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Pandemics, wars, and major social crisis create new kinds of attitudes, needs, and behaviors, which require mastering new skills and adjusting to the new realities.
One of the key factors...
During a crisis, the chronological way to handle things is usually:
Imagination is a challenging task under extreme circumstances and world-changing events like the current pandemic. It helps us go from adapting to the new environment to shaping it. A leader...
Managers and leaders need to find time to stand back and reflect, steering away from the ‘fight or flight’ response for some time. While this is difficult in the midst of heavy demands, it is cruci...
Creativity and Imagination involve going beyond the obvious ‘passive’ questioning, and finding fresh ideas and approaches, that as a matter of fact start with the right questions, like:
When a crisis requires a goal-driven, serious response, it is easy to overlook the power of Play, which is a critical accelerated learning capability.
The act of play makes us form inter...
Collective Imagination is the key to success in the current circumstances. A good leader picks up, maps, and scales the ideas provided by individuals.
A system needs to be set up to f...
The cliche ‘thinking out-of-the-box’ is apt in this context. Imagination is triggered by the unexpected.
New solutions and breakthroughs are not apparent and maybe just an anomal...
Even if the budget is low, it is important to experiment.
Testing theoretical ideas in the real world is a necessary step and often generates unexpected outcomes leading to further i...
Optimism and pessimism, both can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Our beliefs often shape our reality. Having a hopeful, can-do attitude works in favor of our solving the challenge...
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They are not “elaborate religious ceremonies”, but more often just private and idiosyncratic activities.
Repeated rituals seem to gain in strength, but even one-time rituals can be effective (for example, burning pictures in the place where you met your ex).
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Growth evangelists are right when they state that severe lockdowns produce a parallel human misery of unemployment, looming bankruptcies, and extreme financial anguish. Yet, opening the economy too...
“Save the economy or save lives” is a false choice.
A group of economists published a paper on the 1918 flu outbreak. Their findings revealed:
The hope is for a deep, short recession, to show that people have shut the economy down to limit the spread of disease.
Asking millions of able-bodied workers to stop working creates a crisis of unemployment.
During this time, the U.S. is expanding unemployment benefits and are also delaying tax filing. In northern-European countries, the government is directly paying businesses to maintain their payrolls to avoid mass layoffs and furloughs.
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The best way to find answers to life decisions is to understand the framework that guides the answers.
With the framework in mind, anyone can answer their own questions more insightful than a...
Frederick Herzberg states that the motivator in our lives isn't money.
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