Many organizations have made the quick switch to working remotely in the last couple of weeks. For many leaders, this may be their first time leading a remote team. Because of this, some leaders will have the impulsive to go into tracking and micro-management mode. In other words, they are worrying about bums in seats….Read More
Author: Jane Helbrecht
deliverables, Leaders, leadership, performance management, remote work
Don’t Worry About Bums in Seats!
leadership, online training
Making Time to Lead – Free Online Professional Development Session
Great leaders are intentional. And they recognize that being a great leader is a constant everyday practice that requires reflection and experimentation. In this session we will share with leaders how to make time to lead and use that time effectively so they can shift the dynamic of their team and increase performance. Great leaders…Read More
Company values, Culture, Culture Deck, Human Resources, values, Winnipeg
Really Though…What are your Company Values?
Over recent years many of us have become aware of the importance in sharing the purpose behind our work and organization. But what about our company values?Read More
That Back to School Feeling
Is it just me or does that back to school feeling still hit you, even though you haven’t gone ‘back to school’ in ages? There is something about September and getting back into a routine after the classic Winnipeg summer slowdown. Even though August was a very busy month for me from a work perspective,…Read More
Tales from a Self-Diagnosed Speak To Thinker
I was recently facilitating a training session, when a participant brought up a concept about how people process information. She said that most people generally fall into one of two categories 1) Speak to Think or 2) Think to Speak. Hearing this concept verbalized something I knew to be true but had never put…Read More
My Favourite Improv Rule for the Workplace
I’ve been thinking a lot about how individuals on teams build trust with one another. This is something I want to explore as a part of team training I am working on. Recently, my colleague Brad suggested I look up the rules of improv acting for some ideas. Talk about teams that need to strongly…Read More
3 New Year’s Resolutions for People Leaders
Here are three (easy) New Year’s resolutions for leaders to target in 2017: 1. Make Time to Lead. We set aside time to meet with other departments, prepare reports, respond to emails and to do project planning and then execute on those projects. But how many leaders set aside time to lead their people intentionally?…Read More
Why Leaders Should Play Favourites
As a leader, if you’re not playing favourites, you’re missing an opportunity. Favouritism can be your ally and can be a tool to lead effectively. Now, a few disclaimers, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t provide leadership support to all employees. I’m not saying you should favour an employee because they’re your friend and I’m…Read More
Termination Meetings – Be Prepared, Keep it Short and Make it Neutral
Terminating an employee is difficult regardless of the circumstances. It is difficult for the employee whose employment is being terminated and it often causes a lot of stress and emotion for the manager or team making the decision to terminate. However, you made the decision to terminate employment for a reason (a very good one…Read More
Are Regular Team Meetings Worth It?
People complain about the volume of meetings they attend… a lot. Is adding a weekly or monthly team meeting worth it? If you don’t think so, I’m guessing you’ve had a bad experience with a regular team meeting or feel that you and your team are too busy to add something else to your schedules. …Read More