This Week: Leading Remotely, Audio Escapes, and Planning for Uncertainty

By Betterworks
April 24, 2020
2 minute read

This week, we hear from 10 global CEOs about leading from afar, share podcasts that let you travel the world on your lunch break, learn from historical moments of uncertainty, and hear how co-workers can support each other through proper workforce planning

This week’s growth quote:

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Helen Keller

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10 CEOs Explain How To Compassionately Communicate From a Distance

Fast Company

Coronavirus has changed work as we know it. Ten CEOs weigh in on how they lead and inspire from afar. Listening deeply, redefining productivity, being flexible, and making deeper connections with direct reports are just some of the approaches they recommend.

How to Talk to Your Team When the Future Is Uncertain


Human beings crave certainty, but how can you lead in a future with no guarantees?

Business leaders suggest looking at 9/11 and the economic crash of 2008 for answers. Companies that can identify what triggers fear in their employees—for example, job security—and clearly answer those concerns, will come out stronger.  

Newly Remote Workers Need Peer Coaching

MIT Sloan Management Review

Companies are pouring resources into making remote work a success, but the solution might lie in co-workers. A recent study showed that people who regularly did peer coaching were 65% more likely to feel fulfilled and all it takes is clear guidelines, minimal training, and a commitment from volunteers. Read more to learn how you can do peer-coaching at scale. 

Traveling by Ear: 13 Podcasts for Wandering Souls

New York Times

With tourism at a halt, these travel podcasts can transport you to the Grand Canyon, Paris, and anywhere in between. On your next lunch break, we recommend picking a podcast from this list, popping your earbuds in, closing your eyes, and letting the sights and sounds from one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations do its work. 

If you missed the last recap, read it here: Bring Your Goat To Work, Leadership Lessons From Apollo 13, and the Ideal Home office.


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