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leading a remote team

Leading a remote team becomes easier when you deliberately build personal relationships

Today’s video episode marks Strategy #15 in our series on leading a remote team.  Today’s…

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take action

Leaders, take action to “weed your garden”

I often blog about how it’s important for leaders to take action, even if it…

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Leading a hybrid team? Make use of online collaboration tools

One of the biggest challenges in leading a hybrid team is that the physical distance…

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Are you getting mixed messages from your boss?

Mixed or conflicting messages in the workplace are not as unusual as you might think – and often, your immediate supervisor is the guilty party.  To be clear, bosses don’t (usually) send you conflicting messages intentionally – it’s typically because

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If you’re leading virtually, make it a point to be accessible to your staff

Today’s blog post is Strategy #13 in our ongoing video series on tips for leading virtually.  And today’s idea is to find ways to make yourself easily accessible to your staff. Make yourself accessible to your staff One of the

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It is essential for virtual or hybrid teams to set standards for response times

With today’s blog post, we are now up to Strategy #12 in our ongoing video series on leading virtual or hybrid teams.  Today’s tip is to set standards for response times to emails and voice mails. Set standards for response

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context matters

When it comes to making good decisions, context matters

When it comes to decision-making, context matters.  As a leader, you are often called upon to make decisions on the basis of information, sometimes limited.  But decisions cannot be made on the basis of data alone.  Consider these situations. Three

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good listening

What does good listening really mean?

On a recent visit to China, Merge learned something very interesting about the word “listen” as used in traditional Mandarin Chinese. She explains further.

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right job

How do you know if you’re in the right job?

If you’re just looking for a paycheque to cover your rent and groceries, then any old job will do. But if you’re looking for the right job – a career that will not only pay the bills but also excite

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