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Category: Leadership Matters

Stop Blaming Zoom! The Problem with Your Meetings Might Be You

  Long before COVID-19 entered the scene, requiring a significant portion of work and work-related communication to go virtual, meetings were an all-too-frequent feature of the business landscape. Our pre-pandemic research found that 77% of employees reported spending 25% or more of their time in meetings, while 42% were meeting at least half their day…

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5 Productivity Hacks to Improve Your Work from Home Results

For months, the coronavirus pandemic has relegated office workers everywhere to their homes. Hunched over kitchen tables or attending conference calls from their living room sofas, these workers are truly living the business trope of “do more with less.” As the pandemic continues to force businesses to keep their offices closed (or reduce seating capacity),…

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What is Certain During These Uncertain Times?

I was speaking with a colleague recently who said, “If I hear or read ‘these uncertain times’ once more, I’m going to scream!” And now, everywhere I turn, I’m aware of these words as well – in the news, business articles, podcasts, and advertising. While there’s no argument that the uncertainty is real, perhaps it’s…

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A Manager’s Guide to Navigating High-Stress Times

This is an article I wrote some time ago to offer leaders guidance for dealing with others during times of high-stress. Given current events and the unprecedented anxiety facing employees today, I’d like to offer it again in the hope that it offers leaders some tangible behaviors and strategies for connecting with others during these…

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5 Leadership Strategies that Cultivate Cognitive Diversity

Diversity is among the most critical issues and opportunities we face today. Conscious efforts abound – both in business settings and the world as a whole – to combat prejudice and enhance inclusion. And the focus has, to date, been on such factors as race, gender, age, and religion – all of which are important.…

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Accentuate the Positive!

Today’s managers shoulder the significant responsibility of delivering individual and organizational performance, and doing so in a fast-changing environment. For many, accomplishing this mission involves sophisticated monitoring systems that provide real-time data about how results are tracking against goals, with a focus typically upon when the mark is being missed. Many leaders have become masters…

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