My book is about to be published!

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in unimaginable ways to the way we work, live and socialize. It has been a worldwide wake-up call for people and businesses, reminding us how interconnected and interdependent we are.

Business operations have changed and we will emerge from the pandemic years more resilient for the future, if we learn the lessons and take positive action now. BACK to BLACK | A Post-Pandemic Playbook is a tool for those wanting to better understand the interrelatedness between people and business and how to champion transformation by creating innovative solutions as we transition into the new normal.

Looking at ten core business functions and how they have been impacted by the pandemic, BACK to BLACK gives thought-provoking actions to develop a post-pandemic playbook to help individuals thrive and businesses prosper once again.

“A very engaging read … packed full of relevant key messages for business
professionals to excel as we transition out of the pandemic into the new normal.”
— Douglas R. Day, President, First Cambridge Capital Inc., Canada

“Back to Black inspires thought leadership, providing insightful considerations as
we emerge from the pandemic and push toward a new normal.”
— Cami Tedder, Managing Partner, Cork & Craft Taphouse Ltd., Canada

“Janice has blended engaging storytelling and business insights with inspiring action
points to prepare us for the new normal. It’s a great tool to have in your back pocket.”
— Brian Williams, CEO, Insurtech Solutions Ltd., Cayman Islands


Using the letters of leadership as an acronym, these are key components for thoughtful, inspiring leadership.


Listen with eyes and ears, and lead by example.

Engage and empower your people to be thought leaders.

Activate conversation and contribution.

Direct with clarity.

Encourage and ensure open dialogue.

Respect diverse opinions and build trusting relationships.

Support every department and every team member.

Hire and keep great people.

Inspire great work and a performance driven team.

Provide the tools for success, nurture confidence, and recognize effort.

LEADERSHIP by Janice D. MacLean

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