Our world is in a transition. And we have a choice – thrive or survive. COVID-19 felt like it happened overnight, without any warning, leaving many leaders scrambling to keep their teams engaged and productive. The COVID-19 pandemic represents one of many business transitions you will face as a leader.

As you listen in, you will learn strategies that can be applied during any time of change.


Questions Received By Attendees and Answered By Our Experts

  • How can I make sure my team / clients know I am present for them? Such as questions to ask employees to make sure I am making it as easy as I can for them and to know/understand their concerns?
  • How do I build a new routine while working from home without losing productivity from my team?
  • How do we keep our EMPLOYEE and customer data secure allowing people to work from home?
  • How do personality styles play into productivity and communication?
  • How do we build muscle memory to support our culture and new habits that actually stick?
  • Best practices for keeping team members WHO ARE LESS BUSY THAN NORMAL engaged to reduce boredom. For example in a dealership, those in parts, service, sales.
  • How do you best support employees at different stages of stress and potentially grief?
  • Thoughts on long term changes in the BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT and how business is conducted. For instance, I am own a dealership and wonder what it looks like after this is over.
  • How will the “new normal” affect our culture / What will the work landscape look like? 10. How will the financial distress some people feel affect their motivation?
  • Without obviously patting ourselves on the back, how can we sincerely communicate the steps we took to mitigate the impact of their downturn?
  • I am looking for creative and professional ways to help our people be successful, as well as keep them connected in community and in business.
  • Some of what we’ve experienced over the last couple of weeks will result in process change.  What’s the best way to CREATE AND position the changes?
  • Some people were struggling with performance before, and more may be struggling now.  How do we talk with them about this?
  • This seems to be a good opportunity to empower people.  What does that really mean and how do we do it?
  • What are people expecting of us as leaders now, as well as when we transition back to a “new normal”?
  • What can I do to keep my people from feeling isolated?
  • What liability and/or culture concerns might we have in bringing people back to work, once we have a green light from the government?
  • How to get the most out of employees that are encouraged to work from home but don’t work efficiently/effectively at home.
  • What’s the best way to make decisions in uncertain times?
  • How to redirect a leadership that has forgotten that their main purpose is to lead their people, not lead their own work/career their
  • What are the process that need to be in place to for give the SDA loan.
  • How do you calculate payroll for reimbursement for forgiveness.

Thank you to our panelist:

  • Dan Schneider: Partner, The Rawls Group – dschneider@rawlsgroup.com
  • Dan Iosue: Partner, The Rawls Group – daniosue@rawlsgroup.com
  • Brigitta Hoeferle: CEO, NLP Center of Atlanta – brigitta@nlpatlanta.com
  • Aimee LaBrake Allen: Aimee Labrake Consulting – aimee@aimeelabrakeconsulting.com

Contact us and we can help you with insights, other resources, and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas you can apply to your business right away.


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