Are you one of the many small business owners who now have a path out of lockdown? New dates and specific guidelines are giving many the clarity and the green light they need to resume trading (very soon if not now). You have a lot to think about and a lot to do. (And you know we’ve had a real thing here at Lucy … Read More Will people buy from me after lockdown (and other questions you’re probably asking yourself)?
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After 20 years of working in crisis communications, I am unshakeably convinced that every crisis leaves a positive legacy. And so, turning a crisis into an opportunity is something every single one of us can do – business owner, corporate manager, employee. All of us. But how?
Like other small business owners, the impact of coronavirus was swift and far reaching for Laura Mckenzie. As a fitness instructor, her business model was based on delivering group classes across her local community and one-to-one training. None of which was possible during the national lockdown. In the year leading up to the global pandemic, we’d been working with Laura, helping show how great … Read More How communication skills can help you pivot your business – lessons from lockdown
Three ways to stay visible while working from home To sell or not to sell Three ways to sell with sensitivity Five easy steps to find your working-from-home rhythm
Over in our Facebook group we shared some simple tips for finding your working-from-home rhythm, as we started to settle into some kind of routine. One of our Facebook family, Catherine, made a great point in response to that post – that, actually, while some of us may be struggling to get started, for others the challenge is being able to stop their working … Read More Close your day well today and be more productive working at home tomorrow
Continuing our theme this week of finding our rhythm in lockdown – here’s a really thought-provoking graphic that has crossed our paths in a few different places now, and really got us thinking about what this might mean for you. It takes the well-established concept of three development or learning zones, and applies to it a number of responses and behaviours related to the … Read More Who do you want to be?
Was there ever a time when we needed more power in the words we use? Regular readers of our content will know we talk a lot about reframing our language. At the best of times, this gives us better results, whether that’s shifting our mindset or influencing others. And in these strangest of times, our words have even greater power – for good and … Read More Are you maximising or minimising your mental strength?
Any one of the three situations described in this headline would need careful communication and management to introduce and do well. In the coronavirus crisis, people who lead teams have to manage all three. It’s a huge undertaking, there’s no doubt about that. But there are things you can do to create connection, calm and cooperation.