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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 […]

A Time for Truth and Beauty

July 30, 2020 | M. Carolyn Miller

I’m lucky to have a lot of sisters, most of which I am close to. But since moving to Portland, Oregon, they are not nearby nor are the friendships I’ve created over a lifetime. Sure, we can connect on Zoom but it’s not the same. It’s not physical and volumes are lost. Ann Patchett, author […]

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 […]

The Only Conflict Survival Strategy You’ll Ever Need

July 16, 2020 | Wendy B. White

Being both friends and business partners for over 25 years is an accomplishment we are really proud of. But it didn’t always come easily. Indeed, we have experienced our share of tensions and disagreements, but attribute our success to one agreement we made a long time ago. That agreement is especially critical today, given the […]

Is Cognitive Dissonance Keeping You Up at Night?

July 13, 2020 | M. Carolyn Miller

In normal times, sleep disorders affect 25 percent of Americans annually, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. But these are not normal times. Indeed, the pandemic has created “…a perfect storm of sleep problems,” notes Donn Posner, president of Sleepwell Associates and a Stanford University School of Medicine professor. Blame it on the state […]

Can You Catch the Curve?

June 25, 2020 | Wendy B. White

I am sitting on the back porch, drinking my morning coffee and listening to Bob Dylan’s “Times they are a Changing” play. The words could have been written to describe the times we are living in today. They also made me think about all of the work we have done with Continuum over the years, work that […]

What Does It Take to Lead in a Volatile World?

June 19, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

We are living and working in a world that is constantly changing, unstable, reactionary and often divisive. Welcome to the  VUCA World. What does it take to lead in such tumultuous times?   Human beings are dynamic and messy, and we bring that complex diversity with us wherever we go, including the workplace. We are also filled […]

Are You Aware of the Millennial Lens?

June 11, 2020 | M. Carolyn Miller

In the era of coronavirus, social distancing, and working from home, one industry is doing quite well, thank you: games. In fact, board games and online games that were trending upward before the new normal have suddenly moved to the top of the charts. Thank the Millennials. Born between roughly 1980 and 1994, and the largest generation in the […]