Jim Taggart

Jim Taggart

6d ago · 4 min read · ~10
To Leadership and 2 more
The Pandemic Pendulum: From Fear-Based Shutdown to Fearless Idiocy

The Pandemic Pendulum: From Fear-Based Shutdown to Fearless Idiocy

Leaders of nations have perpetual challenges—small and large, short-term and long-term. Sometimes these challenges come with ample warning, perhaps months in advance as a crisis builds. Other times, they arrive with relatively short notice. And...

shams mehra

shams mehra

Hi,
I think govt. needs to do someting for them, what do you think?

6d ago
Jim Taggart

Jim Taggart

17/5/2020 · 3 min read · ~10 · 1
To Economy and 2 more
The Grapes of Wrath 2.0

The Grapes of Wrath 2.0

When John Steinbeck wrote his epic novel The Grapes of Wrath in 1939, he searched for a title but came up empty handed. His (first) wife, Carol Henning, suggested a line from a section of the lyrics of the Battle Hymn of the Republic:Mine eyes have...

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

yup!

24/5/2020
Jim Taggart

Jim Taggart

How about this, Jerry: Agent Napalm, whose evil toxicity sticks to everything it touches. (I never use "President" before his name.)

23/5/2020
Gordon Eberwein

Gordon Eberwein

12/5/2020 · 1 min read · ~10
To Entrepreneurs and 2 more
Boost Your Business Skills with Free Online Classes

Boost Your Business Skills with Free Online Classes

Opportunities arise when people have the right skills and education. Not everyone has the time or money to pursue a degree, and that can lead individuals to believe they will never advance in their careers. At-home, online learning enables people to...

Rob Urbach

Rob Urbach

Great info, Gordon! Thanks for sharing!

12/5/2020
Jim Taggart

Jim Taggart

10/5/2020 · 2 min read · ~10
To Leadership and 2 more
Strong Leaders Initiate Action—Do Something!

Strong Leaders Initiate Action—Do Something!

Dateline: March 1933“Old people were particularly vulnerable. Guaranteed pensions were a rarity in the 1930s; workers expected to save for their retirements or work until they died. But bank failures stole their savings, and unemployment their...

Henry Comte Velasquez

Henry Comte Velasquez

5/5/2020 · 1 min read · ~10 · 1
To Leadership and 2 more
How Good Leaders Deliver Bad News

How Good Leaders Deliver Bad News

There are many people who depend on a leader as this individual is tasked with the responsibility to guide their teammates. Delivering bad news is also another part of the job associated with being a leader. Although it may be hard to share bad news...

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

Being empathetic in a negative situation, whether terminal or performance based requires us to understand the impact our choice is having. No the impact is not the leaders responsibility but being empathetic comes with this understanding and possible alteration to methods of conversation.

I have always found that empathy allows me to speak positively within a negative event. A team member who requires a job change or pep talk will receive a conversation about where they see themselves in five years and can the current job get them there. The leader needs this member to follow them. Not everyone wants to follow there leader. Reasons abound, but this followership is central to the empathy engaged.

The team member must choose to follow with all their diversities or the leader can help them find someone easier to follow at another firm. This does not mean the team member will be happy. But if we are to claim empathy as a part of a negative event, then we must promote the well being of the member post job termination, regardless of their own response to the termination.

Being nice is not empathy. Empathy is the process of understanding the team member post termination and how the termination can assist them in that process. We know financial issues and job seeking will be in their future, how can the termination assist? Maybe nothing, a little or alot.

7/5/2020
Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Great advice, Henry! Thanks for sharing!

6/5/2020

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