Author: Courtney Barnes

Self-Care and COVID-19 Self-Care Are Different

Last week, I was rubbed raw and pushed over the edge. I screamed, indulged on sugar, and wanted to pull my hair out. Somewhat consciously, I flushed my identity down the toilet. So much for being resourceful, resilient, skilled, and less stressed. I also know that I’m not alone.  This unprecedented experience is bringing a […]

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Decision Theory

Decisions are essential to leadership. Typically, we focus on the work at hand without intentionally thinking through decision strategy. The rapid evolution of Covid-19 has strained decision systems. In light of the complexity, stress, and uncertainty we now face, this document consolidates several frameworks for decision making.

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Remote Work Resources

Many teams are currently beginning to work remotely. Here’s the good news–we’ve been preparing to do this for the past decade. In the face of the current COVID-19 crisis and the move to remote work, AIM Leadership is resharing several key resources to help you and your team adjust to working remotely. Leading Virtual Effectiveness: […]

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Five Reasons Why Organizations Should Invest in a Business Psychologist

Most companies don’t hesitate to invest in new technologies. There’s an assumption that if you want to keep up with the pack, you need to invest in the latest hardware, the best software, and the top talent to run these machines. But even in an age of automation, no business can thrive on technologies alone.  […]

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Four Ways Leaders Can Put Mental Health on the Workplace Agenda in the 2020s

2020 promises to be a bumpy year. The market is increasingly precarious, a U.S. election is on the horizon, and the impact of AI continues to restructure how we work and in what types of roles. Sometimes, uncertainty is a gateway to innovation and productive change. But high levels of uncertainty–economic, political, and professional–can also […]

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How to Survive the December Dash

Every November, a dear friend puts an automatic response on all incoming email messages that reads, “This is our busy season. I will not be responding to email until February.” Her message reflects her years of experience in retail. Over 60% of her revenue comes in a six week period. To optimize customer services, she […]

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Professional Investing: How and Why to Do it and the Potential Returns

Look around, and you’ll notice that parents will do almost anything for their kids (sometimes even to their detriment). I’ve encountered individuals going close to bankrupt to buy their kids the best possible education. Sometimes this means moving to an expensive neighborhood to take advantage of highly ranked zoned schools. Sometimes it means sending kids […]

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Delegation

When leaders fail to delegate, there are many costs to pay. “Delegation-phobes” are more likely to experience overwhelm and low levels of engagement on their team. Delegation maestros realize higher retention rates and higher levels of workplace engagement.  Fortunately, effective delegation is a learned behavior. To get started, follow a few simple rules of thumb.

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