Strategies for managing performance reviews during a pandemic

Whether you still have the dreaded annual performance review or you’ve moved to ongoing performance management conversations — or you have some blend of the two — performance management during a global pandemic takes on some new dimensions. First: Do them, or skip them? Whether you have performance reviews regularly or annually, should you do […]

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Can lessons learned in 2020 improve our workplaces?

There were a lot of lessons learned in 2020. Some people discovered something new about themselves. Some found an inner strength and drew on their resilience. Others acknowledged the fragility of health – both physical and mental. Many of us have been shaken by uncertainty – our societal bonds, our economy, our income, our healthcare […]

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How to have difficult conversations remotely with your team

As leaders, we encounter all kinds of situations where we need to have difficult conversations with team members. It’s not easy at the best of times, but it’s even harder to have difficult conversations remotely.  With more people than ever working from home thanks to the worldwide pandemic, many leaders are trying to figure out […]

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Return to Work anxiety: How leaders cope

Return to work anxiety is not unexpected, given the ongoing uncertainty about the COVID-19 virus, increased outbreaks in some areas of the globe and the financial strain faced by many.  We’ve talked about how leaders can help their team members transition back to work, but it’s not necessarily any easier on those of us in […]