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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Ancient Buddhist Wisdom for Turbulent Times
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Ancient Buddhist Wisdom for Turbulent Times

Though timeless, the teachings of Buddhism are uniquely suited to cope with today’s fast-paced world.

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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#getTogether Sessions

In Conversation With Experts and Professionals Around the World

getAbstract Journal Articles

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“Hello, How Are You?”
You would be surprised how many employees know the difference between an artificial and a real smile. Even if you move the corners of your mouth remotely.
“Hello, How Are You?”

In times when the whole world is wondering how best to get through the current crisis, small things make the difference. For example, taking an honest interest in your employees.

Looking Beyond the Water Cooler
Looking Beyond the Water Cooler

There is no substitute to person-to-person bonding. But there are ways to address the same needs in a new way – or at least to bring more humanity into our online interactions.

The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.
Paolo Gallo
The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.

The “New Normal” has turned into the buzzword du jour. But is the world really going to settle into a new routine following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic? Author and executive coach Paolo Gallo…

No One Is Safe
No One Is Safe

Cybercriminals are keeping pace with the major transformation steps that many companies have taken in recent months. Here is what you need to know.

“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”
“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”

Even if I’m surrounded by a spouse, kids and worries.

“Where Does Motivation Come From?”
“Where Does Motivation Come From?”

Even the dullest job in the world – let’s say, driving the same track over and over again as a racing car driver – can be inspiring. But why? Because inspiration follows motivation!

Ancient Buddhist Wisdom for Turbulent Times
Ancient Buddhist Wisdom for Turbulent Times

Though timeless, the teachings of Buddhism are uniquely suited to cope with today’s fast-paced world.

“How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?”
“How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?”

It was the “Windows 95” of IT companies, but now it inspires again. How did the latest reboot succeed?

“Is Today’s US Economy Safer Than Before the 2008 Carnage?”
“Is Today’s US Economy Safer Than Before the 2008 Carnage?”

Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson think so. At least, they say, “in some ways.” That’s exactly what should worry you.

“Does Commitment to Kindness Mean You Have to Accept Poor Treatment?”
“Does Commitment to Kindness Mean You Have to Accept Poor Treatment?”

No. It means you can hold on to your boundaries without becoming angry.

Your Creative Recovery
Your Creative Recovery

How to get rid of that nasty little saboteur sitting on your shoulder preventing you from being truly innovative.

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