Scenario Planning for an Uncertain World

Well over a month into this global pandemic, your organization is in full crisis management mode, likely in one of three categories – surviving, idling, or thriving.  

Give Your Suddenly Remote Team What They Need: Structure

Are you, like many of us, suddenly leading a remote team? A team that until a short time ago had a shared office, shared meeting space, and a shared daily experience that is now no longer even possible?

Eight Proven Tips for Leading a Remote Workforce

In the fall of 2017, I spoke at an economic development conference offering my predictions for the biggest disruptors that would change leadership in the next three to five years and the adjustments organizations...

Ten Must Behaviors for Successful Leaders Working from Home

Would you have ever guessed that you would be regularly working from home? Not just once a week, but EVERY day of the week, for weeks on end—Not by choice, but by government mandate for the sake of public health! And...

Making Time for Yourself as a Remote Worker

For years now, I have had this predictable response when someone first learns that I work from home, “Oh, that must be nice to not have a commute and nobody bothering you when you need to concentrate, plus I bet you...

How Leaders Can Guide Teams Through Coronavirus Uncertainty

As the coronavirus spreads across continents it has sent the stock market plunging and businesses scrambling to create contingency plans in the event of a major outbreak in their communities. While we hope that the...

Six Signs You’re Too Close to Your Team

I could tell Linda was upset when I began our coaching session. She had been having challenges with an employee who she had worked with successfully for a long time, but these were not run-of-the-mill problems for...

Building an Effective Team: Seven Steps to Move Out of Chaos

I recently began coaching an up-and-coming manager we will call Nathan. The organization sees great potential in this manager, and they have put him in charge of a department that has been underperforming despite...