Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Magic of Making an Effort

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Just over a year ago I gave a keynote speech at a conference in Russia. I worked diligently to master a few key phrases. But, between having no natural capacity for foreign languages and not hearing much Russian in my day-to-day life, the result was dreadful. I actually might have insulted their mothers as I greeted the audience; but they smiled and clapped enthusiastically. Throughout the conference, I tried out my slow and very clunky greetings. It was uncomfortable for me and probably sounded like nails on a chalkboard to those with whom I spoke. Yet, even my worst attempts …

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Rethinking Remote Relationships

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According to a VitalSmarts survey of 1153 global workers reported in Harvard Business Review (April 2018), remote employees feel left out and disadvantaged as a result of their status. And it goes far beyond ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ In dramatically larger numbers than their co-located colleagues, remote employees feel that: Colleagues lobby against them with others Colleagues speak badly of them behind their backs Colleagues don’t fight for their priorities Colleagues make changes to projects without warning These findings offer leaders who want to make the most of today’s decentralized and distributed workforce an important new focus. For …

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