We, humans, are a social species, and that’s why words and how we communicate have the power to shape our emotions. With that in mind, I have gathered together 23 quotes that I believe will inspire and fortify you for whatever 2023 may bring. They are the words of iconic leaders like Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy, the poet and author Maya Angelou, holocaust survivor and psychotherapist Viktor Frankl, and the Toltec sage Don Ruiz Miguel.
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,
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.
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?
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,
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,
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?
When you mention meetings, most employees roll their eyes at the sheer waste of time of these far-too-often scheduled get-togethers.
So why do organizations continue this ritual and what can we do differently?
Here are three keys to making the most of your meetings in person and virtually.
No meeting should ever go over the allotted time.