Business And Leadership Lessons Learned From The Covid-19 Pandemic

Business and Leadership Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic


Work and the culture surrounding it change with the times we live in; never in the modern era, though, has there been a change so sudden and unprecedented as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.  COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020; less than a week later, policies mandating lockdowns…

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What We Can Learn About Connected Leadership From 2023 Superbowl Coach Nick Sirianni

What We Can Learn About Connected Leadership from 2023 SuperBowl Coach Nick Sirianni


This Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII will be a showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. While not the Eagles’ first Super Bowl, it is the first for their head coach Nick Sirianni; he was hired into the role in early 2021. Before securing his team a spot in this year’s Super Bowl,…

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Emotional Intelligence In Leadership

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important in Leadership


Technical know-how and understanding your business are undoubtedly important to leading a team. However, surprisingly, these are not always the most important qualities of a good leader. In fact, in many situations, people may be promoted to a leadership role due to their expertise, only to flounder and wonder why. Often, this is because they…

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Situational Awareness Dei Leadership

Situational Awareness in Leadership, Part 3: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


For the past two blog posts, we’ve covered the topic of situational awareness. This is the ability to perceive your surroundings, properly interpret what is happening, and act according to what you determine may happen next. One of the most important elements of good situational awareness is a mental framework based on experience. This experience…

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Situational Awareness In The Workplace

Situational Awareness in Leadership Part 2 – Impact on Employees


Last week, we introduced the concept of situational awareness – the ability to perceive your surroundings, properly interpret what is happening, and act according to what you determine may happen next. We also briefly presented cases where situational awareness is critical to leadership. In this article, we’ll expand on those cases to give a better…

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Situational Awareness In Leadership Reading The Room – Part 1

Situational Awareness in Leadership: Reading the Room – Part 1


We’ve all encountered people like this: “those guys” who are so wrapped up in what they are doing that they are seemingly unconscious of how their action affects others. The slower driver who drifts in front of you on the freeway as you approach, even though, at that moment, you may be the only two…

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2022 Employment Law Roundtable Live Event

Andrew Botwin to Join The 2022 Employment Law Roundtable [Live Event]


Sponsored by the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Section Format/Skill Level: Event Location: Live Date: December 6, 2022 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET   About The Program: Our annual Employment Law Roundtable will bring you up to date about the most pressing issues facing employers and employees.   Program Agenda: 9:00AM – 10:00AM…

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Decision Making As A Leader

Top 5 Decision-Making Skills of A Great Leader


Every day we are faced with decisions, big and small. Business leaders know this all too well, as the big ones generally fall on them. From deciding whether to pursue a new business venture or adding/laying off a personnel to any other choices that can make or break the success of an organization. Good decision-making…

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How Listening Can Improve Your Leadership Skills

How Listening Can Improve Your Leadership Skills


Have you ever had a conversation where you are speaking to coworkers, only to have their eyes glaze over, have them respond with a few “uh-huhs” or even glance periodically at their phone while you are talking? If this happens even occasionally, do you find yourself wanting to engage with this person less often? Do…

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The Rooney Rule Hiring Practices Nfl

The Rooney Rule: What We Can Learn About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Hiring Practices From the NFL


Many NFL fans know of the Rooney Rule. But whether they are a fan or not, any leader can learn from it. Named for the late owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney, it was adopted in 2003 to promote diversity and inclusion in the league’s hiring practices at top-level leadership positions. Yet in almost…

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Power Vs Influence How Can It Make Or Break Your Organization

Power vs Influence: How Can it Make or Break Your Organization


As a leader, when you think about the words “power” and “influence,” what comes to mind? The common understanding is that both are ways to motivate action from your team. But do we know the most effective ways to use each one? In the current job environment of “quiet quitting” and frequent job hopping, particularly…

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Andrew Botwin Joins Andrew Frazier On Small Business Like A Pro

Andrew Botwin Joins Andrew Frazier on Talking Small Business


Organizations with a strong culture tend to outperform in terms of employee retention, productivity, and profitability. However, developing the right culture is both an art and a science. Andrew Frazier will be talking with Andrew Botwin about How To Create A High Performing Culture. Andrew founded Strategy People Culture, LLC, a Firm dedicated to helping…

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