Leadership Insights

The Challenges of Taking Over A New Virtual Team

We are perhaps living in one of the most uncertain and difficult times where most organizations have gone virtual and team members working at home. As the pandemic continues to rampage the lives of many, most firms are not ready to open their doors hence working...

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Personal and Team Resilience in Time of Uncertainty

We can all agree our resilience has been tested in the past months. It is okay not to be okay, but how fast do you bounce back to your normal after you had a relapse? How “elastic” are you? In a world where external and internal disappointments are bound to happen...

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Leverage Diversity to Drive Success

Building a great team for organizational success can be compared to making a great dish. You need a lot of different and disparate ingredients combined in specific quantities according to a precise formula or sequence to achieve the desired result. Your main...

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Building Camaraderie and Managing Virtual Teams

Managing Virtual Teams was a growing trend before the COVID-19 crisis but the transition to working from home has been recently accelerated (We observed a jump from 7% to 33% of employees in France who have switched to working from home in March 2020). Hence, for...

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The Importance of Checking-In

As we are all experiencing intense stress and uncertainty about the future, it is essential that we take care of our mental health and the ones who are surrounding us. As a leader, your contribution is essential on this matter. Of course, your role as a captain is...

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How to ensure Remote Employment is a Success?

Having to Manage Remote Employment is becoming the new normal. There is a growing trend toward an increase in the number of organization’s employees who work from remote locations. Studies by Global Workplace Analytics show that the number of people working...

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The Importance of Co-creation in Business

Top Leaders have discovered that leading from the front may not always be the best way to do business.   For decades, top executives and business leaders have striven to lead from the front and train people to work in the way they, as individuals, considered best....

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Taking a Step Back to Boost Group Effectiveness and Achieve More

As a manager, group effectiveness is probably very high on your priorities. Because of this, you may be tempted to push your team to its limits. But recent thinking suggests that taking a step back from operational matters and day to day activities may be the way...

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Being A Female Leader – Challenge or Opportunity?

Being a female leader in the corporate world brings both challenges and opportunities. After more than five decades of efforts to bring women to a place of equality with men in matters of leadership, the landscape in most places is still heavily male dominated in...

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How to Build Engagement from Millennials

For some managers, having millennials on their team is a challenge. It is actually a great opportunity if you can leverage the great diversity it brings. When you look at the everyday workplace, it is hard to see that there is a constant transitioning from one...

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New Job New Team

Are you starting in a new job or are you taking over a new team? One of the most frequent subjects discussed in business meetings, publications and websites is change and how to manage it. The environment in which organizations operate is increasingly volatile; due...

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Equipping Your Team For Project Success

Let's talk about project management and how your team can make a difference. Whether your team is just starting out or well-established, a new project or initiative will present risks for failure or under-performance. This is because new projects have a tendency to...

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Celebrate at Work and Boost Employee Engagement

As a leader, are you willing to boost your employee engagement? Most of times when you and I hear other people's success stories, they are glamorized as unbelievable achievements by ordinary people in the face of great odds. The stories do not shine the light on...

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Boost Team Collaboration by Building Trust

Trust may be the most essential element to enable Team Collaboration & Team Building in order to determine the success of a team. A team may have highly competent members, but if it is plagued by distrust, it will under-perform a team of ordinary individuals....

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How to Deal with Workplace Conflict

Having to manage Workplace Conflict is the Number 1 CEO concern! Most people lump disagreement together with negative energy. But they are not the same. Disagreement is simply a difference in points of view. But the negative energy that sometimes attends...

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Improve your Personal Branding at Work

Selling yourself or Personal Branding is important in any relationship, personal or business. The truth is that if you do not promote yourself, there may be no one else to do it for you. And even if you managed to find others who are willing to fly your flag, they...

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Authentic Leadership In The Midst Of Conflict

The quest to Authentic Leadership seems to be a growing trend because of the challenges it represents. Everyone talks about leadership; it seems that every time you log into the internet, there is somebody telling you how to be a better leader. With this great...

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Accelerate your Business Growth NOW

Being Business growth, Growth Acceleration, Growth Mindset, Growth Strategy, growth is on every leaders mind. Understandably, all businesses want to grow. However, when a company begins to enter a phase of accelerated growth, how it did business in the past and how...

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How To be an Inspirational Leader

Leadership is not something that a person does; it is what they become. This articles tells you more about what Inspirational Leaders have in common

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Efficient Team Takeover

Managing a smooth Team Takeover is key when starting in a new role. Indeed, when a leader takes over a team or organization, they usually arrive with their own ideas of what that team or organization ought to be doing. They have preconceived thoughts of what they...

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Teamwork – Fostering The ‘We’ Mindset At Work

Great Teamwork within your team becomes a stronger competitive advantage than having the best people on your team. People, schools and workplaces in the United States exhibit a much higher degree of competitive behavior than is seen in most other countries,...

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Effective Workplace Conflict Management

Conflicts are a fact of life and workplace conflicts are not an exception. People will always disagree on something. Although we hate them, conflicts are often the most honest feedback that we get about any situation. They offer the greatest opportunities to find...

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Lead and Succeed In a Matrix Team

Organizational structure defines how a business allocates tasks, coordinates activities and supervises the efforts of its various teams. In a quest to get closer to its customers and become more responsive and innovative many businesses are dumping the...

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How to Build a Strong Team?

Team building, cohesion retention are key elements to build a strong team.  These are dominant topics in any gathering of all kinds of leaders around the globe. Finding the best people, getting them to work together and keeping them together afterward has never...

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Team Performance through Stakeholders Feedback

When measuring the performance of a team, the viewpoint from which that assessment is conducted matters. A team may carry out an assessment of its work itself, or it might be done by the organization or conducted externally by a customer. Depending on whether the...

How to Build Trust in your Team?

How can you build trust in your team? Although we never think about it, trust is the single ingredient that makes life livable. We can always go to bed, TRUSTING that the ground will still be beneath our feet when we awake. That our home will still be in the city...

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Supporting people through change management

Smooth Change Management is a critical skill to have for  a leader. “If it is not broken, do not fix it.” This axiom describes the human tendency to never question the effectiveness of our method as long as it delivers a reasonable amount of success. People, in...

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How to drive team commitment?

Business Leaders and Owners aspire for maximal team commitment. The feeling that employees lack a high level of emotional investment and personal commitment to their work is one of the most frustrating difficulties business owners can have. Every owner wants people...

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Team Alignment for a Transformation Project

This is especially true for teams that are multi-functional or virtual. The fact of its members being separated by professional differences and physical distance makes managing it twice as difficult. This can be complicated further, if a project has multiple...

Team Alignment

Does your Team has full Self-Awareness?

In this article, we will discuss team self-awareness. This is one of the most important but often overlooked aspects of team-building and team-productivity. We give lots of emphasis to building the team, equipping it and having it succeed at its raison d'être; all...

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How to build a High Performing Team?

High-performing teams are different from other kinds of teams in that the sum of members’ individual knowledge, skills and competencies come to bear significantly on the final output of the group. Unlike in other teams where the team’s performance does not exceed...

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Do not recruit someone like you!

Make sure you leverage collective intelligence when you recruit someone for your team. You, as successful business leader have had a successful career; you have the right set of competencies that allowed you to go that far and that high. One day, the moment comes...

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