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Category: communication with employees

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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remote teams

When it comes to giving positive feedback, remote teams often get forgotten

Today’s blog post is another video strategy – this time #11 – in our series on tips to lead remote teams.  Today’s pointer is to make a deliberate effort to give your staff positive feedback. Make a deliberate effort to

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leading from afar

If you are leading from afar, this one strategy will make a huge difference!

Today’s blog video is #10 in our ongoing series on specific strategies for leading from afar.  Today’s tip is to have weekly structured one-on-one meetings with your staff. Have weekly structured one-on-one meetings with your staff Now, if you’re thinking

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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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"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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The Importance of Powerful Positive Phrasing

There are many different things which can get in the way of employees acting on a message. And if you’re struggling with trying to get your employees to act on a message, you’ve reached the right place. Today, I’ll be

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