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Category: building relationships

long-distance leader

If you’re a long-distance leader, you have to learn to trust

Back in Strategy #6, I talked about the importance of shifting your focus from effort to outcomes if you want to be an exceptional long-distance leader.  Today, in Strategy #16 in our series on leading hybrid and virtual teams, I

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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 tip is to deliberately get to know your employees at a personal level. Deliberately get to know your employees at a personal level Let me

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leading a hybrid team

If you’re leading a hybrid team, watch out for this landmine!

Many of you are discovering that leading a hybrid team is more difficult that leading a virtual team.  Which is why I have been focusing this year on exactly this topic.  So today is Strategy #8 in our ongoing series

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virtual team

Your virtual team must have some common working hours

Today’s video blog post is Strategy #5 in our series on what you can do to better lead your hybrid or virtual team.  Back in Strategy #1, I told you that one of four specific areas you should focus on

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symbiotic relationships

Seeking out symbiotic relationships can make you a better leader

Examples of symbiotic relationships are numerous in nature, and they often offer great parallels to leaders in the world of work.  Consider the relationship between sea turtles and Yellow Tang fish.  The symbiotic magic happens in what is colloquially referred

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kindness

Workplace lessons from the COVID contagion of kindness

As devastating and difficult as the COVID-19 world has been, the one seemingly silver lining to emerge from this pandemic is the contagion of kindness. Countless acts of generosity and thoughtfulness abound, and it has become increasingly evident that being

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