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Episode 27: The Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make podcast Jun 28, 2022

What is a mistake you witness leaders making more frequently than others?

We are bound to make mistakes as leaders. Some of those mistakes can turn into patterns. And these patterns can really get us in trouble – and make a mess of our teams. Well, let’s stop those patterns before...

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Core Values remote work Jun 22, 2022

The way we work has changed drastically. Beyond where we might do our work, it’s also how work gets done. Amidst all this change we have learned how to do things differently. We’ve likely been surprised by the ingenuity found in doing things in new ways. 

As we forge our way into...

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Episode 26: Disagreements and Team Cohesion decision making podcast Jun 21, 2022

We are having a hard time getting through disagreements on the team. What can we do to move through disagreements and create more cohesion?

Let’s take a deeper look at what could be the source of those team disagreements. Which of these is tripping up your team? Or if it’s more than...

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Hiring remote work Jun 15, 2022

The way we hire and the way we work has necessarily shifted over the last few years. While some things drift back to the way they were, many things are becoming a more permanent shift from what used to be. As we learn what hiring and retaining our people looks like in an increasingly remote work...

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Episode 25: Retaining Creativity As Your Team Grows podcast problem solving team building Jun 14, 2022

Now that we are a bigger team we’ve become more like “silos”. I miss the creative thinking that came naturally to a smaller, adaptable team. What can I do to hold on to that creative thinking?

There is something beautiful and wonderful about the creativity and innovation that...

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Meetings remote work Jun 08, 2022

What makes a meeting worth your time? There are probably as many answers to that question as there are people. We value different things. We communicate differently. Our needs are just that … “ours.” So, as a leader, how are you to create meetings that are meaningful to people...

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Episode 24: What If We Disagree On Direction? decision making podcast Jun 07, 2022

How do I align myself with the leader of my team when I don’t quite agree with the decision or the direction we are going?

Can good things come from disagreeing with someone? I imagine when you hear the word disagreement your brain goes to arguments, positioning, power plays or even broken...

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Communication remote work Jun 01, 2022

“The problem here is communication!” I can’t tell you how many times I hear this criticism when working with teams. Long before many of our teams moved to working remotely, communication was already a challenge. Often when people say there is a communication problem it’s...

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Episode 23: Strengthening a Disconnected Board podcast team building May 31, 2022

"The impact of the pandemic has left the board less connected to what we are doing in the organization. How can I strengthen relationships with our board of directors."

The tension of many Executive Directors I talk with is the delicate balance of reporting to the board and leading their...

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Social Connections remote work May 25, 2022

We’ve known for decades that there are certain limitations to phone calls, emails or letters when it comes to meaningful conversation. Certain aspects of emotional connection don’t translate quite as well when we are not together face-to-face. The advent of video calls has certainly...

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Episode 22: Impossible Deadlines overwhelm podcast May 24, 2022

"Two employees left my team just before the deadline on a big project. How do I change my approach to meet the deadline?"

We’ve all been there when our carefully laid out plan goes awry because of circumstances outside our control. Our impulse is to dive in more and drive harder to reach...

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Work-Life Integration remote work May 18, 2022

My challenge with working remotely during the pandemic was the collision of all the parts of my life. Working, leading, schooling at home, managing stress, re-defining ways to sustain relationships and so much more was suddenly dropped into my lap like a tangled ball of yarn. 

Last week my...

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