One Earthday in the 1990s, Earthday founder Senator Gaylord Nelson took respite at our house…. The rest of the story involves 6-year old boys, lots of mud, weapons of destruction, and a very gracious senator.
This is a personal story that sealed an important lesson into my being. When we refuse to touch the reality of a thing, it will express itself at another time and in another place. It will keep expressing itself until it finds a way to wake us.
You must jump through the hoop of Fire, and Skate to the middle of the Pond to face the Ogre So Fear…
Leadership is a lonely sport. It demands the ability to hold life, at times without solace, comfort or sharing.
“Who among us will lead the way in taking less so that together we can be more?”
While there is no sure fire way (pun intended) to avoid being pink slipped, there are a number of steps you can take to increase the chances of holding on to your current position and to prepare now for a possible transition.
It is possible and not very difficult or costly to approach layoffs in ways that increase positive public relations as well as employee motivation, productivity, and loyalty.
Imagine laying off 8% of your workforce then having kudos spread like wildfire across the internet using words like “authenticity, transparency, accessibility and integrity.” Meanwhile your customers commit to more word of mouth marketing and placing more orders to ensure your company survives the economic downturn. This is exactly what happened immediately after Zappos CEO Tony […]