Entries by Coach Padraig

When high performers can’t play nice with others

The solution for handling a problem employee who is a poor performer might be a no-brainer: You involve HR, document and terminate their employment. It’s not so easy, however, when you have a very difficult employee who is also one of your high performers. Unfortunately, it’s not that uncommon. Sometimes it’s a certain ego or […]

Return to Work anxiety: How leaders cope

Return to work anxiety is not unexpected, given the ongoing uncertainty about the COVID-19 virus, increased outbreaks in some areas of the globe and the financial strain faced by many.  We’ve talked about how leaders can help their team members transition back to work, but it’s not necessarily any easier on those of us in […]

How to successfully lead your remote teams

Back in March, many of our clients were busy transitioning from the normal office routine to remote teams collaborating virtually thanks to COVID-19.  Some of us have long had some folks working on remote teams so it was less disruptive and others were working on the frontlines and so never did shift to Work From […]

What does being productive mean right now?

Most of us around the world are staying home right now, trying to minimize the coronavirus pandemic. Some of us are still working or have transitioned to working from home, some have been laid off and some are working on the frontlines. And everywhere on social media and internet sites, we’re barraged with social media […]

How to start an engaging Zoom meeting

Capturing the attention of an audience has been the work of storytellers, writers, and orators forever and a day. Narrative hooks can range from dramatic to hilarious stories, startling stats or relatable secrets. Songwriters and musicians use music hooks — memorable lyrics or melodies — to catch the ear of the listener.  Why? If you […]