managing virtual teams

Leadership tips for managing virtual teams

More and more leaders are managing virtual teams – a reality many of you have just been thrown into it in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to “flatten the curve” of the outbreak. Technology has made telecommuting a norm, and several leaders I know manage folks who work remotely all the time. At […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Leadership?

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes jobs redundant by the millions, how can you ensure you have a place in the workplace? Before you think, ah, but I’m in a leadership role in X industry and this won’t affect me at all: This is about much more than just manufacturing jobs.  Earlier this year, AI expert […]

build a solid culture

How One to One meetings build a solid culture of engaged employees

How often do you engage with your direct-reports? I don’t mean a list of updates at a weekly meeting, or a drive-by debrief when something is falling apart.  What I mean is:  How often do you sit and talk about what is motivating them? what’s wearing them down?  How often do you tell them what […]

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How to disagree with your boss

I remember vividly as a young professional a time when I had a dissenting opinion about an important issue, but hesitated to offer it.  The problem was that I didn’t feel encouraged to give an honest opinion if it conflicted (and it did!) with that of the people more senior to me at the time. […]