10 Ideas to Improve Your Work from Home Culture | Part II

Today, we’re picking up where we left off and finishing with Part II of 10 Ideas to Improve Your Work from Home Culture. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here. Let’s dig into the last 5 ways you can improve your work from home culture: 6. VIDEO This may seem obvious and even though we all have some form of Zoom fatigue, video chats are still are better than voice…

10 Ideas to Improve Your Work from Home Culture | Part I

We’re all seeing the trend to stay working from home (WFH), even as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to shift. Many organizations are choosing to keep WFH protocols in place and even those that are allowing offices to open are doing so on a hybrid basis in many cases. There are advantages and disadvantages (as there is with anything) in permanently working from home, but as a leader, whether your team and organization are partially or…

Reversing Toxic Negativity is an Inside Job

“Blessed are the righteous, for they will be filled.” In a talk given thousands of years ago, Jesus of Nazareth said, “Blessed are those who seek after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” So many times in our society today, we are seeking righteousness in others. There is a lot of criticism of those who happen to be in the opposing political party, or of those who have a different view of the world than…

Working from Home: Where is this headed?

Is working from home (WFH) here to stay?  How fast will the acceleration to WFH jobs happen?  Will this trend continue and what should we do about it?  In this post, we are going to address four basic trends regarding WFH and then explore the pros and cons of a WFH culture. TREND 1:  THE RESULTS ARE MIXED:  Facebook and Twitter recently made decisions to commit to a permanent work from home culture. Yet other…

Learning from COVID Trauma

How to learn from the trauma inflicted by COVID 19 Whether we want to admit it right now or not, COVID is not just a virus. It is trauma. Most of us have survived other traumas in our life and the odds are we will survive this trauma too. That’s good news. The bad news is that many of us have never seen trauma like this and without experience or the right tools to deal…

Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine If You’re in the Right Professional Environment

I talk a lot ABOUT leadership, and I talk TO a lot of leaders on a weekly basis. But, the same questions that I push them to ask of their teams are the same questions you as an employee should be asking yourself. If you’re not sure if you’re in the right professional or work environment, these questions are a good place to start. Do I know what’s expected? Do I have the tools &…

Maintaining Healthy Culture When the World Doesn’t Feel Very Healthy

It’s safe to say that the world feels crazy these days. So throughout this, the question remains, how do we maintain a healthy work culture right now?  We Build Trust With Our Teams  We need to be honest with our teams. People can smell something in the air when you’re being dishonest. No fronts, we must be authentic. Let them see who we really are. As we build trust, we’ll maintain a healthy culture.  Show…

Making Employees Feel Safe During Uncertain Times

We are living through an unprecedented period. More than any other event in our lifetime, the COVID-19 virus has everyone feeling anxious and uncertain about the future. The closest comparison is the attacks of 9/11 but our nation’s quick response to heightening security at home and abroad gave people the confidence they needed to get back to life as normal. But this is different. More people lost their jobs in the first two weeks of…

Becoming Better Leaders in a Crisis

A crisis can be overwhelming. Whether it’s a crisis of faith, a family crisis, or a global pandemic that has changed the world forever, crises shape us as people and as leaders. They show us what’s important and what’s not. They force us to perform under intense circumstances that can bring out our best or highlight our worst, depending on how we react. Either way, we can use that knowledge, that learning; to become better…

Leveraging the New Normal

As the world prepares to move forward, leaders find themselves caught in a struggle between what has been and what will be. Companies are finding themselves having to balance the current day-to-day struggles for survival by paying proper attention to how their business model needs to pivot in this crisis.  The first thing we should do to set ourselves up for success in leveraging the new normal is to set up two teams that can…