A virtual conference experience like no other

What do you do when restrictions on public gatherings and travel are at an all time high, but there are still hundreds of disadvantaged children across the water relying on your support and fundraising efforts? In 2020, one of our longest standing charity partners, Hands Across The Water, decided to take their annual leadership conference …

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virtual team leadership

3 virtual team leadership skills to strengthen this year

Now more than ever, virtual team leadership skills have become quite the commodity. With Gallup reporting that 54% of respondents believe the shift to remote work will last until the end of 2020 and beyond, we’re predicting an ongoing increase in demand for exceptional virtual leaders.  But what makes someone a great virtual leader? And …

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challenges of virtual leadership

Common challenges of virtual leadership in 2020

While many leaders have taken the shift to remote work in their stride, it’s inevitable that there are going to be new (and incredibly common) challenges that they’ll come up against. From misinterpretation of requests to feedback conversations that end with things left unsaid, we’re entering a whole new realm of leadership that has no …

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The power of taking a coaching approach with your team

In the current world of working from home and managing teams in a more dispersed and dynamic fashion, traditional approaches to management and communication simply won’t work.  Leaders and managers need to be able to balance supporting their people so they can individually establish their own autonomy to complete their tasks, while providing opportunities for …

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performance review conversations

Performance review conversations amidst COVID-19

Where in the past you’d be sitting down face to face with your team members, keeping the review aligned to BAU, there’s no way to have this year’s performance review conversations without speaking to the changes we’ve all experienced throughout 2020. Let’s take this opportunity to review the performance review process, and explore how you …

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underperformance in virtual teams

Addressing underperformance in your virtual team

Do you need to have an underperformance conversation with a team member? In the past these performance conversations would be had in person, face to face, with ample time for back and forth discussion to take place. As we move further into a remote working dynamic, many leaders are now having to confront the challenge …

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supporting your team through grief and trauma

How to support your team through grief and trauma

Grief is often associated with bereavement; the loss of a loved one. Trauma, on the other hand, is often connected to a specific incident that causes harm; physically, psychologically, or emotionally. Outside of these significant incidences, grief and trauma is not something we necessarily associate with or prepare to address in our modern workplaces. And …

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coaching your team

The difference between managing and coaching your team

Ever caught yourself thinking, “What IS the difference between managing and coaching your team anyway?” – if you’re nodding your head, know that you’re not alone in this pondering. While there’s always plenty of talk in the leadership community about management styles, coaching is a concept that has increased in popularity in recent years. With an …

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Four common responses to change in the workplace

Right now we’re in a time of large-scale change across various industries, workplaces and more accurately, a global level.  Regardless of the scale of change, there are typically four main behavioural responses that people will have to change in a workplace context. It’s important for you as a manager or leader to know how best …

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virtual meeting

How to effectively prepare for a virtual meeting with your team

As a manager and leader, it’s up to you to guide your team through the muddy waters of working from home. One of the best ways you can support your team through this upheaval in workplace routine is to prioritise your preparation for team meetings. When you show up organised, on time and ready to …

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