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Remote Leadership – how to Stay Relevant and Engaging when Leading from a Distance

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Same – But Different

When working with employees remotely, you are essentially required to deliver a timely and engaging day-to-day leadership just as you should if you were in proximity of your employees. But there is one big difference, that makes it more challenging. The communication channels are much narrower.

Since you won’t meet your employees at the coffee machine and in the hallway, you will be exposed to fewer informal cues from your employees...

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Time to Replace Cancellations with Online Training

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Right now, Training & Development Staff Everywhere are Being Asked to Postpone and Cancel Training Programs

At the time of writing this blogpost, the Western World is fearful about the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic. And C-suites are tempted to reach for the auto-pilot from the finance crisis (and every crisis before that) and simply cancel training efforts. But this time it is appropriate to warn against wholesale cancellations of all training and...

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Get a Good Start in a New Leadership Position

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Prioritize to Meet with Your People

Starting in a new leadership position can be overwhelming. Everything and everybody fight for your attention, so what should you prioritize first? As a leader your success depends on the success of your team, so meeting with them and clarifying expectations must be your top priority.

Communicate What Your Employees Can Expect from You

Your employees will be wondering how you are going to support them in succeeding with their jobs....

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Our Language about Leadership Performance Doesn’t Encourage Collaboration

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Do you Ever Stop Yourself from Discussing Day-to-Day Leadership with Colleagues?

From time to time, leaders inevitably find themselves wondering how to tackle a situation. But most leaders hesitate to talk with their peers about it. Even if a close colleague would be in a unique position to understand what the leader is up against. 

Discussing Leadership Challenges would be the Logical Thing to Do

Most people will agree that to discuss with a peer, a boss or...

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When Employees are Leadership Resistant Be Irresistible!

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Some Employees Seem Immune to Leadership

It shows up in various ways. Some employees resist your leadership in a silent unspectacular way. They simply avoid contacting or engaging with you. Others are more openly rebellious and challenge you in various ways.

The Reasons May Vary

There is no single underlying reason why someone is leadership resistant. In fact there can be many reasons:

  • Some people may have been poorly managed in the past.
  • Others have experienced...

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Everyday Leadership is a Craft!

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Knowing the Craft of Leadership is Essential

Do outside pressures and demands on you as a leader seem to steal your attention?

Do you wonder if you’re paying enough attention to your staff?

If so, it’s useful to consider

  1. the purpose of your leadership efforts
  2. the fact that day-to-day leadership is really a craft aimed at that specific purpose

Knowing this craft and its nature will make it clear to you in what instances people need your leadership...

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When Life Hits Hard, How Do You Sustain Your Leadership?

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As a Leader You Get Particularly Challenged When Life is Difficult

Maybe you’re in the middle of a tough divorce. Maybe a loved one passed away. Or may something else is troubling for you. No matter what the reason is, there are times when the last thing you want is to shoulder more weight or more responsibility.

But your job requires that you do. Because you’re a leader.

So, while your employees are likely to understand and sympathize with you when...

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Why Focus on Leadership Deliverables?

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Leadership Surveys Repeatedly Reveal a Deep-Rooted Problem

Over and over leadership surveys and employee satisfaction measurements show that leaders are not perceived as visible and engaging. As a result employees feel ignored while their leaders are uncertain about what to do.  

With the concept of leadership deliverables we provide the tools that allow visible and engaging leadership.

 

What are Leadership Deliverables?

Leadership deliverables are...

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Leadership in Agile Work Environments

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Employees call for visible and engaging leaders – especially when work “turns agile”

Employees everywhere complain about invisible and un-engaging leaders. This problem will increase with the changes we are currently undergoing when it comes to how work is organized.

The solution lies in shifting focus from competencies and personalities to leadership deliverables.

 

In Earlier Times a Look at the Organization Chart would Tell...

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Gender Equality is a Non-Issue when Leadership Deliverables are the Main Criteria as Leaders Climb the Ranks

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With Leadership Deliverables gender equality becomes a non-issue

Plenty of research tells us that gender equal leadership teams make better decisions, which in turn leads to better financial performance. As a consequence, organisations all over the world have adopted gender equality policies.

Nonetheless women’s representation still diminishes as power increases. In fact recent research shows: 

  1. That women only occupy 20-25%[1] of the C-suite positions...

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