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‘How Business Leaders Can Prepare for Work Life After the Pandemic: Read Maya Angelou.’
J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation, founder and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School, wrote commentary for USA Today titled “How business leaders can prepare for work life after the pandemic: Read Maya Angelou.”
In the piece, Haynie notes that what employees will remember is how leaders’ action—or inaction—made them feel about themselves and their value to the organization. He writes, “What I’ve learned from studying those who do fit the traditional leader stereotype is that Angelou’s ability to understand and translate the human condition is most often the attribute and ability that distinguishes a skilled executive from the few who truly epitomize a transformative leader.”
To read his essay in its entirety, visit USA Today.
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