Throughout the Small Giants Community and beyond, leaders are doing what’s right when it matters most. These are their stories. Read more.
Leading in a Time of Crisis
By Paul Spiegelman for Forbes: “Now is our time to show up and be present. As leaders, we have other people in our lives, both personally and professionally, that count on us. There is no better time to step up and make a difference than right now. Here are a few thoughts on how to cope, prioritize, and persevere.” Read more.
On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman and Jack Stack draw on their wisdom as purpose-driven leaders to share an action plan for business owners who want to do right by their employees, customers, and communities. Listen.
Especially in trying times, an emotionally intelligent culture has a competitive advantage: imagine a team comprised of self-aware, self-managing professionals with great relationships, and a high level of empathy. Read more.
While you’re having serious discussions with your team about the financial state of your business, make sure everyone is speaking the same language. Download and share this worksheet for a crash course in business finance vocabulary. Download.
How can small business leaders protect their cultures and support their team members during this crisis? A conversation with Jack Stack. Read the article on Forbes.
Leading a Virtual Team
In a recent Small Giants virtual workshop, Small Giants leader and CEO of Big Cartel, Anna Brozek, shared how their entirely virtual team stays connected, productive, and culturally aligned. She also spent a good portion of the workshop answering questions from attendees — many of whom had their own wisdom to share too. Read the highlights.
For Small Giants suddenly finding themselves leading virtual teams, download this ebook to learn how to keep your core purpose and values front and center in a digital environment. Download.
Many organizations and teams are quickly working to adapt to working in remote teams. Small Giants company Vivayic has been a remote team from its founding in 2006. They now have 33 employees in 11 states working with more than 50 clients across the country. Download their virtual meeting facilitators guide for help planning and facilitating virtual meetings and training events. Download.
Learn more about how Small Giants company InterWorks maintains its culture and stays connected across remote employees and multiple continents. Read more.
Attendees walked away from this virtual workshop with two concrete, actionable tools for amplifying connection, belonging, and trust in your own organization during these challenging times. Watch the recording.
Mental Health and Family Resources
Meditation app Headspace is offering a free collection of meditations, and sleep and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. Check it out.
We sat down with Small Giants leaders who are open and proactive about mental health to learn the systems and practices that got them there. Here are six ways to create a mentally healthy workplace. Read more.
Kids pay attention to the news when hot topics dominate it, and they are often curious enough to ask questions. If your children want answers, Nationwide Children’s Hospital suggests a multi-layered approach. Read more.
Below are the top questions that commercial real estate tenants are asking us during this crisis, including how they can secure immediate rental relief from their landlords. Read more.
Check out some of the positive behaviors of leaders who are mindful. Are any of these part of your discipline? If so, you are likely leading in a mindful way and enhancing the lives of your team members. If these aren’t on your list, not to worry, you can easily incorporate them. Read more.
Get calm and present with this virtual guided meditation session led by Small Giants leader Rob Dubé. Watch.
COVID-19 revealed that people really do bring their whole selves to work — and employers aren’t prepared. Read Headspace’s 2020 Mental Health Trends Report
Resources for Business Owners
Business coaches from around the world complied this COVID-19 planning document and checklist to help leaders take care of themselves, their families, and their businesses. Read more here.
Download Steven Wilkinson’s guide for small business leaders in the early phase of the COVID-19 lockdown. Download here.
This action guide from the Great Game of Business helps leaders understand what actions to take now, how to take fear out of the workplace, and how to get ready for the upturn. Download here.
Use this loan forgiveness calculator to help navigate PPP loans as part of the CARES Act. Download the tool.
Download a prepaid ebook of Change the Game – Saving the American Dream by Closing the Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots by Jack Stack with Darren Dahl. Download here.
Other Ways to Connect and Learn
These interactive virtual workshops are free to attend and designed to help you learn new strategies for running a purpose-driven business while connecting with other Small Giants leaders. View upcoming workshops.
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On the Growing with Purpose Podcast, Small Giants Community Co-Founder, Paul Spiegelman, goes behind the scenes with purpose-driven business leaders to learn about what shaped them in business and in life. Subscribe.