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Tips For Better Remote 1 to 1s

Tips For Better Remote 1 to 1s

Regular one on one conversations with your team members are essential for building trust, reviewing priorities, discovering roadblocks and most importantly finding out how your people are doing.

When you take regular work stress and add the extra strain of the current pandemic, it’s crucial to stay tuned in to people’s well-being. This is especially important for your remote team members as  you cannot rely on the casual face to face conversations that happen in a shared office.

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How To Debate Ideas Productively In Meetings

How To Debate Ideas Productively In Meetings

A recent article in the British Medical Journal1 drew attention to the importance of protecting and promoting open disagreement among diverse experts to improve the quality of advice given to political leaders in a crisis.  Although we may not be managing a crisis, theirs and other research suggests that adversarial argument helps diverse groups do a better job of evaluating arguments both for and against given propositions.  This results in better problem solving and decision making.
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Do You Push Your Team Members Too Hard?

Do You Push Your Team Members Too Hard?

Many of us have experienced the frustration of working for a manager who intimidates their team members while apparently charming their superiors at the same time.  But it’s hard to know if you are that type of manager.  You might think you are doing a good job.  You get results by challenging and pushing people past their comfort zones. But what if they perceive your style as overly intimidating and as a consequence they are actually afraid of you?
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Ten Ways to Develop Your Team Members  – For Free!

Ten Ways to Develop Your Team Members – For Free!

Here are ten ways to develop your team members that don’t cost anything.

When thinking about what your team members need to develop, don’t automatically assume that this means they need to go on a management training course – it doesn’t.  There are many things that you can do to develop your team members ‘on the job’ with coaching and mentoring support from you or other people.

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