management

Virtual leader talks during a work meeting
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The first time I realized this topic (virtual leadership) was important was about 15 years ago when the organization I worked at implemented a virtual platform for internal collaboration. It has cropped up many times since then but really exploded as an issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost overnight virtual meetings became the way to work and many leaders just didn’t, and still don’t, know how to operate this way.

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A majority of the team is working remotely, but are they still working together like a well-oiled machine? Is the team a cohesive and dynamic group supporting operations and completing projects? If not, you (especially as a leader) should stop and figure out why. You should talk with the team and may need to think of solutions that are more outside of the box.

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Employee upset after getting laid off
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I read this article by Forbes magazine on the subject of delivering bad news and realized just how many companies fail to follow the steps outlined when they lay people off. I honestly believe the majority of corporations and management teams don’t mean to do this incorrectly—they just haven’t been trained in what it takes to effectively communicate what’s happening. The result is an angry, vocal group of ex-staff members and a concerned set of clients who wonder if they should look for a new vendor.

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