Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There? Adaptive Leadership, Part 2

This is the second in a series of blogs on adaptive leadership. It is my belief that foundational leadership principles give leaders the ability to build teams capable of handling whatever might come their way. This series is based around what we at Level Five Associates have as one of our foundations: “The Big Six.” … Read more

Adaptive Leadership, Part 1: Introduction

Welcome to a new series of blogs on adaptive leadership. The global threat of the unforeseen and insidious COVID-19 virus brought on unusual and challenging times. Throughout the pandemic, I conducted webinars, provided podcasts and blogs, and offered advice and counseling. This series is based largely on a webinar I conducted last year that addressed … Read more

The Fear Factor

“Only the paranoid survive.” – attributed to Andrew Grove, former CEO of Intel Happy New Year!  Here comes 2021, and we are rolling into it with all kinds of weird aspects of life continuing from the nightmarish year we experienced in 2020.  In addition to an insidious pandemic, there is stress everywhere you look.  Unemployment … Read more

Lessons of 2020

“History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” – David McCullough I don’t think we’ll find many people who disagree with the notion that 2020 has been a truly historic year. To say that it has been transformational is probably an understatement.  We could go on and on about what’s … Read more

Leading From a Distance: Becoming Better at “Distance Leadership”

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” – Max De Pree It seems like every conversation I hear these days is about the challenges of virtual communication and leadership. In the pre-pandemic days, I focused on scheduling “face-to-face” … Read more

Special Edition Podcast: Adaptive Leadership Skills for the Current World We’re In

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has created historic disruptions and changes to the way we work and live – on a local, regional, national, and even international scale. Our challenge as leaders is to continue to apply the appropriate adaptive leadership skills in order to lead our teams and organizations from the front. Let’s … Read more