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How are you connecting with your team and providing ways for team members to consistently connect?

Moving into a highly remote workplace requires different forms of communication.  While some companies are already familiar with working remotely, others are learning it for the first time.  Structure for teams is important as is flexibility in times of work when people are wearing multiple hats such as a formal employee, parent, and teacher to their children and/or caring for an isolated family...

Leadership in unprecedented times: How are you staying abreast of COVID-19 without getting overwhelmed?

Now that many of us are working from home, there is more time than ever to check news, social media and other resources to stay in tune with emerging trends of our COVID-19 pandemic.  There is much available to read and on which to ponder. However, so much information can become distracting or overwhelming and take us away from our focus. At any time, as well as in these uncertain times,...

Struggling with how to attend to the fears and feelings of yourself and your team members?

As leaders, not only do we have our own concerns and adjustments to make right now, we also have the responsibility of supporting our team members and other stakeholders.  As I have connected with clients over the past few weeks, the ones that are thriving are recognizing the importance of what Brene Brown calls “attending to fears and feelings.”  This becomes particularly important...

Leadership in unprecedented times: 5 tips for leading your team

As leaders, we are in a position of leading ourselves, our families and our teams at a time of unprecedented change and related challenges.  As a number of clients have shared, this is when real leadership stands out. How can you lead your teams to be engaged, focused and productive during this time where many people are working virtually while balancing other roles?   There are a...

How Coaching Can Support You to Thrive as You Transition with a Promotion

Earning a promotion can be a fantastic affirmation of your hard work and efforts.  While it is exciting and uplifting, it can also be overwhelming.  Whether it is within the same organization or a move to another organization, there is much to learn – a new role, new responsibilities, new people to meet,  and new and often unclear expectations.  There is the pressure of...

Leadership starts with you: How are you leading yourself to be healthy, calm and focused in this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty?

Leadership starts from the inside out.  As Brené Brown shares in Dare to Lead (2018):  “Who we are is how we lead.  Self love and self awareness matter.” Self leadership encompasses being self-aware, self-compassionate, self-confident, and holding the belief that you can do what it takes to achieve your goals.  In this time of unprecedented and wide-reaching change,...

Managing Transition When You’ve Been Promoted

What I have found in coaching and consulting people who get promoted to new levels of leadership is that it seems overwhelming for them.  They drop some of the things that could support them while they sort through a new role, new responsibilities, new people to meet, and new and often unclear expectations.  There is a lot of pressure getting up to speed with so much change. Along with...

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