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Resilience, Part 2: Built to Belong

November 20, 2020 | Sallie Lee

Part One of this short series on resilience revolved around the idea that as co-inhabitants of Earth, we and all creatures are connected in a system of cascading, complex asymmetrical interdependence that is both compelling and daunting: my long-term resilience depends on yours. Acknowledging that interconnectedness places us on the road to greater safety and […]

The COVID Era: Leadership Lessons from the Field – A New Series, Report #2

November 13, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

We are living and working in what we at Continuum refer to as the COVID Era, inclusive of the global pandemic restrictions and economic impacts as well as issues that reflect the unprecedented levels of division and polarization across the globe. The year of crisis that has been 2020 inspired us to create the COVID […]

Resilience: Nesting in Connection (Part 1)

October 22, 2020 | Sallie Lee

Most of what I have read about resilience during the COVID era centers on individual hardiness. There’s some attention placed on our personal webs and bubbles of support, but the literature is mainly focused on developing inner states of mind and strength that enable us to roll with the punches, weather storms and find our […]

Catalytic Leadership

October 16, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

Have you ever wondered how some leaders, who undoubtably have an overflowing workload, still find time and energy to enjoy life with family and friends or engage in their favorite hobby or sport? They typically are the same leaders whose people clamored to be on their team, consistently obtain profitable business results and have enviable […]

The COVID Era: Leadership Lessons from the Field – A New Series, Report #1

September 25, 2020 | Wendy B. White

No one can deny that 2020 has been quite a ride so far, and the end is not in sight. Our clients are telling us they feel the fatigue of ongoing pressures and enormous new challenges. Having consulted in multiple sectors for more than 25 years, at the onset of the pandemic, we became very […]

Uncertainty is the New Normal

September 4, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

As COVID continues to create novel unknowns, it is getting more and more difficult to envision and strategize for the future with any certainty. Uncertainty has become the new normal, and leaders must adapt how they plan and make decisions. Wilderness adventures can offer valuable insights for leaders as they adapt to and navigate situations […]

Decision Making in the Face of Radical Uncertainty

August 28, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

As the breadth, scale and long-term impacts of the global pandemic continue to emerge, the stakes are rising. The actions taken today will determine not only how well you and your organization fare now but also whether or not you’ll thrive on the other side, whatever the other side may be. To make effective decisions […]

How to Stay Two Steps Ahead

August 13, 2020 | Wendy B. White

The rapid pace of change, and the increasing uncertainty leaders face today as they make decisions about the future, requires new tools and strategies. At Continuum, we have found “The Squint Factor” to be an essential framework as we innovate and lead in this current COVID environment. Why You Should Care About “The Squint Factor” […]

Mapping a New World

August 6, 2020 | Wendy B. White

When COVID-19 hit, overnight our consulting business contracts dropped 50 percent. We were shaken. It was hard to concentrate, get our bearings, and stay focused on the next steps and solutions. We have been in business for over 25 years, and we knew we were in uncharted territory, like our clients. After a few sleepless […]

Do You Have the Courage to Stand Up and Lead?

July 23, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

“What got you here won’t get you there,” noted Marshall Goldsmith, leadership coach and author. His words are especially true today. As the pandemic continues, the belief that we will return to normal is fading and a clear sense of a “new normal” still remains elusive. COVID has created an unprecedented layer of complexity. It […]