Resources for Resilience and a Return to Effectiveness

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In a crisis, priorities shift day-to-day. With organizations worldwide grappling with plunging productivity due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this is a time to simplify and aim for a balance between focus and flexibility. Pollinate presents this roundup of resources and ideas to help you navigate in the face of lightning-speed change: Pollinate CEO Christy Pettit discusses the value of patience …

Surviving the COVID-19 Riptide: How to be Effective in a Time of Crisis

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Like a riptide, COVID-19 has pulled us into its wake, threatening to overwhelm both people and the systems around us. Here’s advice from Pollinate CEO Christy Pettit on how to swim your way out: I have had a few scary episodes being in over my head in rough ocean waves – one of which I had to be rescued from. …

How to Achieve your Goals

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We’re a month into 2020 – are your New Year’s resolutions still holding fast or are they already beginning to fade away? Goal achievement is tremendously difficult for most people – studies show that while about 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% of us achieve them.  In fact, such outcomes are less about the resolutions or …

Women Entrepreneurs Gain New Opportunity to “Jam” for Business Success

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I have the pleasure of singing in a choral group, where one of the choir directors – the fabulously talented musical pro Katherine Wheatley – tells a story about growing up and wanting to play at the jam session that would happen on the weekend in her neighbourhood. The jam was all guys. She’d head down to the garage or …

What Matters Most? Embracing Downtime for Success

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann (German-born American painter, 1880-1966) How do you fare at truly unplugging for summer vacation? We all know by now that restorative time is critical for happiness, health, creativity, success and the good things in life.  My batting average on this has been spotty …