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3 Ways to Empower Your Team to Innovate During Uncertain Times The leadership strategies that turn challenging times into business breakthroughs.

By Chris Xu, Ph.D. Edited by Lisa Lombardi

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While 2020 caught many people and businesses off guard, it's been inspiring to see the resulting selflessness, courage and creativity. Entire industries have been forced to invent new streams of revenue and pivot business operations overnight to deal with the pandemic situation. And, while difficult times can certainly trigger a desire to hunker down and ride out the storm, it's critical that leaders forge ahead by empowering their teams to remain inventive.

For many leaders, there was no option to lay low during the global crisis — people relied on their services to survive — and so there became this incredible drive to adapt for the greater good. However, it's up to the leaders to encourage this mindset. Below are a few tips I've used at ThermoGenesis to help motivate and empower my teams to keep their foot on the gas — even during uncertain times.

Don't stray from goal setting

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