Tag: leadership

Virtual Leadership: You Can’t Just Dial It In!

Developing your virtual leadership skills is no longer an option: It’s a necessity.

The fact is, even when all or some of the members of your team return to the office, there will always continue to be a virtual component to all of our lives.

That is why it is vital to develop the skills needed to manage virtual and hybrid teams in a way that maximizes engagement,

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Are You Adapting to Thrive?

Just over a year ago, our lives were changed forever by a force over which we had no control. We found a need to adapt to our new environment.

Our living rooms became our offices, and our webcams became our means of connecting. Each day brought a new challenge of juggling the forced integration of work and home and adapting. Camera on! Camera off.

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REZOOM! It’s tough but critical

 

REZOOM! It’s tough but critical

There’s no question that all of our lives have been disrupted in a myriad of ways. The question is how are we all coping? What do we need to be doing to ensure that we are as well prepared as possible to deal with the situation we find ourselves in? In other words, how given the challenges are we resuming our work and lives to deal with the new normal?

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Begin With the End in Mind

Begin With the End in Mind
In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Steven Covey proposes a quite unusual thought experiment that he terms “beginning with the end in mind.” What he actually suggests is that you write your own obituary! While this may seem to be somewhat macabre, it is actually a brilliant exercise, in that in forces you to think about your legacy and how you would want to be remembered.

Give it a try: as you  embark on a new year and new decade,

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Conversation Tips to Enhance Your Presence

Conversation Tips to Enhance Your Presence

We all live in dread of “dead air” – those awkward moments when you find yourself face-to-face with the need to have a conversation with someone you have just met. What follows are some tried and true conversation tips to keep in mind:

“Everyone you meet knows something you don’t”

Approach every conversation with the wonderful sense of having something to learn. As Bill Nye, the science guy says,

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The Thing We Do Most That Helps Us the Least

The Thing We Do Most That Helps Us the Least

It’s often said that, in the absence of proper information, people come to their own conclusions.

Have you ever made an assumption about a situation that simply wasn’t true?

For example, when someone doesn’t call or text back immediately, do you assume they are being dismissive, or do you think they may not be in a position to get back to you immediately?

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OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE: Overcoming Nervousness in High-Stakes Situations

OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE: Overcoming Nervousness in High-Stakes Situations

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak at TEDxEmory. The overall theme was: What makes your heart beat? And my topic was Owning Your Confidence: How to Overcome Nervousness and Exude Confidence in High-Stakes Situations. I discussed several practical techniques to help you excel in even the most stressful of situations. They are practices I’ve developed over many years of being on television and speaking professionally around the world.  

While neuroscience describes what happens when we get stressed and nervous as fight,

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