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The workplace is filled with awkward situations that are hard to discuss. Perhaps there’s been an unpleasant exchange between co-workers and there’s a lingering undertone of anger. Maybe someone didn’t get the expected promotion and remain disappointed. Perhaps market conditions mean that bonuses were cut out this year. Maybe it’s best to not say anything? Maybe it will create an upset if we mention a touchy subject? Maybe it’s best to pretend like there’s nothing wrong? We are tempted to brush a big upset under the rug except that it doesn’t fit under the rug.

wells fargo, business culture

Did Tim Sloan, the new CEO of Wells Fargo, tell us a lie? As the sell-at-all-costs sales culture at the banking giant became known to the public, Sloan stated “I’m not aware of any overbearing sales culture” at the institution. Yet, with the data we have now, it’s clear that employees worked in an environment where they were pressured to take unethical action.

the ceo magazine, manage crisis,
Bill Tibbo, Author, Leadership in the Eye of the Storm

As a leader, no matter your business sector, product, or service, you are faced with playing a major role in helping your people heal after a critical event. While healing is a complex process, you don’t have to be a counselor or therapist to put the right structures in place. You will definitely be engaged in returning your employees and your business to a functional state after a crisis, but your expertise need only be in people-focused crisis leadership, which is, at heart, a form of organizational healing. The following lessons are enduring: there are basic approaches you need to follow before, during, and after any organizational crisis.

the ceo magazine, manage conflict,
Nate Regier, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, Next Element

Conflict is like electricity. It has a lot of potential energy. We use electricity to power our appliances and cell phones. Electricity is very dangerous as well. Anyone who’s been shocked by a bad power cord can testify to that! If you’re a bit of a thrill-seeker but don’t want to get hurt, try touching your tongue to both poles of a fresh nine-volt battery.

Leaders think strategically, understand the critical link between focus and clarity, and appreciate the value of time.  So fewer and fewer are inclined to let others waste their time. Brevity has become a basic communication skill for professionals.

Here are six best practices as a leader:

Be brief when speaking off-the-cuff. Lectures are for the classroom. Make your point and move on. 

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