Remote Team Meetings – 7 Quick Tips

Trying to hold meetings when everyone’s working from home, the dog’s barking, and the cat’s trying to sit on the keyboard? Here are seven quick tips to make your remote team meetings productive and enjoyable when you’re all working from home! (In fact … don’t look now, but your meetings just might be even better than they were when you …

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How are you identifying “hi-po” leaders?

What are you doing to make sure the right people are in your Emerging Leaders program? Assessing your current workforce allows you to evaluate who’s ready for advancement and training. But while the usual practice is to select the high-potential (a.k.a. “hi-po”) individuals, that’s not always the wisest option. It’s an acceptable starting point, but we need to remember that …

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Manage-from-Home Tips

I’ve started a new week-daily post on LinkedIn and Facebook under the hashtag #TheLeadershipGeekWorksFromHome. I invite you to follow the hashtag on either (or both!) platforms. What will you be getting? Here are the first eight tips: 1. Reach out daily to check in Don’t wait for your team members to contact you. There are a host of reasons why …

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Managing gossip in the workplace

As a first-line manager or supervisor, how can you manage gossip in the workplace? How can you squash gossip without being viewed as a mean manager or as the “word police”? Workplace gossip is never a good thing – it creates anxiety, it excludes people, it generates mistrust and disengaged, anxious employees. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you …

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Managing a remote team

Suddenly working from home AND trying to manage your suddenly-working-from-home employees? It’s hard enough getting organized to work from a home office, but when your whole team is trying to get organized from home and trying to stay on top of the work, it’s that much crazier. Add into that the fact that your kids and partner are also home, …

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Suddenly managing from home?

You’ve been told to work from home. On the one hand, yay: you’re at less risk for infection. But you’re used to being in the office with your team. And now you can’t walk over to someone’s desk to ask a question or get a status report, and they can’t come to your office to check in or brainstorm problems. …

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Are you contagious?

Did you know that your attitude is contagious? So is everyone else’s. A client noticed that when one of his consistently negative and cranky co-workers went on vacation, the whole office lightened up … until the co-worker came back. And it wasn’t even anyone he worked with directly. Everyone has days when they’re less than bright and bubbly. We’re human, after …

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What do you MEAN, you’re leaving?!

Your best employee just told you she needs to take an extended leave of absence. Maybe it’s a sick family member. Maybe she just got the chance of a lifetime to do something she’s always dreamed of. Maybe it’s something else. Whatever it is, she’s going to be gone for a while. And she’s giving you a choice: she can …

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Manager’s Guide to Change Leadership

Ever had to deal with the anxiety and resistance caused by change at work? A new software system, a new boss, a merger with another company, some sort of cultural change initiative – change management and change leadership are hard AND important responsibilities. And if you’re a manager just learning your management skills / leadership skills, it’s even more challenging …

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Flexible Workplace: problems & solutions

Is your flexible, casual workplace becoming too informal or disrespectful? It’s the law of unintended consequences at work, creating situations where employees are disrespectful, missing deadlines, and disrespecting each other’s time and energy. As a manager or supervisor, what can you do? How can you manage this situation, especially if your company emphasizes a flexible, casual culture? In this video, …

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