Hold a wacky sock day

In this time of virtual meetings, it strikes me that teams are going to be missing a meaningful connection. It’s the one which happens when someone walks into the room. Or, when you bump into them in the hallway. “Nice socks.” Or, “I love your new haircut.” While this...

Did a cat just walk by the camera?

Like so many people, I’m working from home. There are four humans and a dog living here. Thankfully, our house is big enough that I can usually find a quiet spot for a call or to think. However, I don’t expect the rest of the family to stop living....

It’s not business as usual

There’s nothing normal about business these days. People are working from home while juggling work, child care, school work, pet care and more. For the moment, people are not as productive as they were a few weeks ago. To expect otherwise is unrealistic, and you will...

Focus on the things you control

A lot of people are stressed, given everything going on in their world. The problem is that stress impairs thinking, judgement, decision making, creativity, connection and much more. One cause of stress is when you cannot figure out how to control your environment....

Losing your senses

Do you know that feeling when you walk into a room and instantly sense something is wrong (or right)? Such feelings are information, and it can point to something needing your leadership. These types of feelings will still exist when holding virtual meetings. However,...

Do we talk about ‘it’?

Is it acceptable for a team to spend time talking about how they’re feeling or the latest news? Do you make the subject taboo? There’s no right answer to this, but as a team, it’s important to be intentional. Consider revising your team working agreement to include...