An Infinite Menu #309 

by Sue Hawkes

Don’t hurry. There’s goodness happening. You don’t see it? Keep looking.   Take your time.   What’s emerging? If you could experience what’s happening as a metamorphosis rather than something ending, how would you see it differently?  What is good about what’s happening?   What are you learning? What will you keep forever in your new reality?  What will you never return to? …

Sue HawkesAn Infinite Menu #309

It Means You’re Human #308 

by Sue Hawkes

How are you leading?   It’s a big question these days as we navigate the uncharted waters of COVID-19. Many believe we need to be confident, positive and directive, especially given the amount of change we’re facing daily.  It’s a good combination, until it’s not.   Sometimes, you are uncertain too. It makes you human. Sometimes, you’re challenged and it’s hard. That…

Sue HawkesIt Means You’re Human #308

The Opportunities Are Abundant #306 

by Sue Hawkes

21 days a habit makes…we’ve all heard it… are we heeding it?   As we continue this journey into our COVID-19 world, what are you doing consistently? Do you recognize what this unique timeframe is offering in terms of assessing what is essential, non-essential, beneficial and not worthwhile? In times of volatility, opportunities are abundant, such as:  Observing the true character of people  Alignment with your core values (or lack of alignment)  Recognizing flaws in systems and processes  Appreciating the…

Sue HawkesThe Opportunities Are Abundant #306

Are You Paying Attention? #305 

by Sue Hawkes

It’s a real thing. When I heard the term in a meeting this week, I realized the phrase “decision fatigue” described perfectly what many of us (including me) have been experiencing.  When change comes as fast and hard as it has been, under extreme circumstances with our personal and professional worlds melting together, even the best of us struggle with all of it at times.  When your brain is…

Sue HawkesAre You Paying Attention? #305

Do You Have It In You? #304 

by Sue Hawkes

With the overwhelming amount of decisions and changes we’re all adapting to, it’s understandable to desire an “easier” way. To seek, wish and hope for a path with less to do, thinking you’ll feel better and it will get easier.  Though it’s tempting, that’s a path to mediocrity.  Certainly, simplifying is required during this chaotic period. However, simple doesn’t always…

Sue HawkesDo You Have It In You? #304

There Is No Roadmap #303

by Sue Hawkes

This is a marathon, not a sprint. Oh, and there’s no playbook for anyone. Learning to trust your gut along with your common sense and expertise is a challenge for any leader in normal circumstances. Add in COVID-19 and you know it’s a mixed bag of emotion, fatigue, exhilaration and exhaustion day by day. In recent blogs, I’ve talked about…

Sue HawkesThere Is No Roadmap #303

It’s Worth It #302 

by Sue Hawkes

We start every meeting with good news. This is a practice within EOS®, and it is a practice within every Zoom meeting I hold. It’s necessary now more than ever. During these days of COVID-19, it’s been more challenging to find the good, the opportunities, the happiness and the joy for some people. And yet, we ask them to come…

Sue HawkesIt’s Worth It #302

Don’t Hit The Wall #301 

by Sue Hawkes

How are you? This is possibly the single most important question to ask people right now.  The answers I’ve heard in recent weeks have been more authentic, varied and transient than I can recall; maybe ever. With the pace of change, the level of unknowns, the grief present (which can present itself in any of its stages as denial, anger, bargaining,…

Sue HawkesDon’t Hit The Wall #301

30% To Goal #300 

by Sue Hawkes

Thank you for playing along with me as you read my blog. I have no idea whether anyone reads it, other than the occasional note from someone. Some weeks several people reach me, and it lets me know it matters to someone and I am invigorated by knowing it’s not completely self-serving.   When I took Seth Godin’s challenge over a…

Sue Hawkes30% To Goal #300

5 Reminders To Sustain You #299 

by Sue Hawkes

In talking with many groups through Zoom where I’ve been offering help, asking key questions, and finding opportunities within the challenges these changing times offer, there are a few easy answers.  All roads lead back to how you’re thinking about and approaching this constantly changing landscape. Here are some practices to help you move more quickly into your next right action:  Surround yourself…

Sue Hawkes5 Reminders To Sustain You #299