Opening Discussion Topic:
We are beginning to put the worst of the unforgettable Spring 2020 behind us, we hope. To deal with the emerging “new normal,” the Harvard Business Review recently published a special issue entitled How to Lead in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from Some of the Most Difficult Challenges We’ve Faced. It includes such articles as, “Leading, Not Managing in a Crisis,” “Managing When The Future Is Unclear,” and “Seize Advantage in a Downturn.” Bloomberg News has given us “The Office You Left Is Not Going to Be the Office You Return To: Goodbye, Hello, masks, temperature checks [and social distancing, etc.].” We’ll use some of these as discussion topics.
We’ll also briefly review “Returning to Work After the COVID-19 Pandemic: HR Checklist.” You can download it ahead of time here.
So after a brief presentation, regarding the above, our Discussion will focus on: “What’s Working for You,” relative to:
As always, we’ll look to hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?”
We’ll also serve as Strategic Advisory Board Members to Ali Payani, as he makes his Featured Member Presentation. Ali is Co-Founder and CEO of LookinLA, a leading digital marketing agency recognized by both Clutch and UpCity as one of the best marketing firms in Los Angeles.
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