Guiding Principles for Leaders During a Physically Distant, Socially Connected Time

At Blue Beyond, we believe in the power of human potential to solve our most intractable problems. It’s what we are built for. 

For more than a decade, we have partnered with organizations as they navigate times of change, while creating thriving workplaces with engaged employees. We believe that humans are resilient, creative, smarter together — and are built to adapt to new circumstances in innovative ways.

As we navigate this time, here are principles we know to be true:

[info_list font_size_icon=”12″ eg_br_style=”dotted” eg_br_width=”1″ connector_color=”#84aace”][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]We’ve got this! Humans have been going through profound challenges throughout history. We are creative, courageous, resilient, and smarter together. This is our challenge, and this is our time. We can and will do the hard things – together. Resilience and courage is a team sport.[/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]The current situation will not be measured in weeks, it’s likely to be months, and we will feel impact and change for years. [/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]There will likely be “waves” of new information and more restriction of movement followed by less, and this has the potential to cause continued disruption.[/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]This is going to change lives and create loss. We have to remain grounded in the present and work every day to deliver value and support to those we can.[/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]We want to honor and meet the intense challenges of the present, and our bias for action has us looking forward. This is not about “getting through” something. We take a long view, because we believe in the immense potential of this time — finding opportunities to grow our culture and bonds, and help the world do the same.[/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]Humans, and thus organizations, will certainly emerge changed from this situation. We want to harness emerging leader perspectives that have the potential to foster greater social responsibility. We want to support leaders who value real human connections with their employees, customers, and communities. We want to help them lead with compassion, understanding, presence, and gratitude, and grow their organizations through workplaces where employees can – and want to do their best work.[/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]We lean more fervently than ever on our purpose, and we embrace this as an opportunity to share it with our clients and the world. For us, this means:

  • being a force for good
  • living as global citizens
  • holding a connection to nature
  • viewing the workplace as a genuine source of community and connection
  • catalyzing group genius to help solve our most intractable problems
  • providing every child a chance to flourish, learn and thrive
  • valuing and nurturing mind, soul, heart and body health

[/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]We will learn our way through – we will adapt, be inventive, and we will find new ways to add value to our clients and to the world. We’ll try new things and adjust as we go.[/info_list_item][info_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^69597|url^https://www.bluebeyondconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bb-icon-circle.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^bb-icon-circle|description^null” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:23px;”]Businesses are a force for good. A place where humans feel a sense of pride, dignity, and respect and a place where there is real power to create a future where all can thrive.
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