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24 07, 2017

How to Keep Your Team Motivated All Day, Every Day

By |July 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Communication, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Productivity, Social Support, Stress, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Keep Your Team Motivated All Day, Every Day

As a team leader it can be exhausting to juggle all of your own duties, let alone make sure that everyone else is motivated enough to carry out theirs. I’ve learned that the hard way after two and a half years of heading up our marketing team.

Add in that we’re all remote workers who have never met each other in person, and you have a recipe for low motivation all around.

Thankfully, necessity breeds innovation, and through a brutal run of trial-and-error I’ve found five core tips to help inspire your team and keep everyone motivated all day, every day. […]

15 07, 2017

5 tips to become a better presenter

By |July 15th, 2017|Coaching, Communication, Development, Mastery, Potential, Productivity|Comments Off on 5 tips to become a better presenter

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

In our first installment, which you can read here, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings.

In our second installment, which you can read here, we discussed communication strategies you can easily master to help you become a more charismatic individual.

In our […]

13 07, 2017

Virtual Team Management Checklist

By |July 13th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Productivity, Social Support, Teamwork|Comments Off on Virtual Team Management Checklist

Today’s guest article is written by our newest associate: Zoe Tracey. Zoe is an insightful, dynamic and dedicated human resources practitioner who achieves strong business outcomes by identifying and addressing issues and building capability at an organisational and individual level. An organisational development specialist with experience across a broad range of projects, Zoe brings a behavioural focus to leadership and organisational effectiveness. Read more about Zoe and her experience here.

Virtual teams are increasingly common in today’s workplace.  Whether your team is geographically dispersed and located in different cities or countries, you are on the road a lot and are not […]

21 06, 2017

Living in a permanent state of beta

By |June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Living in a permanent state of beta

I recently attended the World Business Forum in Sydney.
From the WBF website: “For twelve years, the World Business Forum has been a global source of inspiration, learning and transformation for leaders looking to build better businesses and a better world. In cities around the world we gather business icons, global leaders, brilliant minds and legendary CEOs to discuss the issues and trends that are shaping the future of business. Our program offers an incredible breadth of content, bringing you world-class speakers from diverse fields, all of whom have one objective in mind: To help you lead more effectively so as to […]

7 06, 2017

3 more ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

By |June 7th, 2017|Brain Science, Communication, Motivation, Relationship Building, Research, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on 3 more ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

Last time, we discussed communication in the sense of a business communication plan, specifically focusing on 3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential.

Today, we’ll share 3 more principles of […]

29 05, 2017

How to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive

By |May 29th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Hiring, Leadership, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive

Managing a team is difficult enough. It’s even harder when your team members are located all over the place. When sitting at the same table is no longer an option, you’re going to need to approach things differently. It may be a little difficult at first, but eventually, it will become routine. Whether this is a long term remote work situation or a temporary fix while certain members of your team are away on a business trip, you’re going to need to adapt your methods to work over a longer distance. Below are some strategies to keep in mind.

 

Be […]

23 05, 2017

3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

By |May 23rd, 2017|Communication, Development, Leadership, Mastery, Potential, Productivity, Research|Comments Off on 3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

In our first installment, which you can read here, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings.

In our second installment, which you can read here, we discussed communication […]

10 05, 2017

5 ways to become more charismatic

By |May 10th, 2017|Brain Science, Coaching, Communication, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Personality, Positivity, Potential, Research|Comments Off on 5 ways to become more charismatic

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

Last time, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings. In case you missed the post, you can read it here.

This time around, we’re going to discuss communication […]

2 05, 2017

How to Break Bad News to Your Team (Without Killing Their Motivation)

By |May 2nd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Change, Communication, Community, Development, Growing Pains, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Resilience, Stress, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Break Bad News to Your Team (Without Killing Their Motivation)

When bad news comes around, it can often be devastating to a team. Whether it’s a project failure, a tightening of a deadline, or the removal of resources, it can kill their motivation to keep trying harder. You don’t want this to happen, so what do you do? Here’s how to break that bad news without destroying your team’s motivation.

 
Support them, always
One of the first things to do, even before you have bad news to deliver, is to ensure that you have a great work environment for your employees. You need a strong support system in place which makes […]

27 04, 2017

4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

By |April 27th, 2017|Coaching, Communication, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Mastery, Mindfulness, Positivity, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on 4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

Today, we’re beginning a new series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

We’ll begin by discussing how to communicate effectively during business meetings. In the corporate space, meetings are part of the routine. They serve many purposes. For one, they encourage teamwork by […]