3 (mostly FREE) ways to help MSPs head in the right direction

By Julian Lee Well, this pandemic storm ain’t over yet and depending on where you are, it seems to be getting worse. Eventually, the real facts will prevail but that will only happen after all of the crazies have had their moment. Meanwhile, back at the channel ranch… The good news is that we are already seeing the way out ... Read More »

Changing Your Business Lane

By Julian Lee I have been asked many times how best to describe what’s currently happening in the business leadership community during these mind-blowing times. I think of it as a 5-lane highway… By now, most companies have settled into one of the lanes. Which lane are you in? Which lane is best for you? Are you ready to change ... Read More »

Pop-up experts, wannabe news podcasts and virtual events are coming out

Hold on to your keyboard… Is it just me or does it seem like many “experts”, podcasts, live streams and virtual events are popping up everywhere? I thought that 150 live tech events every year was already too many. Seems like we are in for 3X in virtual events! Well over a decade ago, when we started doing our online ... Read More »

Re-entry and Recovery from COVID-19 – Return from Working from Home or Layoffs

By Frank Newman, President, Newman Human Resources Consulting Just as astronauts and their flight teams have to prepare for reentry into earth’s atmosphere, we have to prepare to welcome our staff back into our workplaces over the coming weeks. As with any re-entry, we need to be aware of the mental and physical challenges facing our teams.  Miscommunication, misunderstandings and unclear expectations can ... Read More »

10 good things coming out from this crisis

We can take a little comfort in knowing that in spite of all the despair, there is some good coming out from this pandemic. Here are my top 10… Climate. Pollution is way down because of travel restrictions. Hopefully, this will continue as people make important behavioral changes (read my recent article on this topic). The only thing worse than ... Read More »

COVID-19 is for HR what Y2K was for IT

By Aline Ayoub The pandemic the world is going through is directly linked to climate change. And while we are recognizing that COVID-19 is a rehearsal for entrepreneurial approaches to climate change, we are heavily impacted by the chaos and rapid changes we are going through. At the same time, the coronavirus brought out human resiliency and ability to act ... Read More »

Managing Managers In A Crisis

By Tara Landes When the crisis hits, it’s human nature for leadership to turn inward and start scrambling. How can we pivot? How can we make payroll? What’s going to happen to my business? My family? Will we even survive? The weight of not just being the support for your family but for all the families under your employ can ... Read More »

Could personal opinions on COVID-19 be ruining your business?

On April 16th Gosia Katarzyna posted her thoughts about the COVID-19 lockdown on Facebook. “Why is the world shut down? Americans and Europeans are awakening and protesting why aren’t we?”, she posted, along with a graphic showing the percentage of deaths based on the Canadian population. That post garnered 228 comments within the next 24 hours. Supporters wrote comments such as ... Read More »

50th Earth Day: Pandemic a wake-up call to rethink how we live and treat our planet?

By Julian Lee This pandemic is a continuous downpour of sad news. We are in the middle of the storm and the end is still uncertain. It’s enough to make anyone feel discouraged. Eventually, this pandemic will be over and the pain will fade as life gets back to normal. Then what? “We are all witnessing nature’s bigger destructive forces ... Read More »

Managing Your Team – Keeping Them Engaged through Uncertainty

By Frank Newman, President, Newman Human Resources Consulting I overheard two gentlemen talking in a parking lot this early this week.  One guy said, “I just played my first round of golf this season, I’ve been waiting so long and it felt so good.  The next days, they announced they’re shutting down all the courses.  I can’t understand it – ... Read More »