Category Archives: Working Remotely

Creating Robust Virtual Training Experiences

Recently, I’ve heard many people say “I’ve just got to breathe! Everything is so fast and furious these days.” I know the feeling. For 40 years, our company’s work happened primarily in-person in the classroom, though virtual seminars were not … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Learning Exchange, Working Remotely

Life In The New Nimble: Are You Looking To Do A Career 180?

Millions across the Midwest and Northeastern United States weathered a historic snowstorm last week. It feels like we’re in even greater survival mode than we’ve all been in for the last year. As we come up on the one-year mark … Continue reading

Posted in Networking, Women in Business, Working Remotely

Forget ‘New Normal,’ Think ‘New Nimble’

We’ve all struggled on many fronts this year. Some have dealt with loss – of health, of a family member, of a job, of a familiar routine. Some have dealt with becoming schoolteacher in addition to parent. Some have struggled … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership Skills, Working Remotely

Better Than ‘Best’

I hope this blog post finds you well. Words that, at best, do nothing to improve professional relationships, and at worst, are looked at with an eye roll. So unimaginative, so impersonal. Feigning caring without actually taking the time. How … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Skills, E-Mails, Working Remotely, Writing Skills

How Successful Managers Get Through Turbulent Times: 4 Tips To Follow

Managing a team is difficult in the best of times. When you layer on top of the usual demands of life and business, a pandemic and the rising demand to address long-term systemic racial inequalities in society, you stretch your … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Skills, Executive Presence, Leadership Skills, Women in Business, Working Remotely

Chat, Email, Phone, Or Meet? What’s The Best Option?

Now that we’re all working from home, have you noticed an increase in the use of IM, email, internal chat forums, and project management platforms to collaborate? Some of these tools have become our go-to in business, while meetings seem … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Skills, E-Mails, Leadership Skills, Meeting Skills, Working Remotely

Building Positive Habits For Full-Time Remote Work

“Where did this bowl of ice cream come from?” And other questions that arise when we work from home. Last week, I was on a video call with a client in the UK. I was in my office in New … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Skills, Uncategorized, Working Remotely

Channeling Astronaut Mark Watney: Effective Leadership In The Age Of ‘What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?’

Getty Royalty Free Sol 45 I have been alone in my home office for over a month, not seeing anyone. I’ve had to learn all sorts of new technology to stay alive, workwise. I have literally planted 60 heads of … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Skills, Innovation, Leadership Skills, Uncategorized, Working Remotely

Too Much Email While WFH?

Consider these quick tips before you hit ‘send’: Can it wait? If your email is not time-critical, consider waiting to send. That way your recipients can deal with urgent matters first. If you are worried about forgetting to send, draft … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, E-Mails, Global, Uncategorized, Working Remotely, Writing Skills

5 Must Do’s When You’re Suddenly Working From Home Full-Time

Personally, I don’t like working from home. If I can choose, I go into the office. I just get more done. Unfortunately, to protect my family and my employees, going to the office is no longer the best option. For … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Communication Skills, Global, Innovation, Uncategorized, Working Remotely