The pandemic and physical distancing guidelines are forcing companies to change workplace routines and practices, as well as interactions with customers. Many companies will have to temporarily close production lines, deal with supply chain disruptions and respond to revenue shortfalls. The immediacy of the new situation calls for keeping a cool head and making the best out of challenging circumstances.

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“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”
“That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”

As the world strategizes on what the “New Normal” should look like, Vlatka Hlupic argues that humane, social-minded companies will survive in the post-pandemic world. How can we become part of a company that is a force for good?

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Summaries on Crisis Management
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Bill George

Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

Corporate crises provide rare opportunities to demonstrate leadership, gain support and transform business operations.

Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers
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Rich Lesser and Martin Reeves

Leading Out of Adversity

For post–COVID-19 success, start planning now.

The Boston Consulting Group
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Sasha Chanoff and David Chanoff

From Crisis to Calling

Humanitarian workers learned moral and functional life-and-death lessons in a Congolese refugee camp.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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Ian I. Mitroff

Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis

Are you prepared for a crisis? Undergo a management brainstorm before any other heavy weather hits your organization.

AMACOM
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Jim Moorhead

The Instant Survivor

How to survive and thrive when faced with a crisis

Greenleaf Book Group
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Summaries on Leading Virtual Teams
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Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

The Long-Distance Leader

Leaders can create solid relationships with long-distance workers.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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Aaron Orendorff

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

If you work remotely, use exceptional digital etiquette to build respect and a strong reputation.

Lifehacker
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Brian X. Chen

The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings

Video conferencing from home doesn’t have to be daunting – for yourself or your colleagues.

The New York Times
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Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Remote

To make your employees happier, more efficient and productive, set them free.

Crown Publishing Group
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Kevin Sheridan

The Virtual Manager

Managing virtual workers requires deft leadership.

Career Press
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Summaries on Resilience
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Akash Karia

Emotional Habits

“Emotionally resilient” people accept their feelings and take responsibility for their actions.

CreateSpace
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Kelly McGonigal

The Upside of Stress

Change your mind-set to transform stress from an affliction to an advantage.

Avery
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Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter

The Stuff

Life is tough. But if you have “the stuff,” you can overcome any challenge.

Gallery Books
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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn shows those who work under pressure how to use mindfulness to revive their calmness and well-being.

Bantam Dell Books
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Richard Sutton

The Stress Code

Harmful stress can ruin your life and eventually kill you. Good stress can improve your development. Here’s how to avoid one and embrace the other.

Pan Macmillan
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In Conversation With Experts and Professionals Around the World

getAbstract Journal Articles

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“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
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“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

“How Do I Address Wrong Things the Right Way?”
“How Do I Address Wrong Things the Right Way?”

Speaking up and saying "no" sounds easier than it is – especially in economically uncertain times.

“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”
“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”

A world with fewer office jobs is not a world with fewer jobs.

“What Is the Best Way to Start the Day?”
“What Is the Best Way to Start the Day?”

Believe it or not: The first hour of your day, whatever time it may occur, paves the way for the remainder. Here is how to spend it right.

The Power of Nunchi
Euny Hong: The Power of Nunchi. Penguin Books, 2019.
The Power of Nunchi

Learn how to read a room and act accordingly with the aid of nunchi, an ancient Korean way of being.

Kick Off Your Staycation – the Right Way
Kick Off Your Staycation – the Right Way

This summer, many will forgo traveling to a vacation destination. Still, you will need to take some time off. Learn how to maximize the benefits of your staycation – and return to work feeling more…

Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19
Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 has been a game-changer on many fronts. On June 3, 2020, getAbstract’s VP of Sales UK, Jayne D’Silva, had the opportunity to talk to four senior L&D experts about the “new normal” – and…

“How Can I Stop Racism in My Workplace?”
“How Can I Stop Racism in My Workplace?”

Three steps you should take seriously if you care about a corporate culture that works for all.

“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”
“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”

Recent history has one very compelling answer: Nurture them!

“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”
“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”

Solving big social problems requires “advanced leaders.” Never heard of this? Well, you might not yet be one of them.

Sheer Daring
Sheer Daring

In his wonderful, compelling and disturbing debut, cultural phenomenon and magazine writer Tim Ferriss writes like an adolescent genius. His hypnotic tone, originality and rigor grab you from start. His sheer daring is manifest in his…

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