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A coach approach to transitioning your teams return to work

Using a coach approach with your team members can help them with communication, innovation, self-reliance, confidence, taking responsibility and even with their work relationships.  Our clients and regular readers of our blog are familiar with what it means to use a coach approach to leadership, but you may not have thought about how you canContinue Reading

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8 tips for encouraging team members to speak up at work

If you’ve ever worked in a fractious or toxic work environment, you know how difficult it can be to speak up at work.  Hushed and guarded conversations. Uncertainty about who to trust. Dread about retribution for those who dare to raise concerns. Worrying about the future of your career. In the worst cases, a pervasiveContinue Reading

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The essential tools for facilitating remote meetings

If the COVID-19 crisis has thrown you into working with some or all staff online, we’ve got some ideas to help you quickly adapt and improve your productivity.  At Padraig, we have a team spanning four time zones and we frequently work remotely with clients. As we discussed briefly in our 9 necessary tips forContinue Reading

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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