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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Companies and Vaccination
Companies and Vaccination

The question of the vaccination status of colleagues receives ever greater attention and importance. How do companies deal with the new situation?

What’s Important in 2021
What’s Important in 2021

2020 will go down in history as a lost cause. What can you do to prevent yourself and your organization from meeting the same fate in 2021?

Persistence Is Key
Persistence Is Key

In my recent columns, we have seen how to nurture the creativity we all have and kindle the innovation flame with inspiration. But there is also a less fun part of the innovative and creative…

A Year in Interviews: Part II
A Year in Interviews: Part II

getAbstract was honored to speak to a number of renowned authors and thought leaders this year. Here are some of the insights we gleaned from a year in author interviews.

How to Downshift Properly
How to Downshift Properly

The holidays are just around the corner, and rarely before have most of us longed so much for the peace and quiet they bring. To make sure that you succeed in relaxing, you should take…

Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action
Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action

Pandemic burnout is real – including for those with cushy work-at-home jobs.

Climate Change Solutions Gone Wild
Climate Change Solutions Gone Wild

Rewilding – a low-tech solution to reducing carbon emissions – revitalizes ecosystems and protects biodiversity.

COVID-19 Vaccine: What’s Next?
COVID-19 Vaccine: What’s Next?

Things are moving fast on the vaccine front. But what does that mean for you and me?

The Top Skill Remote Workers Need
The Top Skill Remote Workers Need

In a remote work environment, one skill becomes particularly important: Writing.

Leading with the Heart
Leading with the Heart

Dan Pontefract & Michael Bungay Stanier on changes leaders need to make to guide their teams into better, more meaningful ways of working.

“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL
“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”

Ken Allen, CEO of DHL, explains what executives will need tomorrow to be able to "deliver".

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