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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

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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It's all complicated

It’s all complicated


https://www.smallfish.us/its-all-complicated/

The world is an incredibly complicated place, and it drives me nuts sometimes. Just when I think I’ve teased apart one problem, I find it’s connected to something else. And on and on! So how should we deal with this fact of life? I take some comfort in this quote: “Everything...

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Positivity

Positivity


https://www.smallfish.us/positivity/

Optimism is a key tool of leadership. Why? Because it creates energy in yourself and others, helping people to focus on moving forward rather than retracting in despair. But the word “optimism” tends to feel a little bit forced these days; it sounds like maybe it’s something you’re either born with...

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A new normal

A new normal


https://www.smallfish.us/a-new-normal/

We all want the turmoil to end. Unfortunately, there’s a whole lot which we don’t control right now. A whole lot that NOBODY controls. We’re searching for the “return to normal,” or perhaps the “new normal.” Which is fine, but it can be a bit of an illusion. Here’s a better...

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on a crusade

On a crusade!


https://www.smallfish.us/on-a-crusade/

Is your organization headed somewhere specifically? Somewhere important? I recently heard David Burkus talk about the concept of being on a “crusade”. It’s similar to how I’ve used the concept of “mission,” but the word has more emotional impact. David talked about three kinds of crusades: The revolution The underdog The...

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opportunity

Opportunity


https://www.smallfish.us/opportunity/

I’ve been seeing some powerful stories recently about the concept of white privilege in our society. It’s an important topic for us, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about today. We’ve all be graced with opportunity given to us by others. It might stem from the family or community we...

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