The Paradox of COVID-19

It’s been said that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. While that’s easy to say, it’s a perspective that only works well outside of the moment—the present tense. Given the world response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we face another paradox that we feel warrants discussion.

The High Impact and Low Cost of Recognition

Human beings are hard-wired to crave recognition. When we know that others are seeing us in a positive light, our brains release a few chemicals into our systems that makes us feel good both physically and emotionally. This feeling encourages us to engage or move towards the source that triggered it. In short, we move closer because we want more of that feeling.

A Brave Thing to Do

This company is the result of the merger of two smaller businesses, each of which brought very strong leaders to the table. They like and respect one another, and everyone believes the business combination was a good idea. They’re committed to creating one business, one team and one culture. They also are very inclusive and don’t want anyone to feel shut out.

Bad Apples and Culture

At the start of a recent client session, as we were going around the table and checking in, the Head of Finance said this:

“Since Tim left, the mood in my department is much better. In fact, it’s not just my department. It seems like across the entire company, the mood is better, the energy level is higher, and people are getting more done.”

Dan Wallace

Dan Wallace Dan has a deep passion for helping his clients achieve moments of insight, where they see things in new ways and gain knowledge that they can use to unlock and achieve their potential.Dan has been helping business owners and leaders build and realize...

Bobi Siembieda

Bobi Siembieda Bobi knows that entrepreneurship is the economic engine of our great country, and has a deep passion for the people, ingenuity and innovation that make it work.  An entrepreneur herself, Bobi has worked in, managed, serviced, run and grown entrepreneurial companies for 35+...

John McMahon

John McMahon John has a passion for helping companies create cultures that embrace and harness the power of everyone in the business.Before becoming an EOS® Implementer, John served as the COO and part-owner of a privately-held marketing services company from 2004-2014.  During this time, he...

Sean McDermott

Sean McDermott Sean’s passion is helping owners and their leadership teams realize that their dream of building a great company is possible … and then helping them do it.He brings a unique perspective that reflects his 30+ years of experience in the world of entrepreneurial business. He spent...