Planners’ Picks – January 5, 2021

Planners’ Picks:
A collection of resources from CSN planning committee members worth mentioning

New year, new attitude! Get you and your team started on the right foot with these links.


How to Lead Change No Matter Your Job Title

In times of chaos and complexity, people naturally look to leaders to inspire action and chart the course forward. What if that leader—the person making a difference—could be you? It can (and should) be.  You don’t need an official “leadership title” to lead change.

How to set goals for 2021 when everything feels uncertain

This year may not be the time for stringent New Year’s resolutions, but you can still create moments to look forward to.

Linkedin Learning: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Building Resilience

Dodging adversity is often not a choice. Encountering a devastating event—the gut-wrenching kind that zaps away joy—is an inevitability of life. In their New York Times best-selling book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton psychologist Adam Grant share their insights on building resilience in the face of such setbacks.

How can I help you achieve your fullest potential?

This is the question good leaders need to ask their middle managers and front line workers. Learn how Allan Klotsche connected to all levels of his organization in this short YouTube video from the Wisconsin Servant Leadership Conference. Empowering all staff makes amazing things happen in work environments. How will you engage employees more deliberately?

Virtual Remote Group Problem Solving and Process Improvement

Working remotely with virtual teams isn’t new, but it’s become the new normal. How can you make your process improvement projects work virtually? Scott Converse from the Center for Professional & Executive Development group at the School of Business tells us here:

From remote work to organizational health: 5 ways to help teams during uncertain times

These five posts from McKinsey & Company have emerged over the recent months as go-to resources to help organizations return, reimagine, and reinvent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wonders of the Human Brain

The brain is fascinating, and many people love discussions about neuroscience and how the brain works. Listen to this talk with Dr. Melissa Hughes, author of Happy Hour with Einstein and Happier Hour with Einstein, Another Round. She combines her PhD in education with her vast experience in marketing communications with extensive research in neuroscience and behavioral psychology to share simple, applicable strategies that improve outcomes both at work and in our personal lives. In this podcast episode, Melissa explains how to manage stress and uncertainty, and navigating the “us” vs. “them” mentality that’s been so prevalent today.