Leading Through Trauma: Tool

Whether trauma happens at the individual level – unexpected medical diagnosis – or at the collective level – a disaster strikes a community – the fallout is not only real but calls for leaders to express more than empathy.  I encourage you this week to consider those in your life who may be going through…

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How to Communicate Effectively Over Zoom

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have been increasingly moving to a virtual work environment. According to internal company data, Zoom, the most popular video conferencing tool, grew from 10 million daily meeting participants in 2019 to 300 million daily meeting participants by April 2020, with that number expected to continue to increase.…

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How to Motivate Others

One of the daily challenges of being a team leader is to keep employees motivated and focused on being productive and working efficiently. Understanding your team members and what motivates them will lead to inspired work and help avoid carelessness and fatigue. According to the American Chemical Society, research suggests that humans are motivated by…

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How to Understand an Industry

The need to better understand a new industry applies to both aspiring career switchers and professionals working on a new project outside of their area of expertise. No matter the level of experience, a quick background and understanding of the size of the industry, the key competitors, and cyclical trends will prepare you to be…

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How to Run an Effective Meeting

Inc. Magazine reports that Doodle’s 2019 State of Meeting study revealed that in 2019 alone poorly organized meeting cost U.S. organizations $399 billion  and $58 billion in the U.K. This is almost half a trillion dollars for these two countries alone Use these steps to keep the meetings you run from falling into these costly traps.…

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Is It Time to Commit?

I recently had a conversation about commitment with retired Senior Chief and Navy SEAL Thom Shea. Thom knows a great deal about commitment. He served 23 years in the Navy, completed several combat tours, and holds the record for going through Hell Week five times en route to becoming a SEAL. I’m a fairly driven…

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3 Reasons to be a Lifelong Learner

You just started at a new job. You’re excited. You want to make an impact. You hit the ground running. Over time, you build new relationships, deliver good results, and make a name for yourself. A few weeks pass. Weeks become months. Months become years. You grow comfortable…too comfortable If you see yourself or a…

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