Lead Your Remote Team Away From Burnout, Not Toward It

Story Highlights Recent challenges have made leading remote teams even tougher Preventing burnout from work presents new challenges for companies Managers must understand the unique challenges of their remote employees   Leading remote teams is a demanding and unique experience. More so, leading remote teams after weeks of stay-at-home orders, preparing for mid-year progress reviews,[…]

Getting Through, Making Memories & Being the Grown-Up

You can’t change the world, but you can help shape the way your children experience this and remember it. And you will. You’re the person they need.   I’m not here to tell you what the “good thing” is about the coronavirus situation, because there is no good thing about a pandemic, not ever. That[…]

Are You Leading Through the Crisis … or Managing the Response?

The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishes what was, is, and will be. There was a past of relative stability and predictability. There now is chaos and disruption. There will be … a different state. As this future unfolds, some organizations will be resilient. For[…]

Real Leaders Are Forged in Crisis

We are living through a global health crisis with no modern-day precedent. What governments, corporations, hospitals, schools, and other organizations need now, more than ever, are what the writer David Foster Wallace called “real leaders” — people who “help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and[…]

Mindfulness Techniques to Make You a Better Leader

Stop to take a mindful breath. Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions.   That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of “Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace” and director[…]

How to Help Every Manager Be More Like a Natural Leader

How can you tell who is worthy of becoming a manager in your organization?   If you’re like most others, you evaluate people’s tenure and success in their previous role — usually a nonmanagerial role — to determine who moves up. These factors are important; they show loyalty to your organization and hard work. And[…]