time

Do you wake up ready to develop a brilliant plan for your company or team only to realize later that the day got away from you, it is now dark outside and you have no idea what happened? And as you lay your head down on the pillow that night, do you believe that if only you had more time, you’d get to the “one thing”– you know, the “one thing” you keep moving from list to list.

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Remove cultural barriers to implement strategy and enable change

Tens of thousands of dollars are spent to develop new strategic plans only to have them fizzle. After the pandemic, your organization will not survive another cycle of “announce the plan–then nothing changes.” Remember what Drucker said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It still does! If culture is values, processes, procedures and what employees do when no one is looking, then your employee engagement survey data is where you must start in order to make changes that will enable your strategic plan to succeed.

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You need a new strategic plan!

Pre-pandemic, we thought our organizations were stressed by change—but the Coronavirus has helped us to redefine the very meaning of change. We have exchanged our office desks for telework, zoomed to meetings, learned new technology, altered policies and procedures, established new customer channels, and more.

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Never let a good crisis go to waste

By anyone’s standards, the Covid-19 epidemic is a crisis. Whether we choose to act on it or not, every crisis contains the elements of opportunity. In both Chinese and Japanese Kanji characters, the word “crisis” is written with two symbols: danger and opportunity. We all have to make a choice to see the crisis as either danger or opportunity. True leaders agree with Winston Churchill: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

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Leadership requires strategy, not tactics!

In February, we were flying high along with the economy! In March, to minimize the spread of Coronavirus, the nation shut down and, together, we tumbled from the top two rungs of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs to the bottom two rungs. At the top, we were functioning with Esteem (confidence, achievement, respect of and by others) and even Self-Actualization (creativity, problem solving, spontaneity, more). All things were possible!

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Thanks to my employer!

The marketplace is being flooded with job seekers from EVPs to Managers to restaurant servers as organizations of all sizes go through the emotional process of downsizing. Employers can add one thing that will make this tough situation better for affected individuals, remaining employees, and the Human Resources department. Career transition services make a tough situation better. I know from being in all three roles.

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Why Coaching Circles Work

Progression Partners understands leading through change takes good navigation skills yet, during COVID-19 change is happening at a faster pace – sometimes in less than 24 hours. Progression Partners collaborates and partners with companies, during a major change (s), to prevent loss of productivity and engagement. Today, and in the upcoming weeks, we have immediate strategies in creating a new strategic focus and direction, aligning new initiatives and encouraging your talent to ensure success. Please, know we are here for you. Whether you are leading project, people or processes, these next weeks and months can be the most productive for your business and for your teams. We are offering free coaching circles to address the challenges facing your teams and leaders today. Don’t wait for tomorrow, give the gift of encouragement and development.

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Helping Leaders through Change is what we do Best

We recognize the next couple of weeks will be some of our most challenging and perhaps, the toughest in our professional lives. Many of you have shared with our Progression Partners’ team, the devasting results and angst with the tougher decisions in separating employees, continued job loss, furloughs, and restructurings. As your Leadership team continues to course-correct, shift business models and navigate new plans, you are in a position to advise on workforce dynamics to obtain positive business outcomes.

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Leading from the Couch

Many of us have gotten used to working from home from time to time, perhaps calling in for meetings when we’re a bit under the weather, or home with a sick loved one. We put off any non-essential meetings and often find we are more productive than ever. Yet now that anyone and everyone that can work from home is working from home, how do we lead with intention and ‘everyday’ leadership rather than put things off till we’re all back in the office?

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