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Leadership in the Era of COVID-19

Employees and teams come first. That brief statement captures the heart of numerous online articles I’ve been reading, regarding what kind of organizational leadership is needed for what’s shaping up to be an open-ended era with COVID-19 as our constant companion. Here’s some high level bullet points summarizing the mindsets and actions of leaders in […]

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Radical Reorientation in the Era of COVID-19

Before Coronavirus (or COVID-19), our interconnected world was already characterized by what many thought leaders have termed “VUCA”: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. This virus has placed VUCA on steroids, and each of us is being forced to radically reorient ourselves toward even the most mundane activities and expectations at an unprecedented scale and speed. […]

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How “5 Big Disruptors” Interrelate

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I share insights and actionable practices concerning mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling: lifelong strengths that will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life. Most of us are facing similar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, […]

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What is Disruption?

What is “disruption,” above and beyond someone simply interrupting you while you’re busy?    In business terms, disruption is an innovation that creates a new market and new customer habits within a particular industry, rattling the established, industry-leading companies and the value of their products and services.   You probably hear about disruption or “disruptors” […]

5 Biggest “Disruptors” Defined

Here’s quick, working definitions of each of the five biggest disruptors driving the relentless change and ambiguity impacting everyone in different, yet interrelated, ways:   Algorithms Algorithms are processes or sets of rules followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by computers. Algorithms gather data about everyone and everything, from every imaginable, interconnected source, […]

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