Now even more than ever, companies need teams to have effective interactions, especially for their online meetings. We provide 3 strategies to help your teams get the most out of their virtual meetings and really push your company forward.
‘Not yet’ are two powerful words which when added to your negative, self-doubting sentences will help you find the mental strength to continue on, to try again … and again! Learn to use them and become more resilient and positive.
As professional facilitators, we understand how these differ from face to face meetings and have accumulated a great deal of experience in facilitating successful virtual meetings. Here are 5 rules we use to ensure productive and engaging virtual meetings.
Empathy is a critical skill of inspirational leadership. Some of us are good at it, while many struggle and stumble on a series of recurrent, typical empathy mistakes. How about you? How many of the typical mistakes would you be inclined to make (or avoid)?
When people want to have more engagement in the teams, they typically think about ‘culture’ and ‘mindset’. In our opinion, most of the time it is insufficient to only work on ‘culture’ and ‘mindset’. For us, if you want to create engagement, there are 3 pillars to pay attention to.
Dealing with conflict is not easy. Conflict situations tend to be complex. We won’t be able to give a ‘quick and dirty miracle recipe’ in this insight. But we will provide a concept that might prove very helpful.
Is your team a true team, or is it a group of individuals? Is the team guided by what’s best for the company, or do individual objectives come first? Do team members appreciate each other, or are there (hidden) infights going on? If you want to create a stronger team spirit, you might like the following practical tips.
Have you ever had a difficult team member? Somebody who was very strong and incredibly driven, yet at the same time turned out to be a true ‘nuisance’ to everybody around. Going solo, criticizing others, not acting upon what was asked,… Here’s how to deal with such a person
Is your team a ‘dream team’? Are members working well together, is there a good level of bonding, and is the atmosphere pleasant? Or is good collaboration in your team just a distant dream? Do people disapprove of each other, are vicious little games frequent, is criticism constantly in the air? Here are 5 pragmatic tips to create more bonding in the team you’re leading.
We’ve probably all experienced it–many times. Different parties trying to convince each other, without success. Endless debates. People not feeling heard. Usually it ends with frustration. The hierarchical leader takes a decision that is not shared by the others. Or there is no decision, and the situation lingers on, leading to even more irritation. Here’s how to get to an agreement with an underlying bonus…