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hybrid workplace

Tips for a hybrid workplace: How not to be out of sight, out of mind

As we look forward to the fall, and (fingers-crossed) an in-person return to work and school, most organizations are actually planning for some sort of a hybrid workplace.  A hybrid workplace is one in which some people are in the

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virtual leadership

Amp up your virtual leadership by implementing weekly team meetings

As regular readers of the blog know, I have been doing a series of videos since the beginning of this year on how to amp up your virtual leadership skills.  One of the biggest challenges that comes with virtual leadership

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online engagement

11 Ways to improve online engagement

Let’s face it, online engagement can be challenging.  And it’s not going to get easier any time soon!  Thirteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, vaccinations are under way, and there is hopeful talk of returning to offices and schools this

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"any" versus "some"

“Any” versus “Some”; one is better than the other

Your choice of words matters.  Take, for example, “any” versus “some”.  The two words have different polarities. “Any” is negatively polarized: it ordinarily occurs in declarative sentences that are negatively framed and usually inappropriate in those that are positively framed. 

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Thrive Global: “Be specific.” With Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Last month, I was thrilled to bits (and deeply honoured) when Penny Bauder from Authority Magazine published an article titled Merge Gupta-Sunderji of ‘Turning Managers Into Leaders’: Giving Feedback; How To Be Honest Without Being Hurtful.  In it, I not

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efficient

Become more efficient by using voice mail correctly

Today’s episode in our continuing video series on Productivity Tools for Leaders focuses on how to become more efficient in using voice mail.  Some of you may not be crazy about voice mail, particularly if you are at the receiving

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