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How a global pandemic is changing the world: Part 1
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Edie Weiner, President and CEO of the leading futurist consulting firm The Future Hunters, shares the three pathways to worldwide progress and what they will mean globally in the coming years in a post-coronavirus world.

Are you causing someone to lose face?

Most of us don’t set out to cause others to lose face — a lack of awareness is usually to blame. Here are 3 ways to avoid this problem.

3 overlooked business expenses you should cut right now

The pandemic is forcing tough budget decisions for small businesses. Here are 3 business expenses you should look at cutting.

Why the best leaders know how to be vulnerable

Vulnerability is one important way leaders build trust with other people. Courage and values are required to be vulnerable in an effective way.

How businesses can repair the chasm created by racism

Companies are scrambling to fix racial injustices and inequities. But to become anti-racist requires hard work, an awareness of microaggressions, and buy-in from leadership, among other steps.

The status quo is over

Leadership cannot pine for the status quo, not when the coronavirus pandemic has upturned our world and social unrest has revealed inequities and injustics. Are you prepared to lead into the new and unknown?

How does your company handle times of extreme challenge?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll: How does your company handle times of extreme challenge?

How Fauci exemplifies executive presence

Dr. Anthony Fauci has become famous as a public face of the government response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's why he emodies executive presence, and what that matters for you.

Remote relationships 101: Coasting will only get you so far

The longer we work remotely because of coronavirus, the harder it is to maintain relationships. But there's hope! Read on.

How to disaster-proof your business and your life, part 2

Disasters don't have to take your career down. Here's how to be prepare, from the advice of four experts.

Prepare for the new reality with a brand audit

All the brand adjustments your company has made during the pandemic need to be reassessed for the post-COVID future. Here's what you need to know about brand audits.

What the protests demand of our leaders

If you want to lead right now, you'd better get comfortable with resistance and discomfort.

How important is it to your employees that you treat them consistently with one another?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll: How important is it to your employees that you treat them consistently with one another?

Protecting employees from COVID-19 through connection

Safely reopening workplaces requires employees to adhere to guidelines. But not every workplace culture will produce the results we want.

Leadership: The antidote to racial injustice

Company pledges on racial injustice after the killing George Floyd are one thing. But will your organization take concrete action?

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