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Why you can't lead over email

Too many leaders are trying to lead by email. We need humanity more than well-articulated emails.


Call your employees and ask them how they are doing. Take the time to listen to them. Treat them like friends. They should feel heard at the end of the call. If it is a larger company, check in on your leaders, and lean on them to check in on their teams.

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Watch: Simon Sinek on How to Lead Through Crisis and Change

Watch: Simon Sinek on How to Lead Through Crisis and Change

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