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. AtContinue Reading

recognition and appreciation

Is there a difference between recognition and appreciation?

As leaders, we hear how recognition and appreciation are important for fostering workplaces where team members feel valued and supported. By doing this, we not only build relationships, but we build the foundation of strong teams: we build team trust. While recognition and appreciation might be similar in practice, they are distinctly different in anContinue Reading

delegate effectively

How to delegate effectively to save time and your sanity

It’s no secret: An important best practice in leadership circles is to spend your time on tasks and projects that are the best use of your time and delegate the rest. Why then, as managers and leaders, don’t we delegate more often and more effectively? The most common excuse I hear from my clients whoContinue Reading

Leaders handle criticism

How good leaders handle criticism

You can’t please everyone is a truism that is particularly important to leaders.   Leading others in an organization practically by definition means having to make decisions where there is no obvious easy choice. Realistically, there is no choice that will make everyone happy.   Part of the responsibility that comes with the benefits ofContinue Reading