difficult conversations remotely

How to have difficult conversations remotely with your team

As leaders, we encounter all kinds of situations where we need to have difficult conversations with team members. It’s not easy at the best of times, but it’s even harder to have difficult conversations remotely.  With more people than ever working from home thanks to the worldwide pandemic, many leaders are trying to figure out […]

employee anxiety

How to gauge your employee anxiety about returning to work

Returning to work after months at home is unsettling for almost everyone, but how do you evaluate employee anxiety? It’s important for us, as leaders, to figure out who is okay (yay, I get to leave the kids home with their Dad!), who is a bit apprehensive (are we going to be properly socially distanced […]

avoid burnout

How leaders find support through a crisis and avoid burnout

Leading through the COVID-19 crisis has pushed many of us in ways we could never have anticipated when we first welcomed 2020.  From keeping frontline workers safe or coping with staffing challenges to transitioning to working remotely, leaders have had a lot to figure out during this global crisis – all while keeping revenue on […]

employee feedback

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 […]