What Great Managers Do to Lead Healthy Virtual Teams

Work from home

If you’re like most managers, you’re trying to figure out how to keep people productive and engaged while working remotely. And you may swing between two positions.  On the one hand… You don’t want to bug people if they’re working contentedly and productively at home. Why create unnecessary meetings? Worse, maybe they’ll feel like you’re … Read more

Managers, Are You Suffering from Burnout?

I’ll never forget early in my management career, getting an email from my boss at 5:43 am. I was getting ready for work, just out of the shower, hair dripping wet, checking email before driving to the office. I was wound up a little tight over this new position and this new boss. I wanted … Read more

Are You a Manager or a Leader? Here’s a Quick Test to Find Out!

Leaders and managers are both critically important to an organization. While the competencies required in both roles can be useful in either position, there are clear distinctions between the functions. And knowing whether you’re more naturally inclined toward a manager role or a leader role can be helpful.  This quick test can also help you … Read more

The Four Corners Formula: Take HR from Transactional to Transformational

So you’re in HR…in a company that’s small or mid-size. You’re probably very focused on the compliance side of HR. Compensation, benefits, required training…all that.  But your company is growing and you’re wondering…or maybe your executive team is asking…what do we do about developing our leaders and their teams?  Well, I think of the compliance … Read more

Want to Build Agility and Develop Emotional Intelligence? Here’s your Tool!

Updated: May 18th, 2021 Whether at home, or at work, different situations call on us to respond using emotional intelligence and agility. The COVID-19 environment we’re in now certainly accentuates that need. But sometimes we reach for our same old responses out of habit, even when the situation is begging us to rethink our approach. … Read more

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