5 Tools For Successful Remote Team Results

Offices are a relic of the pre-Internet era. These days remote teams are the way to collaborate for results, while still having a life. I’ve been managing a remote team and business from my laptop for 12 years now. Here are my top 5 tools for successful remote team results. 

Working remotely is my preferred way of working. I work from home and wherever I find myself when I’m traveling. Today, I’m writing this article from a Starbucks. My business is far from a one-person show.

Here’s what my remote team looks like. I live near

Great Leaders Leave Space For Others

Leaders need to be aware of the influence their presence has on a group. Just by showing up, leaders can disempower those they hope will step up and lead. Great leaders step back so others can step up. 

At a conference I mingled and talked casually with leaders from different organizations. And then The Big Leader walked into the room. Something odd happened.

You Need To Discuss Emotions For Bottomline Results

Leaders learning coaching skills are often uncomfortable with conversations that involve emotions. It’s easy for results-oriented leaders to dismiss these conversations as a distraction from the real work of achieving results. They couldn’t be more wrong. Discussing emotions is essential for bottomline results. 

Lack of emotional self-awareness can be a fatal flaw in leaders. Emotions such as anger and

How To Be Free Of Overwhelm At Work

If you feel overwhelmed at work, you’re not alone. A recent ABCNEWS.com survey revealed that 50% of worker feel overworked or overwhelmed. Surprisingly, those of us who manage our own time and tasks, far from living the centered, focused lives we dream of, experience overwhelm of our own making. Here’s how to be free of overwhelm.

We try to work harder to gain some measure of control. We try working longer, putting in more hours to get it all done. We try working smarter by delegating tasks,

There Can Be Only One Priority

Priority means “most important.” Since we can’t be limited to only one thing, the most important thing, we’ve created the plural form, “priorities,” which is a contradiction in itself. Not understanding your priority will keep you from accomplishing, or becoming, all you aspire to. 

The world we live in doesn’t understand the concept of priority.

Take airlines for example. They have Priority Zone 1 boarding. But they give it to all their frequent flier program participants, anyone with their airline credit card, and those who purchased upgraded boarding pass. When boarding for Priority Zone 1 is called,

The Help People Want With Problems

I’m a fixer. Bring me a problem and I’ll give you a solution. The trouble is, people don’t always want my solutions. Even when they think I’m probably correct, they will go ask someone else. The reason is, they are looking for another kind of help.

The Help People Want With Problems

When people ask for help, it can be interpreted as a request for

It Makes Sense, Until You Think About It

A lot of things we do make sense, until we think about them. It turns out what appears to feel quite logical doesn’t always hold up under closer scrutiny. Here’s how to spot your faulty thinking, and fix it.

A friend of mine mentioned he was limiting his income for the next couple of years so he could receive financial aid for his children’s university fees. My plan was to

Peter Drucker On The Most Important Thing In Communication

Peter Drucker is known as the Father of Management, influencing modern management practices more than anyone else through his extensive writing and teaching. I’m intrigued by what he said about communication: “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Here are two ways to practice hearing what isn’t said. 

Listen

In Managing the Non-Profit Organization, Drucker outlined basic leadership competencies: “As the first such basic competence, I would put