Building virtual leadership skills that last

7 min read

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still figuring out what virtual leadership looks like. Maybe your business is familiar with this sort of experiment: Face-to-face meetings were replaced with video conferencing in an attempt to replicate the office environment, but Zoom or Skype fatigue eventually set in.  You’ve started re-evaluating which meetings are truly essential….

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Leading confidently through crisis: insights from Alyssa Dver

8 min read

There’s no doubt confidence is a coveted attribute, especially for leaders and managers. However, it’s rarely clear what it is or how it’s obtained.  Neurologically and definitionally, confidence is actually a decision anyone can proactively make in a given situation. We just don’t always realize that, and few people are trained in how to do…

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COVID-19 Silver Linings

25 silver linings found amidst the crisis

11 min read

We reached out to some of our friends and colleagues with a simple question: What’s one silver lining that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic? 

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How to stop micromanaging your teams and start promoting leadership

7 min read

What’s one thing all micromanagers have in common?  They don’t trust their people, and as we know, trust is at the core of any high-performing team.  Particularly in industries like tech, where autonomous work is essential to efficiency, micromanagement can be a morale killer. The best managers are adept at delegating work to highly engaged…

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How to inspire your managers to be steady, effective leaders

8 min read

This is an updated excerpt from our Surviving an Economic Downturn with Talent Optimization guide. You’ve come up with a revised business strategy. You’ve taken necessary and even difficult initial action in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.  The next steps are all about organizational resilience. Now you must inspire your people to push through…

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PI Certified Partner - Leading in Crisis workshop

A tale of leadership and connection in crisis

6 min read

In a time of extraordinary crisis, this is a fictional story of leadership, parenting, empathy, and personal connection.

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The behavioral mistake leaders make in crisis

6 min read

In any time of heightened pressure, our instinct is to revert to our most natural behaviors.

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Execs, do the right thing by your people.

4 min read

Often, employees have no warning that layoffs are imminent. And so when they do come, they hurt like a sucker punch. We need to do better by our people. 

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How to address the radical disruption of working remotely

6 min read

Although remote work can bring major boosts to performance, this abrupt shift will bring disruption before it produces benefits.

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Leadership lessons from disaster management: Are you reacting or responding?

8 min read

The essence of disaster management includes how to acknowledge, and adapt to a highly fluid situation.

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7 talent stats technology execs need to know

6 min read

In the product-led world of technology, it’s easy to take designers and engineers for granted. Here are seven stats on the importance of talent in tech.

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7 powerful talent stats for people in professional services

5 min read

Interested in the importance of talent strategy within your industry? Here are seven powerful talent stats for those in professional services.

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The sales leader’s guide to building an enablement library

3 min read

Creating a sales enablement library of content and training can help get new salespeople up to speed quickly and improve sales efficiency.

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Raising better leaders: best leadership conferences 2020

6 min read

We’ve rounded up the best leadership conferences of 2020 across the U.S. and Canada to send your existing and future leaders to.

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Quotes about leadership and teamwork (to help you get the most out of your people)

6 min read

These quotes about leadership and teamwork can provide inspiration as you begin your journey toward becoming a better leader.

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