No Matter the Year, Love Still Works

Let’s face it: 2020 was a difficult year, and we are ready for a better 2021.  COVID-19 wreaked havoc on our lives. We went from a booming economy to great uncertainty almost overnight. We have seen illness, death, job loss, social unrest, increased anxiety, a bitter presidential election, and a loss of normalcy in our lives. We are grieving over many things, including the sense of security many thought we possessed. But the truth is,…

Unity is the Goal. Now, How Do We Get There?

There’s no question that 2020 has been a difficult year. In addition to the chronic stress of the pandemic and environmental disasters, we’ve seen civil unrest and political strife. Many of us feel divided and scattered, and those feelings are bleeding into the workplace. As leaders, we’re no strangers to distressing situations. One of the main leadership skills is the ability to promote unity and action even when times are tough. How can we overcome…

3 Ways Leaders can Communicate Hope in the Midst of Chaos

There is no question that this year has been chaotic. With a global pandemic alone, we’ve all felt the uncertainty that comes with such events. It was unprecedented and no one expected it.  As we all learn to navigate new normals, cope with bad news, and deal with off-and-on lockdowns, it’s important to remember that your employees are dealing with additional concerns about their salaries, their jobs, and their livelihoods. Now more than ever it’s…

Gratitude: The Antidote to Hopelessness

Gratitude for a Crazy Year Entering the holiday season means time together as a family, colder weather, warm meals, and plenty of gratitude. The holiday season is the time when we look back at the year we just had – the crazy year of election pandemonium, murder hornets, a wild and unprecedented pandemic, and off-and-on lockdowns. As I ponder the last 11 months, as crazy as they were, I’m also grateful and thought I would…

How to: Navigate a Tense Political Climate in the Workplace

Because of the 24-hour news cycle and social media, people are tuned in to politics now more than ever before. As a result, more conversations about politics are happening more than in years past. Those conversations are taking place in many different places, from the gas station to the grocery store, church, school, and everywhere in between – including the workplace.  Discussing politics in the workplace can create a tense environment. Everyone is entitled to…