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    The Six Strategies To Effectively Manage A Virtual Team Part 2

The Six Strategies To Effectively Manage A Virtual Team Part 2

In our previous article we started to explore the strategies to effectively manage a virtual team, here are the final 3 strategies. 

 
4. Appreciate The Challenges
Like any team, a virtual team will have its challenges, and these can be compounded by the ‘virtual’ nature of their work. While it can be easy to overlook these, especially when there are so many pressing business priorities, you […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Six Strategies To Effectively Manage A Virtual Team Part 2|
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    The 6 Strategies To Effectively Manage A Virtual Team- Part 1

The 6 Strategies To Effectively Manage A Virtual Team- Part 1

It’s a fact that many of us regard ourselves as global citizens. Now you may agree or disagree with this view. However, there is no doubt we are living in a world where companies are continuing to expand globally. As a result, it is increasingly common for teams to find themselves working with colleagues and managers who are based in offices many miles away; often in different time zones.

While […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The 6 Strategies To Effectively Manage A Virtual Team- Part 1|

Are You Surviving or Thriving as a Leader?

You may have come across leadership articles and blogs with a title along similar lines to the above and discovered a thing or two about;

Your strengths as a leader,
The fact that you still have too many fingers in too many pies,
You really do need to delegate more,
You aren’t quite enjoying what you are doing […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Are You Surviving or Thriving as a Leader?|

Health and Wellbeing At Work: A Fad or Here To Stay?

Health and Wellbeing, Corporate Wellness, Wellbeing at Work and Wellness Programmes are all
phrases that you may have heard of in the media or read about.

What exactly do they all mean? Let’s start with a definition:

Wellbeing in the Workplace is:

“That part of an employee’s overall wellbeing that they perceive to be determined primarily by work and can […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Health and Wellbeing At Work: A Fad or Here To Stay?|

Why Delegation Is a Good Idea

Leading any group – no matter the business sector – is hard work. When managing the complexities of a large company, HR directors, sales directors, and other leaders quickly discover that it’s too much to take every task on your own shoulders.

As a leader or manager, you need to not only to be available […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why Delegation Is a Good Idea|

5 Ways to Build Trust When Leading Change

Change is a constant factor in many professional sectors. As new technologies emerge, and professionals are asked to adopt new strategies in their day-to-day practices, change frequently leaves experts in a team grasping for trust.

After all, the key to success in a situation that’s unfamiliar is the ability of a leader to guide his, […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Build Trust When Leading Change|

Are you Killing your Team’s Motivation?

Leadership comes in different shapes and sizes.

In any sector, there are leaders that can either inspire their teams into proactive success or demotivate with the result that they accomplish few of their goals. The element that determines whether you’re a successful leader usually comes down to whether you lead by “my way or the […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Are you Killing your Team’s Motivation?|

The Most Important Leadership Competencies

Aspiring managers, managers, business owners, and top-level leaders are consistently focused on developing the competencies they consider to be essential in paving their way towards success. Over decades of research into leadership skills and competencies, many industry experts have begun to express their opinions on the talents that matter most when running a thriving […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Most Important Leadership Competencies|

The Challenge Of Developing A High Performing Team

We may all dream of leading a high performing team, but no matter how good your intentions are the reality often comes up short.

There are some common obstacles to creating superstar teams, such as disengagement, conflict, lack of shared goals and high turnover. Luckily, there are also many active strategies to put in place […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Challenge Of Developing A High Performing Team|

Are Your Best Leaders Leaving?

There’s little more destabilising for an organisation than to lose its best leaders, particularly if you suffer numerous resignations in a short time frame.  If you’re having problems retaining your finest leaders, it’s time to investigate what has caused this rush for the exit.

 
Benign reasons for resignations
There’s a skill shortage sweeping the nation, so […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Are Your Best Leaders Leaving?|