Update for the week of April 13th, 2020
Leadership in a Two-dimensional World
Having been in the business world for over 40 years now and having experienced several (let’s not count!) economic and stock market upheavals, a quote often attributed to Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) comes to mind: “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”.
A lot has been and will be said about our current economic predicament and how it’s different and like the 2008/2009 Great Recession or potentially as some have already expounded, the Great Depression. I will leave that to the economists who will of course be perfectly accurate only in hindsight. . . like last time.
What is certainly different this time is how we are able to connect as families, businesses, communities and society. I am so grateful for the fact that we can zoom from meeting to meeting, execute flawlessly from home, connect with our co-workers, parents, children, grandchildren and friends. My daughter, with five children and a husband at home right now, even had a mini-high school reunion over Zoom. Would she or could she have found the time to figure that out before today? This may become the standard for the future. The fact is, and I hate to admit it, I am not sure how well Brightworth could have pulled the last 4 weeks off in 2008/2009 without some significant bumps which we were able to avoid this time because of technology and our preparedness as a team.
Is Now the Time to Invest?
The most common question I have received from my clients over the last month Is “Should I invest some of the cash I’ve been sitting on?”
Your 'Retirement Number' Took a Hit. Now What?
While most of the country focuses on staying healthy and safe during the current pandemic, it’s hard to escape the real economic impact all of this has taken.
Tips for Home Office Ergonomic Health
With millions of people working from home now, and some suddenly having to get creative with their home office set up, make sure you are still working in a healthy environment. Here are some tips to improve your new workspace.
What Would Happen to Your Business if You Weren't There?
Business owners - when we finally emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, how would you like to take a nice, long vacation? I’m not talking about a week at your favorite spot on the beach or in the mountains. I mean a month, three months or more.