Aug 31, 2022 in Business Coaching
Today’s executives must manage crises they never expected
The past few years drastically rewrote the job descriptions of mid- to high-level managers at multinational firms.
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
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My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
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My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
“This is not what I signed up for when I was promoted,” the China Regional President of a German machinery manufacturing firm told me. “In theory, I am doing the same strategic job as a few years ago. In practice, I juggle constant crises and firefighting.” He isn’t alone. The past few years drastically rewrote the job descriptions of mid- to high-level managers and executives at multinational firms. It’s not that their job requirements changed, or their targets, or their performance indicators, or their methods—those remained that same. That is exactly the problem, because the business environment where they operate has changed fundamentally, and probably forever.
Most managers today were selected, trained and prepared for a sunnier world of steady growth and deepening cooperation between continents and cultures. Many executives I coach painstakingly try to implement strategies, plans and targets created in pre-pandemic times. If that is not enough, they must work faster and more flexibly than previously, because crises create volatility. The firm still expects them to reduce waste, preserve market shares, increase sales, hire, retain, engage and motivate people. When they realise the futility of their previous methods in a new era, they ask me how to become resilient, crisis-proof leaders. There are, however, two important problems with the question itself.
A shift from relationships to control: How can leaders get things done assertively without damaging the trust that took years, sometimes decades to develop with colleagues, clients, prospects, suppliers, government officials and more? A typical question: "How can I create a sense of urgency without panic?"
A shift from a local to a global mindset: As investment, assets and people escape from high-pressure locations to more promising pastures, how can leaders with deep familiarity and connections in one place adapt to another? A typical question: "Will headquarters, regional centres and local branches ever agree on what to do next?" To keep our focus on practical applications in daily leadership work, I will illustrate problems and solutions on two main case studies: adapting to China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy and disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine. Of course, comments and requests will help us widen our scope to other unexpected situations in the world that force leaders to become more comfortable with crisis-time leadership. Trust me, this skillset is something we shall need for quite a few years to come.
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