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53 Ways to Boost Team Morale Virtually

The landscape of remote work has changed dramatically and permanently as a result of the global pandemic—so how are you adjusting? According to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence, “As COVID-inspired practices become permanent policy, the shift to remote...


In an earlier blog post, I explained that there are options beyond a simple “yes” or “no” for responding to a request for your time. I briefly described the strategies of “Commit to Commit” and “Counter-Offer,” and I hope you’ve found those principles helpful! In this...

Four Ways to Survive 2021

No one is a stranger to stress. Everyone has difficult days, weeks, and sometimes months. Just reading that last sentence has probably brought a few personal examples to mind. Most of us can deal with that kind of temporary interruption. But 2020 was a difficult year....

Getting buy-in on your great ideas

I once had a client come to a session feeling incredibly frustrated. I asked what happened. He, an experienced engineer but new employee at his company, said he was in a meeting where his colleagues were expressing the challenges of one of their key computer programs....

Is management for me?

  You work hard, you get recognized, and you get promoted. That’s how it works, right?  In my work with managers and leaders, I find a lot of them fit into one of these two categories: They want to progress in their career, so they keep moving up The organization...

Do you have a hard time saying no?

I frequently work with high-performing managers who ask me, “How can I manage my time better?” What I often find is that the problem isn’t time management—it’s over committing.  How familiar does this sound:  You have a jammed pack day of meetings, and as you walk...

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