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The weight of it all

The weight of it all


https://www.smallfish.us/the-weight-of-it-all/

Things seem really heavy right now, don’t they? Emotions are running high because of all the weighty decisions we’re faced with. It’s a complex environment, but you don’t have to react that way. You might even have fun! It somehow seems inconsistent to talk about fun right now, but we need...

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Decisions in Uncertain Times

Decisions in Uncertain Times


https://www.smallfish.us/decisions-in-uncertain-times/

A lot of the people I’m working with are immobilized. These are smart people, experienced. But we’re faced with a situation that few of us have ever seen in our lifetimes. Everything is uncertain. We’re dealing with a virus and recession with no reliable projections for resolution. Literally nobody on the...

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Your Mission’s Value for the World


https://www.smallfish.us/your-missions-value-for-the-world/

I’ve been talking about the three key dimensions of a company’s mission. Starting with delivering value for customers, we then added articulating what the value is for us, the team. Finally, let’s talk about how a Mission captures value for the world. This might stretch your comfort zone, but stay with...

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Our Mission’s Value for Us


https://www.smallfish.us/our-missions-value-for-us/

Last week I talked about how we know when a company’s mission is truly a solid foundation, starting with delivering value to customers. The second dimension is delivering value to us: our leaders, employees, contractors, partners, … anyone who is involved with creating and supplying products and services to those customers....

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Your Mission’s value for Customers


https://www.smallfish.us/missions-value-for-customers/

I had a powerful conversation recently with someone, exploring the nature of having an organizational mission. In my view, this is the absolute foundation for everything you do. So I’m going to explore this in the coming weeks. I admit I’m a bit hesitant to start with your customers, but that’s...

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Doomscrolling

Doomscrolling?


https://www.smallfish.us/doomscrolling/

We have a new term for overloading yourself with negative information: Doomscrolling. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it refers to spending too much time on your newsfeed, looking for the next thing to worry about. And right now, people are capturing a whole lot to worry about. It occurred to...

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Communication fatigue


https://www.smallfish.us/communication-fatigue/

Things are changing quickly, but making progress slowly. It’s all very confusing. Certainly my sense of time has gotten all screwed up since March. The challenge is that you, as leader, are tasked with leading communication for your organization. I get your difficulty. It feels like you have nothing new to...

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