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What are the COVID-19 Triggered Changes?

Lead Star, May 11, 2020

The pandemic has certainly changed our working world and it’s just getting started.  More Americans are unemployed than at any time since the Great Depression.  We have a unique vantage point at Lead Star to see how uneven… Read More


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Allostatic Overload Amidst the Month of “Wait and See”

Lead Star, May 4, 2020

One of our brain’s critical functions is to connect dots, recognize patterns, and predict what’s next – all in an effort to reduce uncertainty.  As humans, we actually don’t like feeling surprised (aside from birthdays… Read More


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Getting Ready for that Better Tomorrow

Lead Star, April 27, 2020

Leaders at All Levels   We’ve been amazed and inspired by the leadership we’ve seen demonstrated amidst COVID-19: Managers increasing their informal conversations with team members Different departments improving collaboration Individual contributors innovating on the… Read More


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It’s a 50/50 split … what side are you on today?

Lead Star, April 20, 2020

As we continue to stay connected to leaders at all levels across diverse industries, one thing we're hearing about is the volatility of mindset we collectively are experiencing.  We're either in a place of being… Read More


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It’s Going to Get Slower Before…

Lead Star, April 13, 2020

“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” – Amby Burfoot, Author, Journalist and Winner of… Read More


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White Collar Layoffs, the Stockdale Paradox, and a FREE Team Learning Offer

Lead Star, April 6, 2020

There’s a lot in that subject line, we know.  Let’s jump in.     We recently surveyed our Crisis Cohort* about possible layoffs during this time.  More than a third of those responding (35.5%) fear they… Read More


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Will COVID-19 Influence Better Workplaces?

Lead Star, March 31, 2020

Will COVID-19 Influence Better Workplaces? As the pandemic continues to spread around the globe, most of us are seeing disruption to how, when, and why we work.  Whereas companies were once hesitant to allow flexible… Read More


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Read this if people are depending on you to lead right now

Lead Star, March 23, 2020

The world is drastically different than it was just weeks ago.  The only thing we know for sure about these times is that leaders at all levels are needed. We’d like to support you as you step… Read More


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