Weekly round-up: three classes in psychological hardship, aiding staff throughout COVID-19, management check, making a disaster communication technique

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best of the latest leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current business situation today and how much has changed as a result COVID-19 I continue to advocate racial justice and continue to use the weekly round-up as a place to share some of the best resources I see to help leaders and communicators overcome these challenges with their teams.

This week's roundup of this week's leadership and communication blogs:

  • 3 powerful mental toughness lessons learned from Genius John Nash
    By Tony Ewing via Forbes (@Forbes)

    Tony Ewing, a former student of John Nash, offers three mental strengthening habits that Nash cultivated that were fundamental to his transformation.

    "If you've seen the movie A Beautiful Mind, you'll know that John Nash was the Princeton genius who won the Nobel Prize for creating non-cooperative game theory. What you may not know is that, in Nash's assessment, several tools of mental hardship were instrumental in winning his lifelong battle with schizophrenia… "
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  • 6 ways to support COVID-tired employees
    By Dina Gerdeman on Harvard Business School's work knowledge (@HarvardHBS)

    Providing advice on how organizations can help employees deal with this difficult time based on recent research.

    "To understand the impact of the pandemic on workers – both on their daily chores and mental wellbeing – an upcoming article in American Psychologist examines current organizational psychology research to help executives manage COVID-related effects in the workplace and develop solutions to alleviate the stress that many employees have … "
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  • The Call of “Not Knowing” – How Insecurity is Still the Test of Leadership
    By Randall P. White (@edgp via @greatleadership), Great Leadership

    Well-developed executives are motivated by uncertainty, "not knowing" and the challenge of finding out.

    "American leaders rise on the occasion. You just have to look a little deeper. There have been great examples of leadership in our many crises of the moment. Mayors, governors, even some sheriffs and police officers show how to do it. People who are otherwise obscure on the national scene are now appearing in news feeds and satisfying the longing for reason, direction and self-confidence… "
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  • What employees long for in remote one-on-one calls
    By Karin Hurt and David Dye (@LetsGrowLeaders via @davidmdye), Let & # 39; s Grow Leaders

    Some ideas on what one-on-one employees need most right now and what you can do to take them to the next level.

    “If you really want to connect and support your team, there is no better place to start than having a large number of meaningful one-on-one conversations. And yet, even before this move to remote working, when we asked employees about their experiences with one-on-one interviews, we often heard nervous laughs and such reactions … "
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  • How to create a crisis communication strategy
    By Poppulo (@PoppuloSays)

    Examples of crisis communications from global companies like Pepsi and Virgin Group, with a breakdown of some of the most common crises and steps to take to prepare for them.

    "Less than a third of global companies hit by a business crisis say their reputations have recovered within a year. Another 16% said it took four years to restore. It is impossible to predict when an emergency or a difficult situation will arise within a company. To avoid the negative effects that can arise after such an event, it is beneficial to have a crisis communication strategy from the offset… ”


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What were some of the best resources you read this week?

– –David Grossman

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