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When the Distancing Ends, How Far Away Will You Be?

The playwright George Bernard Shaw once observed that “to be in hell is to drift, and to be in heaven is to steer.” In the two months since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services first declared a public health emergency, many organizations have found their businesses adrift on an uncharted sea of fear and uncertainty. Business plans…

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Say Yes to Physical Distancing, No to Social Distancing

As we confront the Coronavirus, physical separation is essential, a non-negotiable strategy. Social distancing is the opposite: unnecessary and complicating. We mustn’t confuse the two. In her now-famous Ted Talk, Brene Brown states that human beings are social animals. We fear disconnection and isolation. The idea of distancing ourselves socially runs contrary to our most basic instincts. In this surreal…

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Communicating THROUGH the Coronavirus

A confluence of forces has changed all of our worlds overnight. Most leaders and their companies have been sprinting fast in a robust corporate world and just smashed into a brick wall. How do you communicate THAT? That’s our business, and at Decker, we are communicating directly to our employees the harsh realities, as well as the opportunities. And…

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Video Blog: Make the Ask

Asking for what you need is a critical skill for women in business. Everyone has times when they have to say “I need (this)”—and while you’re not always met with a “yes”, there are things you can do to influence the outcome you want. It’s a topic we discuss in Leadership Presence for Women and in the spirit of…

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