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5 ways the pandemic has changed leadership | How to stretch employees without breaking them | Read more from Julie Winkle Giulioni on SmartBrief on Leadership Created for {EMAIL} | [{NAME}]( at [{NAME}]( [For more relevant content - Update Your Profile]( | [Web Version]( March 12, 2021 CONNECT WITH SMARTBRIEF  [LinkedIn]( [Facebook]( [Twitter]( [SmartBrief on Leadership]( [SmartBrief on Leadership]( Innovative Ideas. Ahead of the Curve. [SIGN UP]( ⋅ [SHARE]( ADVERTISEMENT Leading Edge [] [5 ways the pandemic has changed leadership]( The pandemic has emphasized leadership qualities like empathy, flexibility, collaboration and an emphasis on mental health, writes Erin Joy. "To bring organizations into the future, the next leaders have to create an environment where team members feel comfortable presenting innovative ideas, being vulnerable and taking chances," she writes. Full Story: [Chief Learning Officer online]( (3/11) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] [How to stretch employees without breaking them]( Stretch assignments can help employees develop new skills and give them important experience, but they need capacity and resources to succeed without burning out, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Your support acts as an insurance policy that the rubber band won't snap or break because you are monitoring the process, offering guidance, addressing obstacles and suggesting adjustments," she writes. Full Story: [SmartBrief/Leadership]( (3/11) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] [Read more]( from Julie Winkle Giulioni on SmartBrief on Leadership Executive Program in Corporate Strategy Grow as a leader by adding more strategic value to your company. In Chicago Booth's Executive Program in Corporate Strategy, you'll learn to coordinate, communicate, and evaluate your corporate strategy to combat competition. Starts May 3. [Learn more](. ADVERTISEMENT: [] Strategic Management [] [Why boards should focus on social purpose over self]( Traditional boards look out for the good of the organization, but nonprofit organizations, in particular, would benefit from boards that put social purpose first, writes BoardSource President and CEO Anne Wallestad. "[P]urpose-driven board leadership is a shift in thinking and orientation toward the board's role, less a structure or set of technical practices than a way of being and thinking," Wallestad writes. Full Story: [Stanford Social Innovation Review online]( (3/10) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] Smarter Communication [] [3 keys to hybrid meetings that work for everyone]( Engagement in meetings where some people are in the room and others online starts by setting up the camera so everyone can see, having everyone be on camera and encouraging introductions, writes Ben Decker. "We have to make sure everyone on a team or in an organization has a voice and feels heard, as that will lead to better engagement and a better culture," he writes. Full Story: [Decker Communications]( (3/10) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] [Brainstorming online doesn't have to be draining]( Virtual brainstorming sessions can be successful with a small group, clear rules and goals, a lighthearted mindset and proper follow-up, writes Jarrod Walpert. "Narrow it down to a maximum of six people who can offer a mix of diverse points of view across strategy, creative and what's trending in pop culture," he writes. Full Story: [Ragan]( (3/11) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( Featured Content Insights for HR and workforce leaders from SmartBrief Originals - [HR Insights: Handling layoffs with emotional intelligence]( - [What the board needs from the CHRO]( - [Don't lose sight of recognition with the shift to remote work]( - [FAQ: Improving employee engagement through social media]( - [Reward systems that work when work isn’t very rewarding]( [] Smarter Living Get your mind and body right each Friday [] [Why optimism should be tempered with tragedy]( Practicing "tragic optimism" -- a phrase invented by Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl -- can help us find hope and meaning in challenging times. "Focusing on meaning might take a bit longer for people to develop that relationship with whatever does bring them meaning, but it will be so much more long-lasting," says Swansea University researcher Jessica Mead. Full Story: [BBC (free registration)]( (3/8) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] In Their Own Words [] [Earn your leadership, and create opportunity]( [Earn your leadership, and create opportunity]( (YouTube/ Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business) Leadership is an earned privilege that must be used responsibly to create equal opportunity for everyone, says Mastercard Executive Chairman Ajay Banga. He also discusses the power of decency, which prompts people to "follow you to the ends of the earth because you're worth following because you have your hand on their back and not in their face," Banga says. Full Story: [Duke University Fuqua School of Business]( (3/11) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] Daily Diversion [] [Drone gives new perspective on Minn. bowling alley]( [Drone gives new perspective on Minn. bowling alley]( (YouTube/jaybyrdfilms) A Minnesota bowling alley features patrons quoting from famous movies while a drone zooms down lanes and through the establishment's movie house and restaurant. The video, created by drone operator Jay Christensen, is part of a video production company's project to highlight local businesses. Full Story: [Kottke]( (3/11), [The New York Times]( (3/11) [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] Editor's Note [] [What are you reading today?]( What are you reading today? Every Friday, we chat on Twitter about the books that are making a difference in our leadership journey. Please [respond to this tweet with your #FridayReads fave](! [LinkedIn]( [Twitter]( [Facebook]( [Email]( [] About The Editor [] James daSilva James daSilva Hi, it's your SmartBrief on Leadership editor! I've had the great fortune of editing this email for nearly 10 years. Before that, I was a copy editor, including at a small daily newspaper in upstate New York. I know we have a lot of nonprofit leaders here, not just corporate folks. You might enjoy the BoardSource column above -- or our daily newsletter we do with that group. [Here's the latest issue](, and click "Sign Up" on that page if you want to get the email. Thank you for reading and subscribing. If this newsletter helps you, please tell your colleagues, friends or anyone who can benefit. Forward them this email, or [send this link](. What topics do you see in your daily work that I should know about? Do you have praise? Criticism? A favorite story from The Onion? 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