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

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How to reassure your team in uncertain times

No one can predict right now what will happen in the next few weeks or months. That uncertainty, of course, contributes to enormous anxiety and fear in people. While many of us are doing everything we can to “flatten the curve” of the outbreak, it isn’t easy to keep soldiering on. Some of us workContinue Reading

poor performance

Practical approaches to avoid poor performance from your team

One of the harder aspects of leadership is effectively dealing with poor performance. It might be that a team member is: Not pulling their weight Not meeting deadlines Creating conflict or involved in conflict with someone else Chronically late or absent Not meeting sales targets And the list goes on… As a leadership coach, IContinue Reading

performance conversations

Keys to having effective performance conversations

Hands up if you’ve ever been excited to have performance conversations. Anyone?  Not many people enjoy engaging in them, either as an employee or as the leader. They feel so forced and awkward in their calculated orchestration.  As leaders, deep down we know that performance conversations can be valuable. And they are, when they’re doneContinue Reading