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Episode 9: Leading Your Friends podcast relationships Feb 22, 2022

"In a small organization how do I manage staff and provide effective leadership with my staff that have turned into friends?"

Why Friendship At Work?

The intersection of management and friendship can be a tricky one. What makes it tricky for you?

Some concerns I have heard in conversations...

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When the Overwhelm of Work Invades Home overwhelm Feb 16, 2022

Ask remote workers what they love about remote working, it’s the perks of being home. More flexibility. No commute. More autonomy. Fewer interruptions from colleagues. Better focus and thus better productivity. 

Yet, it’s not all perks. Some things are harder and multiply the...

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Episode 8: Get More Out of Meetings meetings podcast Feb 15, 2022

 

"Now that our roles on the team are getting clear, it seems like our weekly team meetings aren't that effective. How do I decide when we should meet and what we should meet about?"

You’re not getting the same effectiveness out of those meetings that show up on your calendar every...

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Making the Most of Slow Seasons to Break Out of Overwhelm overwhelm Feb 09, 2022

When I say, “Make the most of slow seasons.” You might be thinking, “What planet is she from where there is a slow season! Sign me up, I want to go there!”

As unrealistic as it may seem, we all have a varied pace over time. Some seasons are slower. Some faster. The dilemma...

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Episode 7: What If They Know More Than You? Feb 08, 2022


"How do I lead someone that has more expert knowledge than me, they are used to leading others -- maybe they have even done my job before -- and now I have to give them direction and figure out what I can offer them? What should my approach be?"

What an awesome opportunity for you as a leader...

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To Avoid Overwhelm Work on the Right Stuff overwhelm Feb 02, 2022

What you are doing matters. Deciding what to pursue to make a difference can be challenging because the options are endless. You may have reached a tipping point where you realize that you can’t keep doing it all. You might have tried hiring more people, working more hours, getting outside...

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Episode 6: Lead Differently in a Remote World change podcast Feb 01, 2022

"How do you lead well when Covid has changed the landscape of how to lead people now that they are mostly working from home?"

It has been fascinating to see how leaders and teams have risen to the challenge of being forced to do something so differently with the shift to suddenly working...

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Time Isn’t the Only Thing We Need To Manage overwhelm Jan 26, 2022

You’ve probably heard, and even tried, a variety of time management strategies in your life and leadership. What needs to be done can get overwhelming, so you fill your “tool box” with all sorts of tips and tricks to manage time more effectively. Sometimes this works. Sometimes...

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Episode 5: Write a Job Description that Fits Right podcast team building Jan 25, 2022

"We need to make some role changes on our team. Should I write the job description around their strengths or based on what the organization needs?"


SO, WHAT ARE THEIR STRENGTHS?

This might be a really good time to use assessments if you haven’t. Or, pull out old assessment results that...

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Can You Really Do More With Less? overwhelm Jan 19, 2022

I’m a high achiever, especially when I am passionate about something. I will put in extra hours and let these things that matter to me simmer in my thoughts even when I’m not “officially” at work. Sometimes my passion can feel overwhelming to people around me. I’ve...

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Episode 4: When They Feel Micromanaged delegation podcast Jan 18, 2022

 

"I heard from a team member’s direct report that they feel micromanaged. I probably need to talk to the team member about it, but isn’t it micromanaging if I step in?"

This is a good question. There’s so many layers to what you are talking about here! One layer is that...

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Stop Normalizing Overwhelm at Work overwhelm Jan 12, 2022

If people have too much work to do -- then, doing what they love with people they enjoy isn’t enough to retain them, even if you try to pay more money. Eventually they will start looking for something that doesn’t overwhelm. 

Today’s work culture values “getting stuff...

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