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Virtual Leadership: Address These Common Challenges

Many leaders are currently leading their teams online instead of in-person. It’s no surprise that there is now overwhelming and sometimes conflicting advice about how best to be a virtual leader. All the chatter makes it difficult to know where to focus. Below, we highlighted three (3) common challenges in leading a virtual workforce, and …

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Will Employees Return? Manager Concerns

For the last 15 months, employees have wondered about what returning to the office or their place of business might look like. Now with mask mandates lifted for those who have been fully vaccinated, many employees are asking for more flexible working alternatives. Just as managers had to adjust to working with remote teams, they …

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Stop Making the Top 3 Dangerous Listener Assumptions

No matter how skilled, charismatic, or engaging a person may be, it is difficult to keep listeners engaged on Zoom, teams, WebEx, etc. Since listeners have the power to decide whether to listen or not, leaders must avoid making the following dangerous listener assumptions. Dangerous Assumption #1 Speakers control communication. With most employees working remotely …

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Staying Connected: Overcome Anxiety of Going It Alone

To demonstrate the power and strength gained through collaboration, we brought thin metal rods to a team in conflict. We gave one rod to each team member and asked each person to bend their rod. The rods bent easily. Next, we gave one team member ten rods bound together and asked her to bend those. …

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Demonstrate Leadership to Overcome the Impact of Social Distancing

According to Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index, there is a loneliness epidemic in America, with three in five adults (61%) reporting they are lonely (a 7% increase from 2018). During the Coronavirus pandemic, researchers expect greater social isolation and social distancing will have negative effects on employees, especially ones who already feel lonely or isolated.