LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

How to Bring a Little Joy to Zoom

  Four months into the pandemic here in the US means four months since much of the workforce has gone from zero to hero on Zoom or some equivalent video software. Pre-pandemic, only 5% of the workforce used video conferencing regularly for meetings; now, it’s...

Why Don’t More People Share Their Best Practices with Each Other?

If you are a member of a team, business, school, or volunteer organization, there's a good chance you want whatever project you are working on to succeed. Yes? Towards that end, you work hard, think hard, generate ideas, go to meetings, fight fires, and (hopefully)...

How Leaders Can Cultivate Patience in an Impatient World

Nine ways to develop this important “muscle” and reap its mental health benefits. The whole world is waiting for a coronavirus vaccine so that life can get back to normal. It feels like all of us are characters in Waiting for Godot. But unlike Samuel Beckett’s play,...

Protecting Remote Workers’ Productivity and Performance

Most office workers became remote workers when social distancing measures put into place in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus dramatically changed the way we go about our days. If that was you, over the last several months, you have had a taste of the...

Managers: You Can Give Bad News to Employees with Respect

During this time, organizations are in different places when it comes to their employees and employment. By this I mean some companies are hiring, where others are cutting hours, and/or considering furloughs and layoffs. In fact, it could also be possible that one...

The Dark Side Of Operational Efficiency In Times Of Crisis

Few management practices have captured business attention more than the quest for operational efficiency. Indeed, over the years, businesses across a wide spectrum of industries have readily adopted practices such as Just-in-Time (JIT) and lean manufacturing, which...