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Collaborating Your Way to Creative Solutions

Many businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in 2020, putting their leaders to the test. In times of crisis, there are no easy answers — and this Worth article suggests that women CEOs may be handling the uncertainty better than the men. Among other factors, women tend to value open communication, and they’re more willing to be vulnerable with their teams.

Finding creative solutions is the subject of the eighth short video in FranklinCovey’s series “The 7 Habits Coach: How to Deal with Change and Uncertainty,” based on the principles of Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In this video, Jennifer Colosimo, senior vice president at FranklinCovey, asks, “How do we come together to create the best solution going forward?”

Creative solutions start with collaboration. When you really value your team’s differences, you’re better equipped to explore the alternatives and find the best path forward. Jen also recommends incorporating habits discussed earlier in the series. (If you missed the previous episodes, start watching here.) If you’ve been working from home in the past few months, this video will remind you to stay connected with your coworkers. Listening to their ideas — and sharing your own — makes the whole team stronger.

For more career advice, watch Forté’s Don’t Quarantine Your Career webinar series on demand!

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