Trends

5 Key Trends Leaders and Teams Must Embrace

Has it only been two years? Pretty much. In that time, we have changed the way we meet, the way we communicate, the way we schedule, our work culture and in the process our work mindsets. The whirlwind brought to us by an infinitesimally small viral particle has changed us as leaders and employees. No…

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Progress

The Power of Progress, Not Perfection

As we embrace a New Year filled with lists, promises, or one-word themes, I need to remind all of us that no matter how hard we try, we will never be perfect. We will never be “done.” We are a work in progress. Any self-directed changes we make don’t happen overnight, but over time. Rome…

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Rethink

Rethink: 5 Keys to Build Resilience and Results

As 2021 comes to an end, what did you rethink or unlearn over the past couple of years in order to personally and professionally survive and thrive? I’ll go first. Being well versed in the science of change didn’t stop me from initially doubting the success of virtual events. After all, how could the energy,…

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Praise

How Smart Leaders Use Praise That Pays

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou Having arrived earlier than anticipated for a planning meeting, I stopped by the hotel café and ordered an herbal tea. It was between lunch and dinner and over…

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Burnout

5 Ways to Make Hybrid Work, Work with Less Burnout

Make Hybrid Work, Work with Less Burnout Are we virtual today, in-person, in-person on alternate days, every other week, masked, unmasked, sometimes masked? And, by the way, does anyone have a rubber band? Huh?   My point in bringing up the ubiquitous, commonly used, taken-for-granted, rubber band is that our co-workers are hardly elastic. We…

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interconnected

3 Steps to Become Interconnected in our Disconnected World

“Life is mostly froth and bubbles, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” — Emma Burstall, Bestselling Author Bubbles. They have fascinated us since we were babies. In fact, my heart fills when with joy when I think of the day I took my own daughters to the children’s museum…

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Workplace

How to Thrive in the Ever-Changing Hybrid Work Model

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” — Gail Sheehy The pandemic changed our world overnight demanding agility, flexibility and innovation on every level. Businesses, leaders and teams adjusted to survive, leaving individuals to work from their kitchen table or a bedroom corner. Now that we’re almost…

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Remote Team

5 Ways to Motivate a Remote Team

As I sat down to write this article, a dated song danced its way into my mind: The Police singing “Message in a Bottle,” with the famous lyric, Sending out an SOS. Well, sure, it’s a love song, but as a business leader don’t you love your employees? Don’t you want to better connect with…

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