Author: John Thalheimer

Psychology of a Crisis

Understanding how our employees deal with a crisis is critical to preparing our organizations for any emergency. In this CERC (Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication), the CDC explains the four ways employees process information during an emergency and the behaviors employees will exhibit in an emergency. In addition, all Leaders and Managers should be well […]

Winning in Times of Crisis

Winning in Times of Crisis. As a crisis response manager for a television network, I experienced dozens of crises during my tenure from in-studio floods, earthquakes, gas leaks, stalking of our on-air talent, power outages, winter storms, and even a deer crashing into our studios. Some crises lasted an afternoon, and others lasted months. There […]

Challenging Assignments for High Performing Employees

Last week, one of my coaching clients asked, “How can I continually challenge my high performing employees?” It’s an important question. Interesting and challenging work motivates our employees to put in extra effort, learn new skills, and decreased the likelihood that they will leave our organization. For work to be challenging, it must meet the […]

Mastermind: The Most Effective Tools for Improving Your Business in 2018

Julie and the others settled into their seats at a small conference table waiting for the meeting to begin. Julie is a small business owner and has been coming to these meetings for the past year. She looks around the room at the other business leaders she has come to know over the past year […]

Five Steps to Take After Vacation

It is Tuesday after Labor Day, and millions of workers are returning to work. Emails have piled up. Meetings have been scheduled. Reports need to be finished. 2017 Budgets have to be reviewed and approved. It is less than thirty days to the fourth quarter and the year’s end. Stress starts the minute you arrive […]

Be Productive – Go On Vacation

Going on Vacation might seem counterproductive to all the Type A’s in my reading audience; “I can’t be productive if I am on vacation.” Without vacation, you cannot be productive at work for the long term. In one period of my life, I was managing the studio operations for a major television network, and we […]