being productive

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 mediaContinue Reading

engaging zoom meeting

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 youContinue Reading

respect owned or earned

Respect: is it owed or earned?

Respect is a two-way street.  Respect your elders. Give respect, get respect. We grow up hearing all kinds of things about respect, but what is ideal in the workplace? Is respect owed because of achievements, abilities, and status? Or earned because of qualities and reciprocity? Or should it be a combination of both owed andContinue Reading

celebrating wins

Why celebrating wins with your remote team is important

We’ve talked before about remembering – amid the deadlines and the pressures and the non-stop busy-ness – to celebrate wins with our team members. – especially if you are, like most of us right now, scrambling to adapt to managing remotely while helping staff transition to working remotely in response to the COVID-19 crisis. TheContinue Reading