Expert Leadership Advice for the Time of COVID-19 from Mike Pitcher

The wis­dom, insight, and lead­ing edge think­ing of Mike Pitch­er pre­vails

Here is Mike with time­ly and sound coun­sel on how we look at this Cri­sis

Mike gives us vision and per­spec­tive that we need

The Coro­n­avirus will test col­lec­tive lead­er­ship skills like nev­er before

Lis­ten to great sug­ges­tions for lead­ers dur­ing this chal­leng­ing time

Start­ing with stay­ing cool and calm.

News You Need to Know

So Your Plans for a Conference Have Been Cancelled — What Now?

What to do when your planned Conference is cancelled:

Here is what Conference Organizers & management are saying---

"We are going to be forced to reinvent, recover, and redefine so many things.
These are somewhat uncharted water in conferencing.
You must always prepare for the unexpected.
Rally amongst each other, and remain optimistic."


How Do You Highlight the Frustration of Tampon Dispensers? Make Men Pay for Toilet Paper

Something Males Probably Never Talk or Know About

Not just because it is International Women’s Day
The mobile-activated tampon dispenser Hooha posted this.
Gets people talking about expanding, modernizing & simplifying access to tampons
This huge coin-operated toilet paper dispenser could be installed in a men’s restroom.
Video in the Link explains the idea and why the creators felt it was necessary


How to Change Anyone’s Mind — Don’t Push

From the Book: The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind by Jonah Berger ( Published on March 10 )

How do you do it?
Overall: Remove barriers; Don't Push
Use Four action-ables to win people over:
1) Reduce Reactance (Make People feel in control)
2) Ease Endowment (People stick with what know)
3) Alleviate Uncertainty (Major Move)
4) Find Corroborating Evidence (Follow up with new info)
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Cheryl Miller is New CEO of AutoNation CEOAutoNation - 12/31/1969

The First woman to be AutoNation Leader . Cheryl Miller was the chief financial officer of AutoNation for several years.

Cheryl led several strategic initiatives for AutoNation in her career.

Initiatives included building partnerships with Alphabet's Waymo.

AN second-quarter earnings rose to $100.8 M, from $97.6 M,

Analysts were expecting $1.06 a share on revenue of $5.29 billion.

AutoNation's profits have been under pressure as U.S. new vehicle sales have weakened
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Should Car Owners & Fleets Pay More Gas Tax to Fix Roads & Bridges

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