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Fire Drills: How Not to Get Burned in Virtual Project Management

Fire Drills: How Not to Get Burned in Virtual Project Management

FIRE! Everybody knows what a fire drill is. You’ve participated in dozens of them in your life, I’ll bet. There’s a pattern. Usually, some joker or malcontent pulls an alarm lever, resulting in a...

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How to Nail Your Next Virtual Quarterly Business Review [Free Template]

How to Nail Your Next Virtual Quarterly Business Review [Free Template]

What is a QBR? Let’s start by thinking about what they are not. Most people might think a quarterly business review (QBR) is a simple...

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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Virtual Teams

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Virtual Teams

The Case for Building a Virtual Team After 2020’s massive unplanned, ad hoc, worldwide shift to remote work, creating a case for virtual teams may seem redundant. We’ve witnessed organizations all...

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3 Ways to Beat WFH Isolation and Connect Virtual Teams

3 Ways to Beat WFH Isolation and Connect Virtual Teams

Remember “Knock-Knock” jokes? Someone goes, “Knock-Knock,” and you go, “Who’s there?” And the other person answers with, let’s say, “Hike.” You say, “Hike who?” Then the other person says, “I...

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How Progressive Managers are Preparing for Permanent Virtual Teams

How Progressive Managers are Preparing for Permanent Virtual Teams

When your team goes virtual for good, it’s harder for it to work cohesively as a unit. As I write this it may be too soon to tell, but I believe a sea change is happening in the corporate world....

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Technology and Virtual Teams: Keep It Together When You’re Miles Apart

Technology and Virtual Teams: Keep It Together When You’re Miles Apart

Have you ever played the game “Telephone?” It’s where a group of people line up and the person on the one end whispers something to whoever’s next to them. That person then turns and whispers what...

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Keep Everyone Accountable: How to Help Your Virtual Team Deliver

Keep Everyone Accountable: How to Help Your Virtual Team Deliver

When your entire team is working from home, normal ways of catching up on projects go out the door. When you were all working at an office, it was easy to run into Mary from Accounting in the...

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The Complete Guide to Virtual Meetings

The Complete Guide to Virtual Meetings

It’s happened. The Zoom revolution is upon us. In 2020, everyone from CEOs to celebrities, everything from book clubs to board meetings, went virtual. Suddenly, we were all forced to reckon...

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Become Camera Ready: How to Show Your Best Face During Virtual Meetings

Become Camera Ready: How to Show Your Best Face During Virtual Meetings

Appearances matter, because, unfortunately, that’s how people make judgments about others. Maybe before you started working from home, you would watch those perfectly coiffed and dressed hosts...

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Say More by Talking Less: How to Cut Through the Noise on Remote Teams

Say More by Talking Less: How to Cut Through the Noise on Remote Teams

Seinfeld once tackled the problem of “close-talkers,” people who stand too close to you when they make conversation. Well, in this blog, I’d like to take on what I call “over-talkers”.

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