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You are leading a difficult team remotely.

Here’s the good news! You’ve just been promoted to a manager role. Congratulations! Now here’s the not so good news. All staff are working remotely and, many of them are difficult! Leading a Difficult team remotely. So, what do you do? Still want the role, or say no thanks and shoot yourself in the foot […]

How to have Courageous Conversations

How to have Courageous Conversations How to have Courageous Conversations. Difficult people do exist at work.  Difficult people come in every variety and no workplace is without them.  How difficult you find that person to deal with depends on your self-esteem, your self-confidence and your professional courage.  Dealing with difficult people is easier when the […]

Great Leadership Teams: The Power of Effective Collaboration

How would you cope as an astronaut in space when you are on the way to the moon and a disaster occurs? This is about the most extreme working situation you can imagine where the collaboration model is being highly stress tested. Current circumstances are certainly testing the collaboration model in many ways of course, […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly A well-remembered phrase! Now, can you separate the good from the ugly in your executive team? Sometimes we all get caught up with the pace and pressures of business and can’t see the wood for the trees, when in fact, if we “paused and sat back from this” […]

Navigating Crises: Identifying The No. 1 Leader Mistake

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Insights to the No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis I’m sure you have had to deal with a crisis at some stage in your life, whether it’s right now, or sometime in the past. A crisis highlights when things aren’t working, then a typical reaction occurs to “just fix it now” and while […]

Horrible Bosses: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

Intolerable bosses grind us down and even though you may devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid yourself of your horrible boss (not literally), there is always “Hope for Change.” Whilst this is not a prequel for the promotion of the next Horrible Bosses movie, it is a sequel to your life and […]

Engagement or Intimidation: Is it Safer to be Feared or Loved?

Is it Safer to be Feared or Loved? Have you noticed disconnection within your team and workplace? This becomes evident with increased rumours, high stress levels, signs of a struggling manager, low employee morale, no regular meetings and no clarity on future directions! With increased remote working, this has placed even more emphasis on the […]

Talent Wins Games, but Teamwork and Intelligence Win Championships.

How engaged and motivated is your team? Do you understand their personality types, what drives them and how they operate under pressure? Leadership capability is stretched even more with remote team working! As a leader of a remote team, you need to know if your “wheels are spinning” or you have engaged everyone with their […]

Communication Secrets That Foster Trust and Teamwork

Remote team working is here to stay! And, a number of challenges exist in remote team management such as interruption to work/home life, loneliness and technology glitches, however one of the biggest challenges is ensuring you have effective communications. To overcome this, new ways of working must be established through trust and shared commitment supported […]

Great Checklist for the Managers of Remote Workers

Great Checklist for the Managers of Remote Workers Remote working (such as working from home) was already becoming a welcome trend in the workforce, but now it has become a necessity where possible. While some workers have already been working this way and are used to it, the current pandemic adds a new layer of […]