05 Jun 2020 | Wayne Turmel
When it comes to managing a remote team, technology is not a communication problem. So stop blaming the tools if you chose the wrong one for the wrong reason.
01 Jun 2020 | Jim Barnett
We humans are often very poor at self-awareness. But anyone who sees themselves as a leader canít afford to be complacent, and emerging leaders in particular need honest feedback.
20 May 2020 | Wayne Turmel
Working remotely, we miss the non-verbal signals we see when working face-to-face. That's why asking open questions is one of the most critical skills the manager of a remote team can possess.
20 Apr 2020 | Wayne Turmel
Many managers are now discovering that leading a remote team isnít that different to leading a co-located one. But they do have to re-think how they do certain things. Here are five ways you can get that wrong.
14 Jan 2020 | Wayne Turmel
Adopting remote teams might seem like a whole new ball game, but itís the same game - just played on a slightly different field. The WHAT doesnít really change, it's the HOW that's different.
17 Sep 2019 | David Livermore
Are mansplaining and its close cousin, whitesplaining, real things or are they just more pop psychology terms? David Livermore interviews Dr Amy Heaton to find out.
10 Sep 2019 | Wayne Turmel
Speaking to large groups on-line can be deeply disconcerting. Why? Because even in a lecture-type presentation, you get all kinds of feedback. But doing it virtually feels like youíre talking into a void.
30 Jul 2019 | Wayne Turmel
The most important business lesson I ever learned, I learned at eight years old. And itís something that is as relevant to all of us today as it was to me as a kid back then.
11 Jul 2019 | Wayne Turmel
Going from being a Ďdoerí to being a manager isnít easy, because managing others demands interpersonal and communication skills that need to be worked on.
17 Jun 2019 | Wayne Turmel
The old saying ďdo unto others as youíd like them to do unto youĒ Is fine advice. But when it comes to management, it's not so simple. Let me explain why it doesnít stack up.
27 May 2019 | Wayne Turmel
Communication increasingly seems to be a question of technology. But it isnít. It's a complicated process with lots of moving parts. And it starts with two very important questions
26 Mar 2019 | Wayne Turmel
Bad meetings cost companies billions of dollars every year. But this waste is easily avoidable if only we'd all ask ourselves a couple of basic questions and think a little more about how and why we have meetings.
07 Jan 2019 | Wayne Turmel
The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your project team works together and what needs to change. So here are five 'resolutions' you should at least consider for your remote team.
06 Aug 2018 | Wayne Turmel
We all get tired, rushed and overworked. And when we do, it's tempting to use technology as an excuse to take the easy way out by avoiding confrontation or uncomfortable conversations.
22 Jun 2018 | Wayne Turmel
If you're mindful as to your meeting's purpose and desired outcome, you will accomplish far more than if you approach it as an empty ritual.
04 Jun 2018 | Wayne Turmel
What holds a wall together is the mortar between the bricks. And what holds a project together is the effective, clear and proactive communication between individuals.
20 Feb 2018 | Janet Howd
When you're preparing to give a presentation, have you ever stopped to consider that what's going on in the back of your mind is likely to have a big impact on its chance of being a success?
05 Dec 2017 | James M. Kerr
Sometimes we can get fooled into thinking that poor communication is a problem when itís really a symptom of something much more profound: poor organizational design that undermines the ability of people to work in teams.
03 Oct 2017 | Janet Howd
Unless we can start to discern truth from falsehood, the slow but persistent infiltration of spurious news will inevitably lead humanity down the road of serious physical consequences.
01 Sep 2017 | Wayne Turmel
Many things in life are necessary but annoying - especially email. So here are five simple things everyone can do with their emails that will help make everyone less generally cranky: