Entries by Coach Padraig

Returning to work team strategies you need

It felt surreal when the world shut down in March, but it feels equally strange to be reopening and returning to work when there’s still so much uncertainty about the pandemic (particularly for our American readers, with escalating numbers in the US).  Now that outbreak numbers have slowed in Canada (and other countries), Canada’s provinces […]

Discover the reality of remote work myths

If there’s one good thing about 2020 and the worldwide pandemic, it’s that it has opened up some possibilities that might have seemed impossible before. In some cases that has led to greatness.  In other cases, it has led to challenges. As a result of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, more employers than ever before transitioned […]

Zoom fatigue: Is it time to log off?

I love that technology allows me to work with my team (we span four time zones!) and to work remotely with clients. It’s been a little easier for us at Padraig to adapt to virtual meetings during the global pandemic than for some of our clients who are new to working remotely.  But even so, […]

The key benefits to solving problems, now

Do you feel like you’re constantly solving problems?  For some folks, it’s as though they get one thing sorted and another pops up – or maybe the same kind of problem recurs.  Bill Murray fans might call it a Groundhog Day situation, which sounds cuter than it feels, but the more technical term is being […]

Simple methods to gain useful employee feedback

Last time we talked about accepting staff who bring forward problems. But, what if folks aren’t doing that? It might feel strange, particularly if you’ve worked for bosses who never sought your input about their own performance. But without feedback, it’s hard to gauge how you’re doing.  Massively successful and powerful people have the confidence […]