COVID-19 Virtual (Just-in-time) Coaching

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As we all continue to work through this crisis, MarchFifteen is acutely aware of the extra pressures placed on managers. We are implementing a temporary coaching offer to help managers – and thus your teams – deal with: The anxiety around the current state of ambiguity and uncertainty. Their own stress and the stress of… Read more »

Kurt Hahn’s Five Pillars

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As many of you know, Outward Bound is an organization that is close to MarchFifteen’s heart. We are deeply connected to their mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery. Their simple philosophy of “there is more in you than you think” is especially applicable in trying times like… Read more »

Connectedness and Community

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Connectedness and community are the materials of our social fabric as human beings. We all need a degree of these things, some of us needing more than others. In this time of disruption, we thought this topic might be more relevant than ever. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many governments and regional… Read more »

Navigating Ambiguity Part 2 – Team Cohesion in a Socially Isolated Workplace

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Team cohesion, or the degree to which being part of a team is especially compelling to its members, is a critical characteristic of high-performing groups. Many studies have shown that a prerequisite component of high-performing teams is the degree to which members enjoy, or seek out opportunities, to work with one another. Over the past… Read more »

Navigating Ambiguity Part 1 – Leading People During Uncertain Times

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During these unprecedented and trying times, as we all work to make sense of the changes caused by COVID-19, leaders are faced with a distinctive challenge – they must lead their people to deliver performance goals and simultaneously manage the concerns and uncertainty resulting from this pandemic. I would like to offer a perspective from… Read more »

A World Full of Paradoxes

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Feeling overwhelmed and confused? You are not alone. LEGO has identified 11 paradoxes to remind managers and leaders of the tensions they need to balance at all times. Here are some of their realities: To be able to establish close relationships with your employees – and to keep the proper distance To take the lead… Read more »

Generalists are the New Unicorns

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Have you noticed that more and more we have too many specialists and not enough generalists in our society and in the workplace? Do you think we are off-kilter and overloaded on the specialist side these days? I would argue yes, but you’re welcome to decide. As a career coach and executive leadership coach, I… Read more »

The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored – A Guest Blog by Helen Hirsh Spence

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We are excited to share with you a fascinating blog by MarchFifteen friend, Helen Hirsh Spence, offering a fresh perspective on the value of senior workers in the workplace. Enjoy the read! The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored By: Helen Hirsh Spence Over the last few years I have attended… Read more »

2020 Awaits

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Back to work – 2020 is awaiting! This year is promising to be fabulous. I am starting this blog by extending to you my wishes of happiness and health, fun and growth. Last year was a bold year. I think the sad experiences of losing a few dear ones at the end of 2018 prompted… Read more »