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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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Episode 21: Managing Resistance to Mandated Training May 17, 2022

How do I bring out the best in an employee who has been mandated to a program of professional development — and they absolutely do not want to engage.

This sounds like an “eat your vegetables” kind of moment. Am I right? When I first hear this question a knot in my stomach...

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Flexibility remote work May 11, 2022

While talking with leaders about recent hiring initiatives, I was surprised at the contrast in the number of applicants arising out of their recruitment strategies. Organizations with co-located job requirements received applications numbering in the lower double digits. Those with remote or...

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Episode 20: Back Pocket Questions to Save the Day communication podcast May 10, 2022

If you ask profound questions … you’ll get profound answers. If you ask shallow questions … you’ll get shallow answers. If you ask no questions … you’ll get no answers at all. 

~Bobb Biehl Master Planning Group International

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Lessons from Leading Remote: Productivity remote work May 04, 2022

My list of things to get done was long and getting longer, overflowing from one day to the next. I set aside a whole day to get caught up only to find that my frantic activities were getting me nowhere. I was stuck and my focus was off. So, I took the dog for a walk. The fresh air and alternative...

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Episode 19: Recovering from Mistakes learning styles podcast May 03, 2022

"I know everybody makes mistakes. How can I turn mistakes into opportunities for learning and growth?"

We all make mistakes and sometimes they can be hard to recover from so we tuck them away someplace safe and hope we never make them again. You're probably noticing that it’s not a...

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Lessons from Leading Remote remote work Apr 27, 2022

Over the last two years we’ve learned a lot about the way we can work differently in light of a global pandemic. Adapting quickly has been demanded to address the urgent. Reflection on what can be learned may have fallen by the wayside in favor of managing the demands of unexpected and...

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Episode 18: How Do You Hire the Right One? hiring podcast Apr 26, 2022

Hiring the right person is really tough right now. What do I need to know to hire right and how do I find the right person?

Hiring right now is no joke. Even before the pandemic, hiring was hard work. Finding the right person – especially as a small business or nonprofit – is...

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Mistakes: The Unexpected Leadership Gift learning styles Apr 20, 2022

If you see the word “mistake”, what is your first reaction? Are mistakes something you dread? Do they keep you up at night? Everybody makes mistakes. And mistakes are quite likely to occur as we navigate the complexities of relationship and communication. If we step back and look at...

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Episode 17: Can Competition Be Good for a Team? podcast team building Apr 19, 2022

What is motivating to one person isn’t motivating at all to another. And as a leader, you’ve probably figured out that not all incentives work the same. 

“Some people on my team are motivated by competition. How could I nurture a little competition without compromising...

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