The Resurrection of the Middle Manager

January 7, 2021

If you do a Google search for the term “middle manager,” you will notice a disturbing theme. The top articles that pop up are: “Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting?“, “The Miserable Middle Managers,” and “Why Middle Managers Need A Hug.” This past year has been a rough one for many, but the…

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Communication Etiquette in a Distributed Workforce

October 27, 2020

It is vital to establish a communication etiquette that is accessible and universally applied across your organization.

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Virtual Management Quick Tips and Best Practices

October 15, 2020

Let’s be real: managing teams virtually is not the same as managing teams in person. Managing virtually requires leaders to reassess their mindsets, practices, and approaches to working with their teams. In person, leaders can initiate impromptu meetings in the break room, or they can “pop into” someone’s office to ask a question. Once casual…

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Tips to Stay Connected and Maintain Your Organization’s Culture Virtually

September 30, 2020

Maintaining your organization’s culture as you transition to a distributed workforce can be a daunting task. The most successful managers have an understanding and training in the communication and project management tools needed to lead optimal virtual teams. A part of their effectiveness lies in facilitating creative solutions for team bonding and connectedness. While some…

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Leveraging the Hidden Gems of a Virtual Office

September 16, 2020

Virtual offices can afford many obvious benefits – No traffic headaches or parking hassles. More flexible work hours. No expensive office or equipment leases. Technology enables easier, quicker team collaboration. Playing with your puppy at lunch. So, from both an employee and employer perspective, what’s not to like?   Less Obvious Benefits of a Virtual Workforce Moving…

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Equipping Your Virtual Workforce

August 19, 2020

You can strategically consider how to optimize your staff’s performance and your business operations for the future through better equipment policies and procedures.

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BIO International Convention 2020: Taking an International 17,000 Attendee Conference Virtual in Under 8 Weeks

August 5, 2020

On April 2, 2020, BIO, the world’s largest biotechnology organization, decided they had to take their International Convention virtual, and on June 8, 2020 they pulled it off.  How did they do it?  What did they learn?  We were very excited to have the opportunity to meet with one of the leaders behind BIO’s International…

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Virtual Meetings are an Opportunity for Change

July 20, 2020

The pivot to virtual meetings is not a 1:1 exchange. It is something different than the “way we have always done it.” If you were thinking of replacing some part of or make changes to your old meeting, now is an opportune time to make that transition. Approach your meeting/conference changes not as what you…

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The Art and Science of Building a High Performing Team – Part 3

October 3, 2019

We all want to be successful. No matter what field we are in – athletics, academics, social work, or finances – we feel good when we meet goals and contribute to the wins of our overall organization.   Anyone in charge of building a team knows that feeling. The only caveat is that team leaders have…

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The Art and Science of Building a High Performing Team – Part 2

September 23, 2019

Building, leading, and sustaining teams that perform at a high level is both an art and a science… just like parenting.   Imagine you’re the parent of three young children, all between the ages of 5 and 10. You have 1 boy and 2 girls and, because you are a glutton for punishment, you decide that all three…

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