Leading off with an offer:

Would you like to join my Monday Morning Intention Pod? Mondays, 9:00-9:15 a.m. (ET)? We use the energy of community to set a positive course for the workweek. No need to share with the others—it’s more about setting aside the time to envision and set your intentions with like-minded people as the workweek kicks off. If you’re interested, email me for the Zoom link.

And now, jumping right into this week’s shares:

  • Sometimes layoffs are necessary, but too often they are crafted by people with short-term views and no long-term vision. If we want talent to work smart and show loyalty, layoffs to brighten the bottom line are nothing short of anti-business. There, I said it. Ann Kowal Smith for Forbes says it better.
  • Who among us couldn’t benefit from new insights for negotiating better? You in? Check out what Scott Walker has to say in this from Harvard Business Review.
  • For discussion, do you agree? Empathy and sympathy are feelings. Compassion is action.

Do Good Spotlight
🌟 Small Business Mentorship Initiative 🌟

The Small Business Mentorship Initiative helps Philadelphia-area small business owners make better decisions. The Initiative helps them identify and take advantage of opportunities and avoid or overcome obstacles in their way. They are looking for all kinds of support, from financial to donations of time and expertise in whatever increments you can provide to work with these entrepreneurs. If your “give back” muscle needs some flexing, this may be a perfect way to exercise it. Reach out to them or ask me for an introduction, and thanks to Hal Levenson for pointing me to this awesome do-good organization.

Noteworthy 🖋
The Nayan Leadership Retreat

Do you or does someone on your team struggle with imposter syndrome, resilience, or mindset issues? It’s more common than you may think. I had an amazing conversation with Dr. Dhru Beeharilal last week on this topic and he told me about an upcoming event his organization is hosting in May.

If you want to fully immerse in overcoming these professional challenges, consider this:

A transformative 3-Day Leadership Retreat in the beautiful city of Kyoto, meticulously crafted for leaders like you! Join Nayan Leadership for an immersive experience: “Leadership Through the LENS” and embark on a journey to overcome self-doubt and unlock your true leadership potential.

Let’s acknowledge people are exhausted: leaders, managers, and employees too. So let’s make sure we’re re-energizing ourselves so we have what it takes to help our colleagues rather than add to their depletion. We have the power, let’s use it.


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Published On: 02/23/2024 / Categories: Niki's Notes / Tags: , , /

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