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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Why you should prioritise connecting with colleagues when working remotely

Thinking back on the last few weeks of working remotely, how often have you connected with your team members on a personal level? Maybe a casual convo here and there? Perhaps like many, you’ve slipped into the habit of only reaching out to delegate tasks and ask for a pointer on where to find that …

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Lessons in communication from successful remote teams

When we think of successful remote teams one of the foundational elements that comes to mind is communication. Separated by distance and connected by that precious wifi signal, in a remote working environment you’ve got to do the extras on connection and communication. But where do you start? Today we’re going to take a look …

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work from home rituals

Work from home rituals to inspire you

Working from home sure has its perks. For the most part you’ve got full control over when you clock on for the day, when you take your breaks and when you sign off and ‘head home’. It’s what dreams are made of, right? Despite all the freedom and autonomy that comes with working from home, …

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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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onboarding dos and donts for your distributed team

Onboarding do’s and don’ts for distributed teams

Managing distributed teams presents a unique challenge for organisations who, up until this point, have managed the recruitment process and onboarding of new team members face-to-face. Without the opportunity for face-to-face inductions and introductions, it’s crucial that organisations take the time to review their processes and adapt them for a remote working environment. Today we’re …

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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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optimise your zoom account

How to organise and optimise your Zoom account

By now you’re probably quite familiar with your video conferencing tool of choice, in this case, it’s Zoom. And while you may have managed to work your way around the Zoom video conferencing platform, you might be running into a few problems if you’re scheduling multiple Zoom calls across multiple accounts. When you’ve got a …

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project management with a virtual team

How to win at project management with a virtual team

So, you’ve been doing this remote working thing for a while at this point, and your virtual teams seem to be tracking well despite the shifting global landscape. But is there a storm brewing on the horizon? If you’ve felt a niggling sensation in the back of your mind that something isn’t quite right, you …

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