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The most common phrase that has been uttered since we all started working remotely. And guess what, to many the answer is still no. Because we weren’t listening before, because we weren’t taking in what people were saying and because all we wanted to hear is what was playing in our head. You don’t need to be muted to realize that. Being muted simply makes it real and forces you to hit the button hoping…

When someone on your team decides to pack it in and move onto a new opportunity it’s your last chance to show them what kind of leader you are. You could not say a thing, wait till the last moment, and “plan” for everything they did and who is going to take it over and transition into their workloads. You can sweep it under the rug so hopefully, no one knows how great a team…

When you have a problem, you don’t need more fuel on the fire. What you need is for everyone to realize there is a fire. If everyone is on board that there is a fire then everyone will be on board to put it out. When we’re all adding fuel to the fire – venting about problems, complaining about apps going up and down, decrying bad practices, focusing on what team members do incorrectly or…

If you thought losing a team member who was sitting right beside you was hard. Wait until you lose one that you have been working with remotely for the past four months. To be honest, it doesn’t matter the timeline, what does matter is a member of your team is moving on. There are a lot of things probably running through your head – who are we going to find to replace them, how will…

Keeping your team motivated while they are remote is going to require you to get creative. When you’re in front of the room, when you have the company’s facilities behind you, you have a swagger that you can bring to the party. Right now, it’s you, a laptop and a camera. So what do you do? They aren’t robots – if they are, validate some captcha phrases just to be sure. But they aren’t so…