How can you motivate your team?

Okay, that was a trick question, because if you read my last post, you know I’m not a fan of motivation as a way to keep people on track and moving forward. So what can you do? Don’t worry. I’m not suggesting you have to leave it up to chance and whim. In fact, as the leader of your team or department, …

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How to keep remote employees engaged

A lot of people are asking variations on this question. How to keep remote teams engaged. How to keep remote employees engaged with the company culture. How to make sure remote employees feel part of the team / part of the company. How to onboard remote employees. And so on. And on. And on. Apparently it’s a deep and burning issue. …

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Interview: preparing front-line leaders

Delighted to dig into the questions of front-line leaders, how they often don’t get the support they need, and why that matters, with Jonathan Westover on the podcast Human Capital Innovations. The podcast comes in two versions – video on YouTube or audio-only on Enjoy! ShareShareTweet

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Proposing routine maintenance for … employees?

Your company takes care of the things it owns. The office HVAC system gets regular inspections. Computer hardware and software are upgraded and scanned for problems. Potholes in the parking lot are patched and resurfaced. Manufacturing equipment is routinely overhauled and serviced. Security systems are maintained. And so on. We wouldn’t dream of ignoring holes in the roof or keeping …

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Helping First-Line Managers with Stress

Your first-line managers are an incredibly valuable – and vulnerable – asset. They have the most direct impact on your individual employees, and therefore on productivity, engagement, and results. And right now they’re squashed between their own stress, their team’s stress, and their boss’s stress. What are you doing to help them not burn out? In this video, I offer …

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Leading through Uncertainty: a call to action

What does it mean to be a manager and leader in a time when everything seems to be turned upside down? Are you ready to take on the challenge? This isn’t an easy time for anyone, especially the first-line manager. I offer three key questions to help you decide what you’ll do. The choice is yours. Are you ready? Resources …

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Interview: Uplevel your leadership skills

As a feminist from my youth, I was delighted to be invited to the Petite2Queen podcast to talk about leadership, imposter syndrome, the importance of recognizing the impact that you, as a leader, have on your team, why you should make sure you own your leadership journey – and important questions about women and leadership. At 25 minutes, I’m amazed how …

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Improving team morale … in difficult times

When your team is distracted, drooping, upset over what’s happening (whatever it may be), what can you do to get them back on track, engaged and productive again? How can you raise your team’s morale, even when things are hard? In this video, you’ll learn five non-cheesy tips to help boost your team’s morale and get them focused again. Resources …

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The stress of Not Knowing

People are starting to really feel the effects of extended upheaval and stress … and not knowing. It’s hard. All of it is hard. Not knowing what’s going to happen, not knowing who will get sick, not knowing who’s already sick and about to infect you. Not knowing if you’ll have a job (if you currently have one), or find a job …

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Micromanaging: a communication problem?

Most people have had to work for or with a micromanager at some point in their career. (If you’re one of the lucky few who haven’t, congratulations – and I hope your luck holds!) Micromanagement, according to Wikipedia, is: a management style whereby a manager closely observes and/or controls and/or reminds the work of his/her subordinates or employees. Micromanagement is …

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