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Help a Team Member Improve Their Follow-Through

When a colleague or direct report fails to follow through on a task or promise, it’s rarely intentional. More often, it’s the result of an underlying issue, such as unclear responsibilities or unrealistic goals. To identify what’s really going on — and fix it — check to make sure you’re not part of the problem.… Lees verder Help a Team Member Improve Their Follow-Through

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Don’t Let “Perfect” Be the Enemy of “Good”

We should all strive to do our best, but if you always aim for perfection, you may blow deadlines, annoy your colleagues, and miss out on opportunities. Instead of never being satisfied with “good enough,” talk to others about their standards. What does a good job look like to your boss, peer, or client? What… Lees verder Don’t Let “Perfect” Be the Enemy of “Good”

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Lifestyle as a medicine

Can lifestyle adjustments help you to be less susceptible to the coronavirus? Scientific research shows the positive impact of lifestyle on our health and immune system. In addition to improved immunity, it provides more resilience, fewer mood swings and a beneficial effect on cell ageing, expression, fewer stress hormones and less chronic inflammation. The following… Lees verder Lifestyle as a medicine

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How to Encourage Participation During Virtual Meetings

It’s hard to get people to pay attention in meetings when everyone’s in the same room — let alone if they’re all calling in from home. How can you get people to actually participate in a virtual meeting? The key is to create structured opportunities for attendees to engage. When opening the virtual room, give… Lees verder How to Encourage Participation During Virtual Meetings

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If you replace 'I' with 'We' then Illness becomes Wellness

When the news is scary and the future is uncertain, many employees will look to managers for reassurance — even though you might not have the answers yourself. You can help by first finding your own sense of focus. Then focus on your team and what you can do as a team: Before you start… Lees verder If you replace 'I' with 'We' then Illness becomes Wellness

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Culture is about HOW you do things … also in these uncertain times

I hope you are safe and adapting to the new normal. I usually don't send more than one email per week, but these are unusual circumstances, requiring that we move faster than normal. As you establish new policies and procedures for remote working and sick leave, navigate the ways in which potential disruptors like coronavirus… Lees verder Culture is about HOW you do things … also in these uncertain times

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Focus on what you can influence

Many people are overwhelmed by what is happening. Of course, when you look at the big picture, the problems look huge, but as an individual you don't have to solve every problem in the world. Focus on what you can influence and enlarge your area of influence step-by-step How can you create a framework that… Lees verder Focus on what you can influence

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When physical distance increases, enhance emotional proximity

The COVID-19 pandemic is a pressure test for the entire (health, society & business) system.  As a leader this poses new challenges to maintain/build team resilience. Now that you’ve got tools to connect with your colleagues, it’s important to use them regularly to support ongoing communication and connection.  A sense of loneliness and isolation can… Lees verder When physical distance increases, enhance emotional proximity

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Embrace the Q&A After Your Presentation

You can manage a fear of public speaking by thoroughly rehearsing your presentation. But what about the part of the talk that is less in your control: the question-and-answer period? Don’t worry, there are several things you can do to prepare. Some competenties you can learn: Empathy: Think about the types of things that audience… Lees verder Embrace the Q&A After Your Presentation

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Change Your Destructive Behaviors by Examining What’s Driving Them

We all have moments of weakness, but chronic, destructive behaviors can be hard to change, even when you’re aware of their consequences. Our most destructive behaviors — such as angry outbursts, freezing up in high-risk moments, or asserting excessive control under stress — are often rooted in paste experiences, and uncovering their origins can help.… Lees verder Change Your Destructive Behaviors by Examining What’s Driving Them